Finding artwork is one of the most fundamental tasks in interior design. Art in the interior conveys emotions, sets the atmosphere, and makes the space truly individual. For some decorators, it’s the art that brings all the ingredients together.
Unless you’re a curator, gallery owner, or artist, buying art can be tricky. Perhaps you are worried about choosing the right colors or sizes to suit your space. Trying to decide whether to choose a traditional piece or an abstract canvas. Here are some tips to help you make your choice.
1 Find your artist The first thing is to find what you want to see every day. You can find a lot of pieces that go with the rest of the decor, but if you don’t like looking at them, don’t buy them. Start by finding artists and styles you like.
2 Evaluate space An essential technical moment when choosing a work is the assessment of the space itself, where it will be located. If you’re planning to hang a painting above a sofa on a large open wall, you’ll need a larger painting, or conversely, many smaller pieces to fill the space. If you make a mistake with the size and choose something too small, it may not look quite appropriate. When it comes to home decor, there are a few rules that you might find helpful. It is best to use a neutral floor and furniture in the interior.
3 Deal with feelings It is important to consider what emotions you hope to create in the room where the artwork will be displayed. Who and how often will see how you want to feel in this space? For example, something bright and bold for the living room where friends hang out, and something more calm and serene for the bedroom. As an alternative – more conservative things for public spaces, and vice versa – provocative works in private areas of the house.
4 Consider color The color of the artwork you choose should be in harmony with the rest of the room. A piece of art that clashes with furniture and décor will not make a room more cohesive and welcoming. It doesn’t have to be a literal match, but there should still be key elements that complement each other. And remember the reverse technique: if you find the perfect piece of art, without which it is impossible, you can think about how to change the palette around it for better symmetry and compatibility.
5 Select material It is important to consider when choosing art for the home, the materials used by the artist to create the work. This is really important because the art form is not always reduced to the image on the canvas. Artists often use multiple materials to create new effects – glass, metal, ceramic, or wood. Choose the one that matches the style of your home.
6 Be decisive If you’re lucky and find an original piece of art you like, don’t hesitate to buy it. It’s easy to miss a thing – but regrets will stay with you forever. Artifacts by popular artists often sell out fairly quickly, so if you feel connected to this item, get it ASAP. Having a unique piece is important. Not everyone is ready to agree to a copy, not the original. Hesitation can cause you to miss out on what you like. So if you like it, buy it.
7 Be open to new opportunities Don’t be afraid to occasionally explore pieces that seem to go beyond your taste preferences. Too often interior art is limited to paintings or drawings – but it can also be sculptures or tapestries. If you see a piece of art that you like but doesn’t quite fit in with your space, contact the artist. Perhaps he will be able to produce something in the same spirit, but more suitable for you. And remember, art is personal. What suits one person may not suit another at all.