Selecting Art for your Home

Selecting art for your home can be an exciting adventure and a source of enjoyment for years to come. Keys to success are figuring out what kind of art you like, how it will fit in with the rest of your interior design plans, and how to exhibit the Evolution Fine Art to the best effect in your home.

Look at as much art as possible before you make your selection.
In addition to museums and for-profit galleries, check out local outdoor exhibitions, co-op and non-profit galleries, and art in public spaces such as banks, restaurants and libraries. The Internet is another great way to find a large variety of fine art available worldwide. One advantage of using the Internet is that you can search for the specific kind of art you are interested in, whether it's photography, impressionism, bronze sculpture, or abstract painting.

Visit school art shows.
If you live near a big city which has a well-known Art School, find out when students are going to exhibit their work and attend the show. Though students at famous European schools are likely to be asking more for their work than unknown small town schools, you are still going to be buying cheaper than at a commercial gallery, you know the artist is a top performer in their year, you can be sure they have put a lot of work into their piece, and who knows, they may become very famous and their early paintings will be sought after! 

Select art by size to fit a particular space.
Art that is too large will overwhelm and art that is too small will be lost and look out of proportion. The bolder the art, the more room it needs to breathe. Measure the space you want to hang the art and leave enough "white space" so that the painting will not feel crowded.

Choose artwork that harmonises with the colour of your room.
When selecting a painting to match colour, select one or two of the boldest colours in your room and look for art that has those colours in it. You're not looking for an exact match here. Picking up one or two of the same colours will send a message that the painting belongs in this environment.

Opt for paintings that match the style of the paintings in your room.
If your house is filled with antiques, for example, you'll want to use antique-style frames on the paintings you hang there. If you have contemporary furniture in large rooms with high ceilings, you'll want to hang large contemporary paintings.

Amend your room if the painting doesn't suit.
If you find that when you get the art home and place it on a wall, it doesn't work with its surroundings, first try hanging it in various rooms and on different walls as It may look great in a place you hadn't planned on hanging it. If you can't find a place where the art looks its best, you may need to make some changes in the room, such as moving furniture, taking down patterned wallpaper or repainting in a more neutral colour. The changes will be worth making in order to enjoy the art that you love so much.

Hang correctly.
As a rule, paintings should be hung so that the centre of the painting is at eye level. Rules such as these should be considered as guidelines only, so feel free to experiment and make it your own.

Make the painting the main attraction
By placing your chosen piece of art in the centre of your room of choice, it makes it the focal point of the room, a talking point for visitors and something you can build around with items such as rugs, the colour and design of the carpet, wall coverings, and even furniture. However, a room crowded with other colours, textures, and objects will take the spotlight away from the art so you might want to keep that in consideration while designing your room. 
Experiment to learn what pleases you and what doesn’t.
Selecting and displaying art is an art in itself. You will be well-rewarded for the time you invest by finding more satisfaction both in the art and in your home and how they can work together in harmony.

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