How to buy art for your home

One of the joys of being a property owner is the chance to decorate your home in accordance with your taste and personality. Well-placed artworks have the power to transform a space, improve the overall look of your home, but selecting the correct piece can be a complicated and intimidating project. To help you in this process we’ve rounded up 3 things you should consider when buying artworks for your home.

CONSIDER YOUR SPACE

Start by considering where are you going to put the artwork. It’s important to consider the size and style of the room. This will help you identify pieces that are suitable for the place. You don’t want to overcrowd a space with a too-large or complex artwork but you also don’t want a small painting or photo to get lost in a big room. When it comes to style don’t be afraid to mix things to add visual interest – consider a contemporary piece for a traditional space and vice versa.

BUDGET

Art should be bought for both personal pleasure and whether you would like to make a good investment, so think about how much you are willing and able to spend. If you have a small budget, decide if you want to spread it over few pieces or focus on buying a single statement piece. Those of you who have a generous budget can decide if you want to shop for established artists whose work is at a premium.

TRUST YOUR GUT

When it comes to actually buying art, the first important rule is “buy what you like.” Don’t buy a piece of art just because the artist is trendy or well-known. Ultimately, you are going to look at this piece every day for the rest of your life, so make sure you love it. That said, part of the fun of buying art is learning and cultivating your taste. Explore related images or artists to ones you already like — you might just discover something you love even more!




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