It seems like picking the perfect art is quite often a dilemma a lot of people face. Don't be overwhelmed by all the choices. Good art is expensive, So purchasing once is ideal. The important thing to do is select art that you will love for a long time and has meaning or you connect with. Here are a few questions to ask yourself as you begin to look for art. Enjoy!
What does it mean to me?
Art should inspire or create sentimental feelings. Is there something that inspires you? We recently helped a client who framed some sheet music her Grandfather translated into German. It was so beautiful and what a perfect way to display something so personal.
Do I see my "grown up" self liking this?
Do you think you will like this when you are "all grown up"? If you can't necessarily say yes to this question then you may want to rethink the choice. On the other hand sometimes our tastes do change but this is a good guide to help us avoid trendy picks that don't have meaning or just purchasing something just to fill the walls. Empty walls are better to have while you look for the perfect piece than something less than your favorite.
Is there a good mix of subject matter?
Keep in mind the need to keep a good mix of family pictures, mirrors, landscapes, botanicals, abtracts. Whatever the kind you choose, be careful not to overwhelm with having only family pictures or only mirrors. A little variety creates an interesting space and personality.