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Tips on Decorating with Art


Artwork can and will add a great and vibrant feeling to your home. Here are some tips to get the best results from adding artwork to your home decor.

Pointers to Decorating with art

Choose a neutral background. White walls are best but darker neutrals, will also work well when taking in consideration the framing and the tones of the painting. A good lighting system is important so that you can maximize the viewing and effect of your artwork. In the evening, highlight it with light. Make use of lights aiming from different angles and not just from the ceiling. Consider from the floor or walls. For a better look, try to hide the lighting.

Before purchasing your art, study and decide on how you are going to place it. Where will it show best? What size will fit better? will it be better to make use of one large print or a group of smaller ones. Consider moving smaller items such as a lamp, a shelf or a chair for your print or prints.

When possible hung your art away from any furniture or other artworks with the exception of groups themed together. When possible hung it at eye level. When the placing your artwork above a piece of furniture such as a couch or a chair, try to position the image not too high. ideally it should be placed just lower than center between the ceiling and the top of the furniture keeping it as close as possible to eye level.

It is important to move your art around every once in a while. Move it around to re-create interest. if you leave it for to long a time in the same place, you will with time stop looking at it. Consider moving the art from one room to another. Give it an opportunity to be enjoyed by guests.

Make full use of your own preferences in style and decor. Make your home unique by using family photos, paintings, and crafts . Do not try to reproduce other homes. When shopping for frames for your art, keep in mind the style of furniture and the architecture of the room. Your frame should enhances the artwork and not the colors of the walls or the room. Select a conservative frame instead of one that reflects a current trend but will be out of style in the next few years.


Planning your decoration project

Your main goal should be to make your room or home as comfortable and attractive to your taste as you can.

Decide on a theme or a look. Try to visualize it. Agree on your priorities. What areas are you going to spend lots of time? What areas you don't like? Take in consideration what the spaces are to be used for. Consider traffic in the room and what feeling do you want to create. do you want it to be romantic, casual, friendly, or to help with resting and solitude.

Consider your lifestyle in your planning. How do you live? Is best to stay somewhat neutral. take in consideration the choice of the floors and walls Budget is a major consideration when planning your decoration project. If you can't afford your ideal plan, try to simplify the design by staying realistic and consistent will the initial plan.

The creation of themed groups of art images are a great way to decorate your walls and your home. Our decorators offer some great suggestions in this area in almost all the galleries in our site. This themed groups can be done with any combination of sizes and subjects as long as they match or contrast nicely with your wall and environment colors. Prior to hang them or even buying the images, try visualize their arrangement on the wall. If you already have the images, try different positions and combinations. You might want to try their positioning first on the floor.


Choosing your art

When buying art, before any other, consider your tastes and interests. Buy and collect art that makes you feel inspired, excited or images that move you. Price will usually limits your choices. If looking for Original art, it will generally be more expensive but it can be found at reasonable prices in outdoor fairs, or open studio events.

When considering reproductions, you will have the option of limited signed and numbered editions or open editions. By Purchasing open editions such a prints and posters you can decorate your room at very low cost and still achieve the effect that art does to any room. Our site contains thousands of affordable open edition prints and posters especially selected with decoration in mind. If price is of consideration, This site is for you.
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