Looking for art for your family home can be a big decision, especially when you’re planning on spending a fair chunk of money on it. There are a few things you need to consider before you make your decision – so to help you, here is a few things that you definitely should think about!


Where are you putting it?

Think about where in the home it’s going – pick the space first. You need to choose the art based on the size of the space, which room it’s in, the colour of the walls and the rest of the décor around it. There’s no point buying a beautiful piece of art, and realising you have no where to put it because it looks out of place in every room – or doesn’t fit anywhere! Though if worst comes to worst and you fall in love with a piece of art that looks atrocious next to all your furniture – keep the art and get rid of whatever doesn’t match. You’ll be able to find better stuff anyway – check out places like A-mart. You’ll be able to find something that matches this piece of perfection you’ve chosen!


Don’t buy the first thing you see

It’s like a kid in a candy store – your mum says you have $2 to spend, so you go and you buy the first thing you see for under $2. It’s a rookie mistake. Before you decide to buy a piece of art, make sure it really is the one you want. It can be like buying a home – you want one straightaway but you know if you wait, something fabulous will come along. Perhaps go along to some art galleries and talk to people, talk to consultants – if you know an artist talk to them! Soon you’ll figure out your style, and you’ll find something absolutely perfect for you and your home.


Emerging artists are great

Remember this! You don’t always need to buy art from a well-known artist. Often, emerging artists are the best kind of art investment. The pieces are cheaper and may increase in value over time. You’ll also find lots of cool new styles when you check out the younger artists’ work. There’s so much hidden talent out there – why not invest in one, who knows how it could work out! And even if you don’t make money on it later – you’ve still found a beautiful piece of art that you love and will look perfect in your home (and it was a hell of a lot cheaper than the rest!)


Set a budget

Yes, it’s all well and good to find a piece of art and fall in love with it – but if the price of it is going to send you bankrupt, or ensure that your children will never make it to a college or university, then it’s probably not worth it! Before you go out hunting for art, or to an art auction, set a realistic budget – with enough room that you could go a little bit over it and not have to sell your home.


It’s a tricky business buying art – but it will end up feeling fabulous. Owning your first piece of genuine, beautiful art will feel absolutely amazing – and look just as good hanging on the wall of your home!

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