Beginners guide to buying art for the home 🎨
Like art and fancy starting your own collection? Perhaps you would like a statement piece for your living or dining room but not sure where to start? These tips may help you find the perfect art piece(s) for your home!
🎨 research your likes!
First step is pretty obvious. What is it you actually like? Do you prefer paintings? photography? tapestry? When you find an artist whose work makes your heart sing, start a conversation with them (or the gallery) to find out more. The more you know about a piece of work, the more you’ll likely to treasure it. It will have its own story…
🎨 measure up!
If you are looking for a piece for a specific space, start by measuring the area to its maximum height and width. Use masking tape to draw the outline of the work you’re looking for to better visualise its ideal dimensions. Paintings often work best as ‘statement pieces’ in the most important spots of the home (above sofas, dining table or mantlepiece).
🎨 colour palette!
Think about a colour palette which will work in your room, though stay open minded! Where This piece is by Supersize, we had absolutely no other red or orange in our dining room – but it looks fantastic against the grey – it just works!
🎨 be individual!
Don’t buy something because its fashionable or because someone else likes it! Buying art is such a personal thing and it should make your soul happy. Look for something you find truly remarkable – your instincts will tell you what this is!
🎨 your statement piece!
If you are looking to start a collection, we often begin with our ‘statement piece’ and work from there. As we build our collection and keep looking, our eye sharpens and takes us to new places and aesthetics. Buying art is also about stepping out of our comfort zone! Go with it…
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