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16 Tips on Choosing The Right Art For Your Home

16 Tips on Choosing The Right Art For Your Home
28 October, 2020

Tip 1: You don’t have to break the bank

Use Art Prints if you are undecided. Art prints are affordable and light. It's not necessary to nail your art on the wall. You could use 3M Hook for an easy installation! This method also allows you to change up your looks frequently.

Tip 2: Planning goes a long way, consider what you want to achieve

Think about colours, themes and textures that appeal to you. The more you look, the more you’ll understand what type of artwork you’re drawn to. Think about complimentary colours to your existing interior elements and furnishings.

Tip 3: Visualise your layout

Especially if you’re creating a gallery wall, you can choose to place your frames on the floor to work out a composition, or use masking tape and a tape measure to mark out the sizes on the wall. Have someone hold the artwork in place so you can step back and get some perspective. 

Tip 4: Get the right measurements

Proper prep work is the key to a seamless installation. Measure, and plan accordingly to fit into walls and interior spaces. The scale and proportion of the painting is important as if it was too large, that wouldn’t fit through the front door and up the staircase.

Tip 5: Place relaxing artworks in the bedroom

It helps to mentally keep Bedroom separate from Working Space. Choosing the right painting could also create the Holidaying effect . 

Tip 6: Plan your lighting layout

The right lighting effects will bring out both the art and the mood you like to live with. No idea how to do it? Speak to your interior specialists or you can consult with us! 

Tip 7: Go for auspicious Fengshui elements

Mountains are vital for good Feng Shui in the environment and signify the source of heaven luck. They also provide stunning support and backing, anchoring you firmly and preventing you from being swept away by misfortune, bad luck or betrayal. A solid mountain behind you gives you support and protection and helps to get your work and efforts recognized. Many of the Feng Shui masters are fond of recommending mountain landscape as part of their practice. Mountains are not only powerful symbols of support but they also signified the essence of the celestial dragon.

Tip 8: Size matters

A large blank wall needs a big artwork. “If you hang a teeny tiny artwork on a big, bare wall, the work gets lost,” says Glade-Wright, creative designer, Australia. “If you don’t have a large artwork but you want to cover a lot of wall space, you can create a print gallery wall and mix a range of different sized art pieces together.”

Tip 9: Hang low

Hanging artwork at the right height is key to anchoring a space. The general rule of thumb is to hang your artwork at eye level, this is standard practice in most galleries and museums.”  If there is an obstacle in the way, like a bed, ensure the bottom edge of the frame is “about a forearm’s distance or less” from the top edge of the piece of furniture. 

Tip 10: Don’t limit artwork to the walls 

We love artwork resting on a side table or bedside leaning against the wall. Allow more flexibility. 

Tip 11: Keep the rest of the room simple 

Make the Art the Conversational piece. Minimalist styling effect.

Tip 12: Selecting the right frame 

A frame can make or break the overall look, so it’s important you select something that complements the artwork inside. Choose a dominant color in the artwork to use as a guide to match your frame. Black and white photos are generally accompanied by black or white frames. Pastels and watercolors pair well with natural wooden frames. When in doubt, a neutral wooden frame rarely fails.

Tip 13: Use sculptures to complete the look

Fill up empty voluminous spaces . Check for humidity and direct sun. Know your sculpture made-up.

Tip 14: Choose what moves you

A piece of art so large (and so prominently placed) shouldn’t be something you’ll quickly tire of. Art is not about cachet, dollar amount, or trend. Art should stop you in your tracks and keep you there.” 

Tip 15: Trust your instincts

An artwork’s true value is subjective, says GladeWright. “The most important thing is you love it. Don’t be too concerned with trends, follow your gut and choose an artwork that makes you happy.”

Tip 16: Appreciate/collect art by emerging/established artists 

“Affordable art is on the rise and there are plenty of ways to dress up your walls without breaking the bank.” Look at emerging artists to avoid the hefty price tags attached to established artists. This is what Living with Art specializes at. Bringing affordable art to your homes.