How to choose art for our homes


Art has to speak to the owner’s heart. It gives a room a certain mood and sets the tone for how the rest of a room makes one feel when in that space. It is a great way to personalize your space and keep you inspired. The Art you surround yourself with is not only what completes your space, but it also defines your personality, it builds character for the space.

Here are some tips to help you pick up art for your homes.

Pick Something That Reflects Who You Are

Art can establish the interior’s narrative and also tell the story of those who live in the space. It should be meaningful and elevate the interior. Actually the art-buying process begins long before the purchase itself. We must start off by assessing the space we are wanting to fill to identify the proper layout.

Buy Art That You Respond To

The next step is identifying your subject matter, whether you want something more figurative or abstract, a landscape or a figure study, or if you want a photo versus a painting. Do you have a specific color scheme in mind, an art style or genre you may favor? We must consider the context and color scheme of our space. Art does not necessarily need to match the color scheme of the room, but should certainly complement.

Find Your Style & Establish A Budget

Next very essential thing is to know your budget, and be realistic about it. Do you want to find a reproduction print and spend more money on a custom frame to shine it up a bit, or are you ready to invest in an original? You don’t need a lot of money to surround yourself with Art that you enjoy. So much beautiful art is reasonably priced and will still fulfill its purpose. 

Look Online & Offline For Art

Whenever or wherever you travel ,always visit art galleries and keep a resource of different styles, artists, and colors. It makes our choices more interesting and ensures there’s a story behind each art piece. Shop with local or indie artists, not only are you supporting them, you can get some amazing work by artists who are starting out and may blow up soon. Also, we have amazing online platforms for procuring affordable art. One can try buying art with a huge variety and options available.

Choose Statement Art Or Furniture 

Artwork in your home should make you happy, it does not have to ‘fit the vibe’ of a room as long as you think that it looks good in there. Make sure you understand what you’re looking for before you start looking. Do you want a piece of art just to fill out an empty space, or is it more intentional? There is no ‘right art’ for a home – it is down to your personal taste and what you love. 

For most everyone, art is subjective with very personal opinions attached to it, so listen to your gut and only buy art that speaks to you, those pieces you find evocative, thought-provoking, intriguing, crazy and funny, or just plain beautiful. At the end of the day, the artwork you pick for your home will be the art that fits with your aesthetic and elevates your space to make it stand out. 

Shruti Vij

Designer and Visual artist 

Gurugram, India

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