How to Choose Art for Your Home: A Practical Guide
Selecting art for your home is a delightful yet often daunting task. As an artist, I believe that art is not just decoration; it's a reflection of your personality and a statement of your taste. But how do you choose the right piece? Here’s a guide to help you navigate this exciting journey.
Identify Your Personal Style: Art is personal. Reflect on what styles - abstract, modern, traditional - whats resonates with you? Does it make you feel something?
Your art should be a mirror of your taste, so trust your instincts, not just trends.
Consider the Colour Scheme: Art can complement or contrast your room's colours. Harmonious pieces should have elements of your room's palette, while contrasting art can make bold statements. Remember, monochromatic pieces like black and white are versatile and elegant, whilst a pop of colour in a monochromatic room can add interest.
Size and Scale: The art's size should match your room's proportions. In a quest to be inclusive in my approach to the art I offer, there are works in various sizes to fit different spaces available from my website. If in doubt, I can provide free consultancy to help you choose the perfect size for your space.
Room Function: Each room has its vibe - living rooms suit bold, engaging art, bedrooms might benefit from calming pieces. Consider the room's atmosphere when selecting art and how it can positively affect the feel of the space.
Mix Different Mediums: Diversify your collection with paintings, prints, and sculptures. This adds depth and intrigue to your space and will broaden your collection.
Lighting Impact: Lighting can change an artwork's appearance. Natural light brings out true colours but can damage over time, while artificial light can enhance details. Consider your room's lighting when choosing art.
Framing Consultancy: A frame can make or break an artwork's impact. It can interact with your art or help set it with your interior style. Frames should also be considered as protection to your investment too. I provide framing consultancy to ensure your chosen piece is showcased in the best possible way, be it a classic or modern frame, or even frameless.
Budgeting with Flexibility: Art is an investment that you can enjoy every single day. If you buy shrewdly, you can make some decent money from your collection, but I recommend simply buying art you enjoy first—if it increases in value, that's a bonus! Often, a blocker to people being able to invest and collect is the upfront cost. I offer a range of prices, and with 0% payment plans available through Klarna to help ease some of the initial financial burden in getting that collection started. Now, you can enjoy art without the upfront cost.
Take Your Time: Finding the perfect piece shouldn't be rushed. Explore different galleries and online platforms. There are shows at regular intervals throughout the year and some Fairs will offer special prices on the day. The experience of art can be in the search or hustle in finding what you want - it can make it even sweeter when you find that piece you must have.
Commissioning Options: If you're looking for something truly unique or very specific to a space you have in mind, consider commissioning a piece. As an artist, I can create bespoke art that fits your exact specifications and style. It's a great way to make a quirky space that is either really large into a centre-piece or an unusual small space into a hidden discovery within your household. Next time you walk through your home, be present in noticing your walls, large and small, and think about what could be. If this is more your thing, get in touch.
Choosing art for your home is about more than just filling space - it's about finding pieces that inspire and resonate with you. With my guidance, varied collection, framing consultancy, and flexible payment options, you're sure to find art that not only enhances your space but also reflects your unique personality. Remember, art is an extension of yourself – take the time to find pieces that tell your story. Enjoy the process, and I look forward to helping you find the perfect artwork for your home.
Check out my collection and see if there's anything that inspires you