Art Your Home

8 years ago
3 minutes

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.

1. Metallics

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. 

Senna Jean Gold Foil Geometric Print on Black Card

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!

2. Global

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. 

Astella Indian Dreaming Watercolour Print

Blessed Eleven Bison Print

Peppa Hart Cactus Sisters Print

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. 

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