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Do you like art? If so, do you have any paintings in your home? I do. Just one, actually. And it’s not a huge painting, but it’s the one I picked out because it evokes my favorite memory of my parents.
If you’re like me, you’ve probably been to a museum or gallery at some point in your life and seen an artist’s work that really spoke to you. You might have looked at a painting and been transported to a different time or place, or found yourself thinking about what was going on in the artist’s mind when he created it.
Trying to figure out which piece of art is best for your living room can be a lot of fun. So if you’re looking for something to spruce up your wall space, take some time to consider this blog post before making a final decision!
A popular misconception is that living room wall art must have deep meaning, or express some higher truth. For example, a painting of Jesus or Buddha are favored by people who wish to feel spiritual in their living rooms.
Artists who produce such work are not likely to support themselves through sales of their work. They will typically live in poverty and hope for a patron, or a rich relative to die and leave them money.
You might think that the most spiritually uplifting pieces of art would be produced by monks who spent years in meditation and prayer. Monks do often produce religious art, but they also make a point of not selling it; they consider it more important as a way to support themselves without having to work directly for food or shelter.
The most valuable wall art is simple and decorative. People pay money for it because they want it on their walls, not because they want to feel like they’ve gotten closer to God by hanging it up.
If you are going to buy art for your living room, ask yourself what you like, rather than what will make you seem sophisticated or spiritual.
I have a very good friend. She’s an interior decorator in New York. She loves this painting and I think it looks fantastic on my wall. I’ve had at least a dozen people ask me about it. People love the colors, the composition and how it draws you in.
I bought it from her and she was so helpful to me when I needed help hanging it above my fireplace that I wanted to write this blog to show my appreciation.
If you have the opportunity to visit her site, please do. You can see all the beautiful art she has for sale or commission a portrait or landscape of your own home. You won’t be sorry!
A lot of times people come in with their own ideas, which are great, but they don’t know where to start after they’ve decided what piece they want hanging in their home. She knows where to get everything from prints, paintings and reproduction paintings (like the one above) all the way up to original signed pieces by famous artists’ like Andy Warhol, Picasso and Van Gogh.
Tatiana is great at helping people make decisions about what art work will work best for them based upon the style of their home and how much money they want to spend*.
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Art can be a great way to decorate the walls in your home. Paintings, however, are always expensive and it’s often difficult to know how they will look in your home before you buy them. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help ensure that you get an art piece that will work well with your home.
TIP 1: Finding the right scale for your art
The first thing to think about is how large you want the piece of artwork to be. This can be a very personal decision but there are two things to consider before making it. The first is how much space you want the painting to cover and the second is what sort of theme or style you want to use when decorating your room.
If you are going for a whimsical theme then a small piece of art might be appropriate but if you have a lot of space and want to fill it up with one big piece then a larger painting would be better. Think about what sort of feel you want your room to have and choose accordingly.
TIP 2: Finding something that fits with your design style
The second thing to think about is the style of painting that will suit the rest of your home best. You don’t necessarily need an original painting; reproductions
Where do you find the best art? The answer to that question is a long one, but we’ll try to sum it up here.
In order to avoid wasting your time online (and your money!), you should know that there are a lot of inexperienced artists and websites on the net that are trying to sell you art that was created by untrained amateurs. You can easily avoid these companies by using two simple rules:
1. If the art does not have an “artist statement” explaining its creation or meaning, then don’t buy it.
2. If the art is being sold for an incredibly low price (think $15 for a 12×16″), then don’t buy it.
These pieces of advice will help you eliminate over 90% of the bad art you’ll find online. While these rules may sound harsh, they’re necessary in order to protect you from frauds, scams, and people who just want your money and don’t care about providing you with quality products.
Once you’ve eliminated those companies that are just out to steal your money, how are you supposed to find good art? It’s actually pretty easy once you know what to look for. Most good art comes from three places: galleries, private sellers, and artist co
The Internet is a great place to find art you like. The are many websites that offer free high quality images of paintings and photographs. After you’ve decided which ones you want, the best way to get a good copy is to print them on photo paper. To keep it as cheap as possible, search for “8×10 photo paper” and you’ll find it for about $15 for 100 sheets.
Why not just print them at home?
When I was in college, I had an inkjet printer that made decent copies of black-and-white photos, but only at a resolution of 300 dpi (dots per inch). If you need your prints to be really sharp and clear, 300 dpi isn’t enough. However, if all you need is something that won’t look blurry or too pixelated when viewed from a little distance, then 300 dpi can work pretty well.
To make sure your image looks great, ask the photo lab to print it at 600 dpi (sometimes called “fine” quality). That’s up to three times higher resolution than what’s needed for an inkjet printer!
If you want your art displayed on the Internet or elsewhere in color, there are more options. Try using Photoshop or Illustrator to