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Buying Art For Your Home

There is a reason why art galleries feature soaring white or gray walls and bright lights. Seeing a piece of art against such a vast blank background makes everything in an artwork seem a little bit more special. Similarly, take a look at any design magazine – the most striking images often include stark white walls or massive brick backdrops that allow the featured rug/chair/lamp/bed to stand out as much as possible. When it comes to art, you could dump a can of paint on a blank canvas and it would look great in that kind of an environment.

Few of us have homes like this. And since we have to live our day to day lives in our homes, there will inevitably be at least a small amount of clutter in most of our homes’ rooms. So, try these two approaches when buying art for your home:

  • Pick a sterile space for your art. Bathroom or kitchen walls often work well with art. Oftentimes the colors in kitchens and bathrooms are more neutral and the design features cleaner lines and a more sterile look (after all, that sense of sterility helps us feel that these spaces are clean, and everyone wants a clean kitchen and bathroom!). Sterile, neutral, clean spaces are great for art
  • Buy large art. No matter what...   read more