CHOOSING ART FOR INTERIOR SPACES

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Whether soft and muted or bold and dramatic, art can visually highlight the interiority space around a piece of art creates visual impact and gives breathing space. It’s what gets dealt with last, long after the final coat of paint has dried on the walls if it gets dealt with at all.

Whether or not it has the potential to rise in value, it should be something you will enjoy having in your home every day.  Remember, the art is for you. Before picking up a painting, it is important to decide the space for which the painting is being selected. The painting should create a bond between you and the space for which it has been picked.

The principals of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.  Art can uncover feelings of happiness, joy, love, sadness, and thoughtfulness.  Choosing the right artwork for your home can add extra life and color to your space. Your painting must be in sync with the interiors and style of the room for which the painting is chosen. A modern, abstract work of art may look jarring in an ethnic setting.

Why always pick a painting? Find the type of art that will work best for your space.  Paintings will add a broader swathe of color.  Sculptures will add depth to the room, and mixed media pieces add texture or a mixture of visual elements.  Which medium will have the greatest impact on enhancing your room’s decor?

Make sure the artwork is hung at the correct height.  It should be approximately eye level.  Try following the art gallery standard, which means the center of the painting should be about 60 inches from the floor.

The importance of lighting your artwork can not be overemphasised.  Dimly lit artwork will lose impact and look dull and muted.  Great lighting will make your artwork pop and contribute to the mood of the room.