How to Choose Original Art For Your Home

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by Deana Duffek

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How to Choose Original Art For Your Home

Designing your home can be an exciting and fun challenge for you to take on when wanting to revitalize an old room you have grown accustomed to or moving into a brand new space. When there is a virtually unlimited amount of options to choose from for wall art, finding original pieces to display is a great way to have something that is one of a kind. Original artwork can invoke a sense of personality in whatever space it is displayed in, as well as setting your decor apart from the rest. Finding the right piece for your space can be a challenge, as you want to find something that will go well with your design aesthetic as well as making sure the piece you are buying is indeed an original and not a reproduction. A well-placed piece of artwork has the power to transform a space. There are a few ways of approaching how you find original pieces for your home, so let’s talk about a few ways you can go about finding some authentic art and how to choose the best options.

Finding local artists is an excellent way to source original pieces of work while also support your local art community. There are plenty of talented artists out in the world who are trying to get their creativity out there, and there is no better way to find that perfect piece to fit into your design plans. Visiting a local art gallery, art fair, or open studio is a great way to get a feel of what artists are creating and if it would fit well in whatever style you are looking to achieve. Local artists would also be more likely to work on a commissioned piece for you so that you can get something ideal for that spot on your wall you are looking to fill. However you choose to go about sourcing original pieces, it is essential to always keep in mind your overall design goals. When picking up a piece for your home, make sure that you can imagine it hanging in a particular spot and have a feel of how well it would pair with its surroundings.

When it comes to choosing art for your home, it is always important to remember that there is no wrong choice when selecting a piece. If you find a piece that you really like and want to hang it up, it will be the perfect fit for you. Whether it is a five dollar piece of art that you find at a garage sale or a five-thousand dollar piece you pick up from a studio, if you can walk into your space and smile when you look at it, it was the right design choice for you.

A great guideline to go off of when buying original artwork is to stick to finding pieces that fit into the theme of the room you are planning on putting it in. Finding art that shares a dominant color in the room is a great way to tie together a room in a way that allows a room to take on another level of depth with multiple objects sharing a similar motif. Matching colors isn’t the only option; however, as you can also find great success in offsetting a dominant color so that it compliments the space. Pairing a red room with a painting that contains predominantly blue colors can help draw the eye to the original piece you have displayed. Whatever style works best for you, color coordinating is always an excellent approach for helping you choose a unique piece.

Finding original artwork to display in your home can be a challenge to source, but it is a great way to have your home decor stand out from the crowd. Having a one of a kind piece can build the personality of your space and can signify the accomplishment of you finding something beautiful that reflects your personal style. It is not always easy to find a one of a kind piece, but the journey is a part of the adventure. Some of the local galleries and artist I like to source art from include: Laguna Gallery of Contemporary ArtHugo Rivera, and Shane Townley.

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