The Art of Choosing: A Guide to Selecting the Perfect Artwork for Your Space
Whether you want to start your art collection or just bring beautiful pieces to liven up your interior, choosing the perfect works can seem stressful, but it doesn't have to be. In this article, we have prepared a couple of tips to help you find your perfect piece!
1. Your budget
Before you can go and start looking for paintings to hang in your house, you need to consider your budget – how much money do you want to spend on art? How much on one piece?
If your budget is rather high, you can peruse galleries, online platforms, auctions, or even ask the artist themselves for a commission piece.
However, if you don’t want to spend a fortune on art and are looking for a rather inexpensive way to refresh your interior, you can look at online platforms that sell affordable art. You can look for aspiring artists, since their prices aren’t usually too high, buy prints or copies, or opt for artworks of smaller sizes. There are many choices if you don’t want to empty your wallet.
2. Your preferences and taste
Now that you have your budget set you can start looking at art. It’s important to really think about what you like and dislike – buying art can be a big investment, so it should be a well-thought-out decision.
There are multiple styles, movements, techniques, etc. and it can be a bit overwhelming at first. However, there are many sources you can use to figure out your taste – go to museums and art galleries, look at art on Instagram, read blogs and articles, etc. Do you gravitate more towards minimalistic abstract art or colorful realistic art? Do jewel and dark tones speak to you more than light pastels?
It's important to follow your gut feeling – the piece you choose will hang in your home and you will look at it every day, so make sure you truly like it before you purchase the artwork.
3. Style of your room
When choosing your art, what is important to consider is the style of your room – it should fit within that style. If you like how your room looks like now, try some pieces that will enhance it even more.
On the other hand, if you’re looking to change things up, think about what you want the room to look like and then choose your artworks based on that. If your room is very minimalist and modern, but you would like to have a more maximalist and traditional – try to bring that style in with your art.
4. Walls and furniture
Now that you have assessed the general style of your interior, you should take a look and analyze your walls and furniture. What are the main colors and tones of your interior? How big or small are they? Do they take up a lot of space on your walls?
In terms of walls, you should think about the colors and pattern - did you use paint of wallpaper? What are the primary themes? How busy is the pattern? You need to match your artworks to the color story of your room. Furniture, similarly, should match your pieces in terms of colors – are they bold and bright or rather in earthy tones?
5. Space and layout
When displaying art, there are certain rules when it comes to the layout and spacing of your pieces. This is important to consider when choosing your artworks, since you don’t want to e.g. buy a huge painting just to have nowhere to place it.
Firstly, when looking at the wall, you should ignore the space that’s covered by your furniture and only focus on the empty part. Art should cover around ½ up to ¾ of that space – as not too crowed the wall, but also to not leave any awkward empty spots.
There are many things to consider before you buy an artwork for your space. Another good option is to rent out a piece for a couple of months and see if you like it, which you can do on our website.
Moreover, if you do decide to rent a piece and end up liking it too much, you can just buy it for your interior. You will have priority – even if someone else is trying to buy it before you, you can purchase it first, as you’re the one renting it.
You can rent paintings through our website online exhibition here
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