The vast majority of us will probably not be experts in art when it comes to choosing it for our homes. This job can be left to the gallery owners, art curators and artists! However, choosing art does not have to be a daunting experience. Here, we are taking you through our top tips that we think you should follow when you are deciding on what art to choose for your home.
Go With What You Like
What’s great about choosing art for your home is that you can go outside the box and simply choose exactly what it is that you gravitate towards, regardless of how ‘practical’ it may be. For example, when you are choosing a colour scheme for your home, most of us will tend to opt for neutrals which means neutral floors, neutral walls, neutral couches and so on so forth. However, wall art can be an eclectic choice and the perfect place to express colour.
Learn More About the Artist
When you know more about the artist who created the art that you enjoy, this can provide you with a better understanding of what the art expresses and the context around it. Most of us won’t be able to meet the artist in person, but you can still do some research online to get a glimpse into their mind and lives.
Go to Art Events
If you live in a big city, chances are there will be some cool artist events near to you. This is a great way to check out new and emerging artists and you may even just grab yourself a bargain if this artist later becomes incredibly popular!
Don’t Miss Out
While some pieces of art are printed, other pieces will be unique. So, if you spot a piece of art that you absolutely love, then it is important that you make sure to jump on it as soon as you can or you will most likely miss out.
Buy Second Hand
There is a misconception that wall art has to be expensive, but this is simply not the case. Not only can you buy wall art from many online print shops at a great price, you can also purchase on the secondary market too. This would involve attending auctions and snapping up pieces that others are selling.
Learn More About Framing
It is important to keep in mind that while paper artwork is normally the most cost-effective option to go for when choosing wall art, you will probably still need to buy a frame to go along with it. However, frames can be extremely inexpensive now and you can choose from a wide range of cool designs.
Commission Your Own Piece
If you have a piece of art in your mind that you really want but cannot find, then a great option is to have a piece commissioned. This way, you can choose the size of the piece and also the artist who will paint it who is sure to be someone who’s work you really admire.