TV shows highlight how artwork in the home makes it feel fresh and adds wow factor. Artwork adds a focal point to your room and a unique flair to reflect personal style; turning a house into a home. First time buyers purchasing artwork can be intimidating – but it shouldn’t be. Buy art because you like it; because it moves you – rather than it matching your decor.
Think of art in a room like punctuation in a sentence. Artwork should lead your eye around a space, accentuating key features to create visual syntax. Following these simple guidelines can help you select the perfect piece for your place:
SCALE: Proportion is key.
COLOUR: An artwork can influence the colours around it – and vice versa. Position artwork that enables it to draw from and compliment the colours of its surroundings.
COMPOSITION: As artworks colours enhance surroundings, so too can form. Circular forms balance out rigid forms in the same way bold colour fields break up cluttered space.
FRAMING: Simpler is better. Stick with a clean, modern, minimal frame that bridges design trends and looks current. Invest to get a frame that is quality and fitted with acid free materials and won’t damage the artwork itself.
NOT ORIGINAL: New technologies have opened up visual art, allowing artworks to be reproduced while preserving the touch and feel of the original artwork with a high-end feel without the high-end price tag.