How to Choose Art for Your Home

Your home is a place where you should feel relaxed and surrounded by the things you love. Having the right art on the walls can be a huge part of that. It’s one of those things that so often gets overlooked but that really shouldn’t be the case. Good art can bring a room to life and add something to the experience of living in a space. If you’re looking to add art to your home, here’s how to make the right choice.

Decide What You Want Your Art to Display

There are many different types of art and they display different things. Maybe, you have a love for landscape art and you want to have a stunning natural scene hanging on your wall. Or maybe you prefer a portrait or a print of a classic artwork. This is the first thing that you’ll need to think about when you’re deciding on the best artwork to hang on your home’s walls.

Explore Different Art Styles

As well as considering what the art displays, you should also take some time to think about the various styles of art that are out there. There’s expressionism, impressionism, contemporary, art deco, pop art and many, many more. You should take some time to learn about them and their differences before deciding which style of art you most want to have in your home.

Consider How It’ll Complement Your Other Interior Design Choices

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Photo by Orlova Maria on Unsplash

It’s also important to think about how the art you put in place in your home will work alongside the other design choices you’ve made in your home. By doing that, you’ll be able to make sure that everything works together and that it all blends to create an overall design aesthetic that simply works and looks how you want it to. You don’t want your art to clash with your rug!

Decide on a Budget as Early as Possible

Buying art can certainly be expensive, but it can also be very affordable. That’s the great thing about it. You should be sure to decide on a budget for your art before you start looking at purchasing options. That way, you’ll know exactly what you can and can’t afford to spend on your new art purchase. You don’t want to fall in love with something and then realize you can’t afford it.

Find the Ideal Position

Finally, you need to decide exactly where the art is going to hang. This is important because it will dictate the shape and size of the artwork, so you should know where you want to put it before you even start shopping for it.

Art can and should be an important part of every home. It can add new depth and dimension to a room and give your space a real focal point. Just be sure to follow the tips outlined above if you want to find the right art for a particular place in your home. Once you’ve done that, you’ll be more than happy with the outcomes achieved.

Do you have special art hanging in your home? What made it special to you? I have all kinds of knick-knacks (dust catchers) that I’ve gotten from all over and from everyone. Tell me how you decorate with art in the comments below.

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8 thoughts on “How to Choose Art for Your Home

  1. Trudy, was just pondering your ability to come up with such a variety of blog topics and write about them engagingly. And case in point 🙂
    I moved recently for school so I’ve gotten a few watercolour prints from a local artist – they’re affordable and a bit of colour has definitely made our rental feel less empty and drab!

    1. More like a home, right? Instead of an institutional living with bare walls. I think the personalization is what makes it a home instead of an apartment and it does have to cost a lot of money.

  2. Inspires me to maybe change things up a little in our home. I like to bring in decor that has positive messages or some color or item that cheers me up.

  3. Inspires me to change things up in our home! I like to decorate with items that have a positive message or items that cheer me up.

  4. Most of our art is paintings by friends and/or penguin related. The penguins are mostly for my husband and we go for different pieces that are quirky and unexpected. My favorite is an outline of Edinburgh we got for our wedding anniversary. I also have the map co-ordinates for New York in the living room. And my best artist friend painted a whole wall mural for my daughter’s room. We are hoping to transfer at least a bit of it when we move.

What do you think? I would like to know.

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