Custom Painting For Your Home / Business
By: Michael Kolb
So if you have just moved into a new home, or noticed your walls are a bit boring, usually the first thing that comes to mind is "I could use some artwork!". Where do you start? What do you look for? Hopefully this article will lead you in the right direction in how to go about filling your walls with artwork that fits perfectly into your home.
Many people have preferences when it comes to art. Art can be anything from Abstract Paintings, Modern Paintings, to even Photography. So the first step is to decide what kind of art you would like in your home. You may already have an idea of what really catches your eye, but if not you can go to a local gallery or art shop and get a glimpse of the many different types of artwork that exist. If you are anxious to get going a quick search for Local Art Galleries on your favorite search engine should get you started perfectly!
Now that you have an idea of what kind of art you really enjoy looking at, it will be easier for you to narrow your choices down to which piece really belongs in your home. Some may say you should go out and buy a piece if it really catches your eye and is meaningful to you, even if you don’t know where it would fit within your home. Others may say that when selecting a piece of art, you should make your selection depending on what your home currently consists of. This is your home so it is your choice how you want to go about purchasing the artwork, but keep in mind that either way a beautiful piece of art can be made to fit in anyone’s home with a few minor adjustments.
If you purchase a painting for your love for the piece and are having trouble finding a spot for it, there are a few things you can do. Make sure you go around your house with the painting hanging it on different walls, as you may find that there is a perfect spot for it where you weren’t initially intending to hang the painting. If you are still unable to find the ideal spot, you may need to make some adjustments in whichever room you wish to display the piece. If the painting doesn’t match the wall color, maybe think about painting the wall a neutral color as it will make the piece stand out more and show the beauty for which you bought it for. Even moving furniture around a bit or changing the lighting can intensify a painting like you wouldn’t believe. Whichever choice you make, it will be well worth it in the end as you will be able enjoy your artwork within your home.
If you plan on painting your walls and choosing your furniture before you want to think about buying your art that works perfectly fine as well. Once you have decorated your room to your satisfaction, study the room and pick out two to three colors that you think stand out most in the room. These are going to be the colors that you want to look for when you are purchasing your artwork. Another important aspect to look for is the size of painting you need. This is important as you need something to fill the wall, but you don’t want anything that is too bold, or even something that people would have to squint to know what they are looking at! You will be able to tell when looking at your piece if it "fits the wall".
Now that you have your perfect piece of art, and you have found a great place to hang it…there are still some things you can do to make it stand out even more! I am sure that you have noticed when looking at art, whether it was in a gallery or your local art shop, that they really know how to make the art be eye catching and noticeable. Most of these places, besides the paintings, consist of one color…white. With their white walls, no wonder the painting you bought caught your attention! As I stated earlier, if you paint the wall you are displaying your artwork on a neutral color, this will help your eyes focus directly on the painting itself without having several other colors in your line of sight. Even though your painting will "brighten up" your room…without lighting you won’t be able to see your art. Having a bright room with lots of light is a great way to bring your painting to life.
So remember to know what your style is, experiment with the location of the painting, and any changes you make in your home for your painting will be worth while! After that, all you have to do is enjoy your new surroundings!