Art always requires a special consideration when it comes to their role within interior spaces. The right piece can transform a space from totally bland to a showstopper. Here are our top 5 considerations when selecting art. Click the link below if you want us to send you a PDF guide for your future reference.
When selecting art, it is important to consider how it will sit within the space being created. Sometimes clients have special pieces of art which are the starting points for us to design spaces around. This might mean choosing colours that compliment the piece to make the piece fit seamlessly into the interior. Alternatively one can choose a contrasting colour scheme, with the intention to create a real feature of the artwork.
Which ever way you go, always be clear of your intention - do you want a seamless look, or a contrasting effect. Knowing this from the offset will help you decide on either the colour scheme for your space, or the piece of art you will be looking for.
What people find visually appealing in art is incredibly personal and difficult to predict. As designers, we engage in lengthy consultations with our clients to try and identify what sort of art they are drawn to before putting proposals forward. Nonetheless, it is important to consider the composition of the art within the room. Lets say you have a lot of soft curves, textures and organic forms in your space, introducing a harsh, flat and strongly geometric piece of art might create too much tension, so we might advise a piece with smoother lines to soften the balance. Don’t get me wrong, juxtaposition and tension are important in interior spaces to keep them interesting - but you don’t want it to be too much as this is your home after all - not an art gallery or immersive art experience.
Most people aspire to have a home filled with curated pieces of art from travels and galleries. But the biggest factor is usually budget. Whilst with deeper pockets, you may be able to invest further in art, there is no reason why someone with a more modest budget cannot create a beautiful collection. I always suggest visiting art fairs, and antique stalls as sometimes very unique pieces can be found here. I would also recommend doing some research into local arts schools, as they invariably have yearly art shows where you might be able to nab yourself a one of a kind piece.
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