How To Choose The Right Framed Artwork For Your Walls

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. The intended … Read More

5 Things to Consider When Starting a Home Decor Business

There are many things to consider when starting a new business, everything from location, staffing, and hours worked must be decided before your business can actually take off. These decisions must be made and the must be enforced, otherwise your customers will not know when you are available to work or how to get in contact with you.

The first thing you must consider when starting a home Decor business is how your payment is going to go. Are people supposed to give you money up front so you can purchase exactly what they need to complete their Decor, or are you going to keep detailed records and hope the client pays their bill at the end of the service? This can be one of the most awkward and a difficult part of starting a home business, no matter what its purpose is.

The second thing you must consider is your hourly rate. Do you charge an hourly rate, or is there a fee for the entire ordeal (consult, shopping, actually doing the decorating, and the final review). Some people will prefer one way or the other, but a decision must be made so that you have a hard and fast rule to fall back on if someone attempts to neglect to pay you for your hard work and time. You also should look into the rules for small claims court in your area, because it may need to be initiated at some point.

The third thing you should consider … Read More