Choosing art for you home can be overwhelming! Try my favorite tricks for finding incredible, original art and bringing it into your space.
Bringing art into your space feels like an essential part of creating a home! Yes, you need couches and chairs, forks and plates. But art is what breathes life into a home and starts to give it its own beautiful identity.
In the past I’ve been overwhelmed by finding art for a space! How do you choose? Where do you find it? How do you even know what you like?!
But I have a little more experience now, and a few tricks up my sleeve for helping you find and bring incredible art into your home.
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Figuring Out What Kind of ARt You Like
I think part of what made choosing art for our home so overwhelming at first was the fact that I love so many different styles and aesthetics. How do you choose when there are so many incredible options?
I think a great place to start figuring out what kind of art you like is to look at the things that you have already chosen to surround yourself with. Look at your wardrobe, your furniture, the photos in your phone.
Do you see lots of color? More muted tones? Do you find lots of patterns or textures?
Looking for these clues can help you narrow down your artistic preferences. Maybe if you see lots of color, you look for artists who paint in bright palettes. Or if you see lots of textures you start searching for textile art to hang on your walls. Perhaps if you see lots of photos of friends in your phone, you could immerse yourself in the world of photographic art.
I discovered that I love bright, saturated colors with some texture and a vibe that’s somewhere between bohemian and modern. I also love art that’s grounded in realism but has a dreamy feel to it.
Where to Find Great Original Art
If you’re looking to start your own collection of original art, it can also be incredibly overwhelming to know where to start. So I think a place like Singulart, who just so happens to be my incredible partner for this post, is such a valuable resource.
Singulart is an online art gallery, with originals by professional artists that are available for purchase. I love that it’s providing an entry point into the world of art for people like me, who are often intimidated in galleries or among well-versed art collectors. It feels very inclusive and informative.
So an online gallery is a great place to start! I love spending time scrolling through the artists there (everything from painters to sculptors to photographers and more!), learning more about what I love and experimenting with what would fit well in our home.
Adding Art to your Home
And once you fall in love with a piece or two to bring into your home, it’s important to start imagining where you think it would fit well with the decor you already own.
Sometimes I find it helpful to mock up an area of my home in Photoshop with different pieces to see how they’ll fit in, like I did below. Then you really get a feel for what you love or what works well.
I also like to sometimes start fresh and take down some of the art that’s already on the walls and move things around for an entirely new feel. This can help shake things up and make everything feel fresh!
No matter how you incorporate it, I’m always a proponent of bringing art of all types into your home! Surrounding yourself with creative works brings such life to a space. I’d love to know what kind of art you love and what fills your home!
This post is sponsored by Singulart. All ideas and opinions are my very own. Thank you as always for your support!