1. Search for Love (Until You Find It).
Do you think finding a perfect art piece for your home is a challenge? I'd say it's a pure thrill!
There is no pressure in finding the perfect art piece for your home. Take your time. The more familiar you are with the available options the better choice you are going to make. Start with visits to art galleries and museums to find out what sort of art has an impact on you. Explore art galleries, art fairs and auctions. Make notes of art that inspires you and look on the internet for more inspiration. Do not be afraid to make enquiries directly to the artist or via the galleries representing them.
Once you have an idea what you like you can commence your search. Do not just follow seasonal trends unless they are in line with what you genuinely favour. The art you chose - like love - must grow with you. Search high and low. You will find it!
2. Go for Love! (Choose Art you Love).
If you fall in love with a piece - whether it is a painting, drawing, photograph or sculpture, your home decor should not stop you from having it. If you truly connect with a painting (or any form of art) then it will already reflect the personality and style of your home. Remember, your connection to that artwork reflects who you are.
What you need to do next is choose the spot for your artwork. You can rely on the expertise of an art consultant, interior designer or sometimes the artist in making the decision. Many art galleries offer a consultation service. Do not worry if you think the little gem of a painting is too small for your room - the right sized frame or the perfect lighting will make it the pinnacle feature of your room. Don't surrender if you think your beloved artwork is too big for the space - you might be surprised how it transforms your room and adds an extra dimension. Always chose Art you Love. You'll never regret it!
5. Be a Creator.
Your choice of artwork will have an effect on the character of your home.
What feel do you want to create?
If you want a fun and energetic room pick out bold works and striking conversation pieces, either abstract or figurative. These will complement the contemporary surroundings but will also work well with a traditional decor adding energy and vibrancy to a space. If you opt for a more relaxed look choose flowers, still lifes and landscapes in line with the colours already present in the room. If you want it to be uplifting, choose works that inspire you like architectural pieces. Do not be afraid to experiment. Your home is your castle. You make the rules!