Choosing Original Art for Your Home

By Stephan Schoeppler

Art has been used today in so many different forms. You will find beautiful pieces of art in magazines, billboards and food packages advertising certain brands. Other times art has been used to offer information in a commercial setting in order to entice consumers to buy a certain product or service. This is basically where commercial art begun.

Incorporating art pieces into your house is a great way to add personality to the walls and interior spaces of your home. In the recent years, people have become more aware and appreciative of art, and many homeowners are finding it necessary to add some art pieces to their homes. But how do you go about picking original art for your home? What should you consider?

The type of original art you like

There are three main categories of original art that you can choose from. These include hanging art, photography and sculpture. Hanging art refers to any art, be it oil paintings or abstract art, which can be hung on your wall. When it comes to making the decision on photography pieces, the choice is usually between color and black and white. Sculptures can be made from different materials and it is upon you to decide what works for your home. The good news is that you can choose art pieces from all three categories, and strategically place them all around your home in a way that looks seamlessly appealing. Just be careful not to overdo the pieces. Less is more when it comes to art.

Space available for the artwork

Now that you have determined the kind of art that you want, it is best to check how much space you are working with so you can decide how big a piece of art you will get. The style requirements of your home will also determine the size of the art piece you get, as you do not want the art to stick out like a sore thumb, but rather to complement the overall style and décor of your home. For instance, if the overall look in your home is on the minimalist side, you might want to stay away from renaissance oil paintings as these will look out of place. The same is also true for abstract wall art hanging in a traditional study.

Consider your budget

Lastly, you need to have a budget and stick to it. You might want to discuss your budget with the gallery owner or artist, so that they can help you decide which art piece suits your pocket. If you are getting the art from an auction, bow out of the bidding once it exceeds your budget. Do not get swept away and end up spending more than you had bargained. A good way to look at a budget is to look at it as the maximum cap on your spending. Once you set a budget, you do not have to spend all the money, but you should not go beyond the amount you've planned for.

After carefully considering the above listed three factors, it is now time to get yourself some original art. A great place to start is by looking for modern, contemporary, abstract, commercial, commissioned and studio art. Besides providing great art pieces that continue to grace living spaces all over the world, a great art store also offers home designing services for that homeowner who wants their home to look the absolute best.

Stephan Schoeppler is an abstract artist living in Destin, Florida. He specializes in Modern Abstract Art and Contemporary Art. He also creates Commercial Art as well as Art by Commission.

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