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How to Choose an Art Piece for Your Home

Choosing an art piece for you home can be fun, but it isn't always easy. From making sure you get the right art hanging supplies, to finding the one particular piece or combination of pieces to really pull your room together, some research and knowledge is required. Of course, it's all worth it when you see your living room turned from a general setting to a virtual work of art in itself.

Research Options

Before you even make a solid decision concerning what type of art you plan to purchase, take a look at what is available. You may be thinking of a simple painting, and then come across a piece of 3D wall art that really catches your eye.

  • Look on the Internet
  • Visit local art exhibits
  • Step into an art museum

Compare Size to Space Available

While you certainly want your art piece to be eye-catching, you don't want it to overwhelm a room. Instead, it should be the centerpiece that pulls the room together. When it comes to subdued colors, a large item on a small wall may be something you want to consider, but bolder looks call for more space. Otherwise, they can be too distracting and take away from the look of the room as a whole.

Create a Centerpiece, Not a Distraction

Note how your room currently looks. What kind of architecture is involved? What style is your furniture? These things matter simply because you don't want your art to conflict with the surroundings unless you are trying to make an oppositional statement.

For example, if you live in a Victorian home, you may need to adjust the style of trim and décor to match an abstract painting. Otherwise, the room may end up with a disjointed feel to it. On the other hand, if you live in a contemporary style home, you'll need to add a few elements to the room to make it work with a renaissance painting.

If you truly fall in love with a piece, consider the adjustments you need to make to a room to make it work, rather than looking for another piece of art. Artwork that speaks to you and reflects who you are is a valuable commodity, but things like curtains and wall trim can be easily changed to fit the mood you are trying to create.

Speak with the Artist or Seller

Before you buy a piece, it's always a good idea to speak with the artist or seller. Find out if the piece is an original or a reproduction, as well as what materials are involved in it. This way you can manage it in appropriate lighting and offer your guests information about the piece itself.

Something else you may want to consider is how you are going to mount the piece. Be sure to invest in the correct gallery hardware or other supplies so that you can secure your art to the wall without worry. You might also invest in art lighting supplies at the same time to show off your beautiful artwork in your home.

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