Have you just bought or built a beautiful home? Or perhaps you are just looking around that space you have inhabited for years and wondering how it could be better. Have you got a great new job, with a great new office with empty walls? Or perhaps your home office could use a facelift. If potted plants or colorful rugs are not your thing maybe you could try some art. Let us look at the various factors involved in bringing art and particularly paintings, into your life.
What kind of painting do you like?
In terms of preference, you could differentiate based on form and subject. Form has to do with the kind of painting. Some people like oil paintings and others prefer watercolor paintings. Some prefer framed prints on the walls, while others like anything framed, such as craftwork in cloth, metal, wood etc. The subject of a painting is anything the artist looks at or thinks of. It could be a landscape, a portrait, an object or even an emotion! With so much choice available, be a little cautious and a little adventurous when you shop around for your own collection.
Where do you want to place it?
Consider carefully whether it is your home, office, or home office that will benefit from an art purchase. Let us look at this a little more in detail.
Art for the home
Buying a wall painting for your living space is a lot more than the-beautiful-home just wall decor. It is a little bit of you up there on your wall. Spend some time doing your homework. Read up on painters and artists, their favorite themes and topics and their style of painting. Take a long and critical look at the room that will potentially house the painting. Is it a big and bright room with lots of floor and walls space or is it average to small and filled with clutter? Do you have small kids? What kind of lighting does the room have? These are just a few of the considerations to keep in mind before heading off to the painting gallery.
Artwork pieces for the office
A detailed portrait of someone inspiring or an inspired landscape oil painting can make for a very uplifting office space. The kind of artwork pieces you do also plays a role in what art will be beautiful and what will be an eyesore. So whether you work in a kindergarten or at an ultra-conservative bank, get wall art decor to match.
Artwork pieces for the home office
A space where you live and work has to be cozily comforting and efficiently stimulating at the same time. Artwork pieces for the home office can either highlight the ‘home’ aspect, with still life paints of people and domestic landscape, or draw attention to the ‘office’ aspect with wall art decor even going the Modern Art way. Whatever you pick, make it something that enhances your working from home experience.