Buying art for your home can be intimidating - you don't want to overspend, nor do you want to convey a 'cheap' look. Art is all about individual taste, so it can be difficult to understand your own tastes, let alone someone else's.
Buying artworks for yourself:
Be brave! Just take a slight detour from your usual style. The moment I started doing that everything changed.
Choose your frames carefully and mix styles. If you have a collection of prints together mix the textures of the frames for an eclectic look that people will be instantly drawn to.
Don't rush - take your time to browse for your artworks.
Many framing websites will allow you to upload a photo of your artwork to see what frame will suit it best.
If your budget allows wait until you have purchased all your artworks for your home and hire a professional picture hanging service. They work quickly, efficiently and clean up after themselves!
Choosing artwork for someone else:
Have a look at their current interior style and head for something along those lines...however...
Pick something that is a slight shift from their comfort zone. Not too far though!
Don't limit yourself to prints alone. I have a beautiful tea towel that I bought in New Zealand 6 years ago and framed it - it's still one my favourites!
If you're feeling generous get your gift framed. Either pick a ready-made frame or search on the Internet for made to measure frames. There are many made to measure framing websites that won't break the bank. I love contemporary prints in very ornate frames, it makes such a statement.
The metallics trend following on from last year is showing no signs of slowing down, thankfully! It gives a feeling of luxury and high-end style at prices we can all afford. Metallics are striking in any room where you want to add a touch of luxe.
A fantastic unisex print that completely embraces our obsession with everything metallic
Senna Jean Heart Gold Foil Print
Bring a bit of love into your life!
Think American Indian headdresses, crosses, dreamcatchers, skulls, cacti, tee pees. Think of the Navajo in Arizona & New Mexico. This trend can easily be slotted into a colourful interior with the rich, deep colours of the desert or something more minimalist as there are many prints that are monochrome. This is a bulky unisex trend and there is truly something for everyone.
These tips were kindly shared with us by Tiffany Jade Benn from HART : LDN.
HART : LDN stocks products for men & women, for all ages and budgets. They specialise in products designed in Australia by up-and-coming designers.