Art & Interior: Where to Find Art for Your Design?

It is a challenging endeavour to include the correct piece of artwork into your interior design. While we are enticed to art that most deeply influences our senses, making a choice for space decor demands more aspects to consider. Not only should art make a statement but it should also be in accord to the […]

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It is a challenging endeavour to include the correct piece of artwork into your interior design. While we are enticed to art that most deeply influences our senses, making a choice for space decor demands more aspects to consider. Not only should art make a statement but it should also be in accord to the setting of the room.

Of course, the world of art is wide and deep, and definitely feels confusing and intimidating. Therefore, you need to approach the reliable and versatile sources that will bring to you your appropriate piece of artwork.

Where to Find the Right Art

●      Commission Artists

When you have the right form, size, theme and colour palette decided, you can hire artists to create what you need. There are many design teams, like the Sheridan Australian design team, who commission artists to paint and draw for them. These are later used for their clients who seek artworks for interior designing.

●      Buy Art Directly from Artists

Today many artists promote their painting online. This has led to many clients approaching artists directly in order to purchase or discuss the artworks that they would like to have. Many prefer to follow the artist on their social media like Twitter or Facebook so that they can keep an eye out for the artwork that best suits their taste.

●      Art Schools

Interior designers benefit a lot in terms of budget when they approach budding artists who are yet to advance in fame. Art schools are the best place to find such young talent. In fact, many art schools organise exhibitions and feature brilliant art pieces by their students. Thus, it is important to visit these exhibitions in order to acquire affordable art of excellent quality and build contacts with art students whom you can work with in future.

●      Art Galleries

Art Galleries are a great centre to get acquainted with the recent trends in the art industry. One can flourish their interior design project with what they discover in art galleries. It is best advised to remain in touch with the gallery exhibits by subscribing to their emails and newsletters and following their social media updates and websites. One also needs to establish a network with gallery curators and owners to remain educated about every development in the industry.

●      Art Critics

Art critics are an indispensable source of information and updates regarding the world of art. The art critic influences the world’s view of the recent changes in art and how it will further take shape. They not only bring exposure to underrated works and artists but also talk about modern innovations. In order to stay updated in the field of interior designing, one must follow influential art critics.

●      Auction Houses

If one has an adequate budget to incorporate expensive art, they can resort to auction houses for wonderful pieces of work. Most auction houses today have their collection displayed on websites. Therefore, simple browsing can lead one to their desired artwork and also narrow down on what they want.

●      Work with an Art Consultant

With the guidance and expertise of an art consultant, the navigation through the complex routes of the art market becomes much easier. Art consultants help in determining what piece would best suit the interior space of their client. They assist in the installation of the paintings as well as help to increase connections in the art world. They provide information about the latest trends, auctions and rising artists.

●      Art Fairs

Taking participation in art fairs ensures widening of connections as well as increases knowledge about the art industry and introduces one to fresh talent. Art fairs all over the world display gorgeous canvas paintings, abstract contemporary art, photographs as well as intriguing prints. Besides representing cultures, several art fairs holdart talks and discussion panels. Here, one gets to learn about the present and upcoming trends of interior design among other things.

Ideas For Choosing and Displaying Art

  1. The size of art that is to be put up on the wall is determined by the available space. Contemporary painting makes a greater impact when it is of large size and placed against an empty background.
  2. It is best if the artwork is hung up centre to the eye level in order to achieve focal attention in your space. One should determine whether one would be standing in front of a counter or sitting on a sofa. An artwork hung right above a piece of furniture is also an attractive trend. 
  3. Since large-scale pieces require a bigger investment, many opt for several smaller framed paintings that fill up the wall in the form of a personalised gallery.

A flat-screened television against the backdrop of several small paintings and photographs impart an exciting look to the decor. It is advised to reframe pieces when needed in order to keep the look fresh.

  • When you are selecting the artworks for your decor, you should keep in mind that colours are an important factor in adding depth to the room. Choose an art of colour palette that complements the room decor through contrast. For example, bright and rosy hues in the painting add boldness to the dimension of a room of wintery white decor.

Conclusion: Importance of Art in Interior Design

Art adds to the appeal of a room: it encourages curiosity and accentuates the interior in the most holistic way. It provides depth and texture. It can strengthen the brand of a company and also maintain a calming atmosphere in the bedroom.

The arrangement of the artwork in your room or office should exhibit completeness to the feel. The most effective way is to ensure that the artwork, its essence and its colours, are regarded as inspiration instead of another material of decoration in the room. It should be such that the other materials and furniture are in harmony with the artwork.

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