Unless you’re an art curator, gallery owner, or artist, chances are buying art does not come very naturally. Galleries can seem intimidating at first. You may be worried about choosing the right size or the right colors to fit your space.
As it turns out, choosing art for the home is much more intuitive than one might think if you follow a few simple rules.
You Like what you Like - Use your gut, if you like it, get it, your taste is what matters. Art is a place for expression through color, content, and texture, choose art at a heart level.
Get to know the Artist - Getting to know the artist that made your art helps you to understand the content of the work and the context around the piece itself.
Be Ready to Act Fast or Miss Out - Art is often unique and one-of-a-kind. If your heart leaps at the sight of a piece, don’t hesitate too long or you could miss out.
Now let's decorate that home of yours!
One of the most commonly forgotten rooms in terms of artwork is the kitchen. The kitchen is often referred to as the "heart of the home" and in many cases, the most used room of the house. There is no question, art needs to be incorporated here. Countertops or spaces above cabinets are perfect homes for art. To keep the art in the details, lean toward smaller pieces that complement, not overwhelm, your space. We tend to go with funny or more social prints that make us smile, and make mornings easier!
The bedroom is a retreat, a place for relaxation and the artwork should reflect that. The best walls for art in the bedroom are directly over the bed or on the wall opposite the bed. Large scale pieces are best and should be hung at eye level. Look for abstract pieces with soothing colors or tones. If you are into photography, landscapes or desaturated photos work best. Keep the frames minimal--a gallery frame or canvases work great as well. Here, we want to focus on the art piece itself and not so much on its vessel.
The Living Room
The most fun room to decorate with art, and most times, the most intimidating is the living room. Most of us feel a lot of pressure here since this is the room most of your guests will see and spend time in. Choosing the right piece is elemental in provoking conversation and setting the feel or vibe of the space. You can opt for one large-scale piece or a large gallery wall. Sometimes you need to think outside the frame.
At Atlas we would be pleased to showcase some of our artist's work and prints! Email our head curator at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are confident that you will find something amazing from our exclusive artists and print collection.