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A Guide to Choosing the Right Artwork for Your Home


Art is something worth spending on. Good artwork will continue to adorn the walls of your house or office for a very long time. Needless to say, one always longs to buy the best artwork for himself. But, buying an artwork can be a tedious task, especially when you are not familiar with the various techniques and materials used. So, here are some tips for choosing the best painting to purchase.
When it comes to finding the right painting for your home, avoiding the cliche and boring is recommended. Instead, go for valuable and elegant artwork, and that, too, without digging a hole in your pocket. Artwork is a beautiful asset that lasts a lifetime and adds stars to the aura of your house. So, without further ado, check out these top tips from IAAH for buying art as a decorative element for your home.

1. Know your intent

Be clear about your motive behind buying an artwork before making a purchase. Decide whether you want to buy a painting just because of its visual appeal or to make an investment. Once you’re clear of your intent, it will be easier for you to find the perfect painting. Moreover, always be clear about which room or area you want to adorn with the artwork so that it goes well with the existing theme.

2. Set your budget

Decide on the amount you’re willing to spend on the painting. This will significantly help you to limit the options available in the market and save you time. Always remember that the listed price on the painting is its selling price, and you can’t negotiate on it. However, sometimes, stores also provide festive discounts and offers to customers, which can be worth a deal.

3. Buy what you like

It’s absolutely okay if you like a painting just because of its visual appeal rather than going for abstract or conceptual paintings. If you like it, buy it before it gets out of stock. There’s no restriction as to which category of painting would be better to buy. As they say, your home should be a reflection of your personality, so go for the artwork that resonates with your style.

4. Explore online stores for better options

Try to attend art shows or browse the various artwork available online, which would help you choose from new paintings. The online stores have a variety of artworks, and they often sell their paintings at discounted prices. This would help you save money on expensive artwork, and you will get the painting you love.

5. Look for the perfect size

While buying a painting, see if its size can be fitted in the space available at your place. It’s always better to measure the space before going to make a purchase so that you won’t have to regret it later. Choose the right size that fits well on the wall and complements the aesthetics of the space. The artwork should not look out of proportion, as it can break the aesthetics of the space in split seconds.

6. Choose the art that enhances your home’s aesthetics

Art is always unique and one-of-a-kind, even if created by the same artist. It’s always better to know about the existing style of your home before buying the painting. Choose an artwork that enhances the overall look of your space and goes well with the existing decor pieces over there. You can either buy a large painting or choose a set of paintings to elevate your house. The choice is yours.

7. Go for paintings on canvas

Paintings on canvas are better than those on paper as they last longer. Also, the artwork on paper comes without a frame, so this would add more cost to your expenditure. And if you’re going for paintings on paper, make sure that the mat in contact with it is not acidic in nature, as this will lead to the depletion of painting. Moreover, be careful while taking care of the various artwork and don’t try cleaning it until you are unsure how to do so.

8. Opt for sculptures and murals

When you think of buying artwork for your home, the first thing that comes to your mind is a beautiful frame that goes well with your wall. However, there’s a lot more to art than just paintings and photographs. So, to add a twist to your decor, buy some exciting sculptures or murals that fit perfectly in your space.

9. Choose artwork that stands out

If you want to make a statement with your artwork, go for bold colours and eye-catching patterns. However, ensure that the artwork matches your style and taste, and skip buying if you don’t fully understand its meaning. Remember that even a simple figurine can make for a standalone accessory in your space, increasing its value manifold.

10. Create a vibe with interesting themes

Your home should be your safe haven and uplift your mood. Adding interesting themes can create a vibe in your space while lending a special feel to it. So, choose artworks’ themes that are welcoming, relaxing and cosy. You can also opt for figurines that bring good luck, prosperity and good health to your home.

Wrap it up!

Decorating your home with artwork can be a fun way to revamp your interiors. The right artwork can be an asset for your home interior, as it possesses the ability to exude elegance in your space. So, invest in perfect artwork and let it outshine your home. However, if you’re still confused about which painting to buy, feel free to ask for guidance from art appraisers, collectors, or the various stores. You can also send us an e-mail at info@iaah.com in case of queries.