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How to choose the right artwork for your home

How to choose the right artwork for your home

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT ARTWORK FOR YOUR HOME

"Art" can refer to many different things, from paintings and sculptures to photographs and mixed media pieces.
If you're looking to add some art to your home but don't know where to start, this guide is for you. We'll go over some things to consider when choosing artwork for your home, from picking the right size and style to finding a piece that fits your budget. By the end of this guide, you'll have all the tools you need to choose the perfect piece of art for your home.

 

WHAT STYLE OF ARTWORK IS RIGHT FOR YOUR SPACE?

When it comes to choosing artwork for your home, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Firstly, you need to decide what style of artwork you want, secondly, you need to pick the right size for the artwork and thirdly, you need to find a place to display the artwork in your home. Let’s take a closer look at what to consider for each of the three aspects mentioned above.

Artwork Style:
Consider the overall décor of the space – is it modern, classic, or luxurious? This will help guide you into what would complement the space. Pairing a colour-pop abstract artwork would not necessarily work in a classic roman styled lounge. Here are some guidelines as to what you could consider based on the type of décor you have:

CLASSIC DÉCOR 


Consider framed prints, photographs or classic hand paintings with a complementary color palette and design style.

Another alternative to artwork that could complement this type of space would be a striking mirror.


 

 

MODERN OR CONTEMPORARY DÉCOR


Consider abstract art, framed modern prints or colour pop paintings like fluid artworks to add depth, dimension and visual interest to your space. Pair a neutral setting with something bold and striking to offset a stark palette or consider neutral tones for brighter walls.

 

LUXURIOUS DÉCOR


If you have a glossy glam space – consider framed prints or hand-painted artwork. A bold mirror could also create a striking effect that enlarges the space and adds light and depth to the room.

 

HOW TO DISPLAY ARTWORK IN YOUR HOME

SIZE COUNTS!

Consider the size and scale of the piece in relation to the wall or area where it will be hung. You don't want something too small or too large that it overpowers the rest of the room.

GROUPING

When hanging multiple pieces together, create a cohesive display by unifying them with similar frames or floor mats, or group them by artists, theme, subject matter, or colour scheme. - this creates a cohesive look and prevents one piece from looking out of place or neglected.

DISPLAY MATTERS

Hang artwork at eye level, this will ensure that you can appreciate the piece properly, and it also makes the room look more inviting.  Make sure that the frame compliments the piece for example a gaudy frame will take away from the beauty of the art, while a simple frame may make it look lost on the wall.

LIGHT

Consider lighting when deciding on placement. Artwork should be placed in a well-lit area so that it can be properly appreciated, however, direct sunlight can damage certain media over time, so beware of placing pieces near windows or outdoors.
Use recessed lighting or track lights to highlight specific works without damaging them with heat or glare.

BUDGET

When it comes to spending, artwork can be a seasonal cost-effective interior décor update or a great investment that can become part of your estate and add value to your home. Either way – the correct piece can create the perfect finishing touch to any interior!

Whatever route you decide to take, remember that there are no hard-and-fast rules when it comes to displaying artwork in your home – ultimately, it should be a reflection of your personal style and something that brings you joy.

17 October