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How to Choose the Right Painting for Your Home

Choosing the right painting for your home isn't as easy as it sounds. You have to decide on the reason for the painting in the first place, make sure you purchase the correct picture hanging system, and decide on the other decorative elements that go with it. Use the information below to make the whole process a bit easier on yourself.

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Define the Purpose

Is the painting going to be a centerpiece, or is it meant to set off something else in the room? As a centerpiece, you may want to opt for a larger painting with a bold design. If the painting is meant to set something else off, opt for more subdued tones and designs, as well as a smaller item.

Contact Artists

Since you are actively looking for a painting for your home, it's a good idea to contact someone who creates them, rather than just choosing one that has been printed over and over. By contacting the artist, you may be able to have something done just for your home. Otherwise, you'll at least have the opportunity to look at some existing works so you may be able to choose something that other people haven't yet seen.

Attend Art Shows

You don't have to buy your painting at an art show. However, attending one gives you a good idea of exactly what there is available. You may simply find an artist who can design something that fits exactly what you are looking for in terms of a painting for your home.

Consider Display Systems

Hanging paintings is much different than simply hanging photos. You can have copies made of your photos if they happen to fade over time, and you don't have to worry about the details of displaying them. When it comes to paintings, you want to put them in the best space to catch the right amount of light, but you also don't want to put them at risk for being damaged by sunlight or artificial lighting. Make sure the art you choose can be displayed using the correct type of display systems. If the home is a newer one, with sheetrock walls, you may have to install anchors in order to have a solid place to hang your art.

Buying art isn't like buying a candle or something simple. What you buy now may be considered an heirloom later, or a financial investment. You'll want to consider more than just how it looks on the wall. Does it speak to you? Does it draw you in? Color, tone, imagery—these are all things that you need to think about when choosing art for your home. You might also think about whether you want one piece, or you want to start a collection of multiple pieces.

Keep in mind that the right piece of art can set the tone for any room. The wrong piece of art could end up being something you regret for longer than you imagine. And remember, you don't have to stay with the same old look. Portraits, landscapes, and portrayals of nature aren't the only types of paintings out there. There is also abstract art and many other forms of paintings that you might not have thought of before.

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