When you buy a new home, there’s a good chance you want to make the space your own by redecorating to suite your tastes. Many people use art to tie together their interior design, but there’s one problem. Most people do not have a natural gift for choosing art and often have little interest in art beyond the superficial.
That’s fine, but when it comes to adding the finishing touches to your home decoration, having no idea about art could be an issue. Homeowners understand art is important for completing “the look,” but are often confused about which pieces to purchase.
For example, I once had a client who loved casino online games such as roulette and slots. Naturally, this person wanted to have online casino art in their home. However, they were unsure which art to buy and were afraid of looking more like down and out roadside casino than plush Las Vegas resort. The right casino art was out there, but it was all about understanding what works or not.
It is also worth noting art can help promote your home if you are trying to sell. Realtors will tell you visitors to a home will often be drawn to pieces of art and see it as a fundamental part of home design.
Below are some ways you can choose the best art and maximize your home’s potential:
Mix and Match
For more people unfamiliar with art, they believe it is all about paintings. When they come to decorating their home, they choose twenty paintings and dot them through the space. Paintings are amazing, of course, but they need to be tied with other types of art… variation is the key to success. Choose other art items, such as sculptures, mosaics, murals, photography, furniture, and ceramics to site elegantly alongside your paintings.
Don’t Waste Time Deciding
Whenever you see a piece of art you like, buy it… if you can afford to do so or if it is not in a museum. The first rule of finding art is to select items you like. You may have amazing taste or terrible taste, but your home is your space, and you need to enjoy the art you purchase. Remember, everybody has different tastes.
Avoid Chasing Trends
Loving a specific style of art is good and can allow you to have a true vision of your home decoration. That said, too much of one art style may be overwhelming so try to mix styles where possible without compromising your overall tastes and vision. Moreover, art moves in cycles and what is popular today probably won’t be in a few years. If you constantly try to keep up with trends you will be left with a jumble of pieces that do not work together.
With these tips you can get your home decoration off to the best start by choosing art that meets your tastes but does not compromise on style and panache. Now it’s time for the most exciting part, shopping for those art pieces that will complete your vision!