When it comes to decorating, art can be the hardest (and most fun!) thing to pick for your space. There are so many types of art, and each piece serves as a little insight into the mind of the owner and makes the work feel personal.
If you are looking to find a piece of art for your home, it is important that you ask yourself a few questions before buying:
Question One: Is it Original? There is plenty of art in the world, but not all of it is very original. Artists borrow and share ideas and concepts, but a true artist also wants to find their own voice. When you pick a piece for your space, try to buy something that is a little different from anything else you’ve seen, otherwise, why not just buy a cheap print?
Question Two: Does it Fit the Room? Just because you like a painting doesn’t mean that it is a good fit for your wall. If your space is very contemporary, a classical piece might appear strange in the same way that a modern piece might look odd in a contemporary room. Look to your furniture and walls for color inspiration when you are art hunting, and remember that patterns and themes in art can bring out similar colors and patterns in the room around you.
Question Three: Does it Represent Me? All art is different, just as all people are different, therefore you should pick art that reflects you in some way. Art lasts for a long time, so find work that makes you happy and that will make you smile for years to come.
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