Buying art is satisfying and pleasurable for anyone from the novice buyer to the avid collector. It’s a thrill to find a new piece that you can call your own. When it comes to buying fine art pieces for your home, there are several things that you’ll want to consider to make sure that you’re buying the best paintings, drawings, and sculptures for your needs and wants. Here are some things to consider when buying art from antique auction houses in Dania Beach:
The right color scheme
Think about your home and the room you’ll be displaying the art in. What color is the paint? Does it have warm or cool undertones? Are the walls wallpapered or textured? Will the art complement the color scheme and decor of the room or contrast it? There are no set rules about matching your art to the colors in a room, and in fact, art often pops, even more, when there’s a contrast, but there is a fine line here.
The right design aesthetic
What type of design does your home have? Are you a minimalist? Do you favor an industrial look? French country? Farmhouse? Again, your art doesn’t need to be an exact match to your home’s decor, but you want to make sure that it all works together somehow. A bold Andy Warhol print might not be the best match for a rustic, farmhouse decorated space. Or a Rococo painting might look out of place in a room with an industrial design.
The right size/shape
If you have your eye set on buying a massive painting or sculpture, think practically about where you’re going to place it. You’ll need a wall or a stand big enough to hold it, without it overpowering the room. The same goes for smaller works, which will look out of place if they’re hung on a vast wall space. In this case, it’s often better to create a gallery wall where you cluster several smaller pieces together to create an overall bigger visual effect.
Something that you just love
Sometimes these considerations don’t matter one bit. Art is deeply personal, and when a piece speaks to your heart, sometimes you just have to have it. If you truly love a piece of art, then it’s always a great purchase and you’ll find a way to make it work in your home. You’re the one who will be seeing it every day, so it’s best to follow your heart and buy something that you will love and cherish for years to come.