Adding framed artwork to your living space is a wonderful way to decorate a room, as well as inject some personality into the space. The selection of artwork is a very personal decision and something you will be looking at for a very long time. Since it is based on individual taste levels and one’s own eye-appeal, no one else can choose for you. Therefore, do not let anyone talk you into purchasing a piece that you do not love. With the abundance of mediums, styles, sizes and frame options on the market these days, selecting the right framed artwork for your walls can be very confusing and overwhelming. However, there are some things to keep in mind to help you pick that perfect picture.
Before purchasing anything, do some research. Visit stores, galleries and look online to see what catches your eye. Pretty soon, you will start to see a pattern emerge and get a sense of what you are drawn to, whether it is a bright color palette or landscape prints. This will help narrow things down. Try to determine which medium or category you like such as acrylic, oil, pencil, photography or a mixed medium, as well as the genre which may be contemporary, abstract or pop art.
Now that you have a sense of what you are intrinsically drawn to, you can concentrate on the general topic and color scheme. Topics include images like landscapes, architecture, florals, botanicals, animals, wildlife, figures or coastal art. … Read More