Want to have some artwork in your home but don’t know where to start? Well, the first thing you need to establish is the budget. Do you want a splash of colour to decorate a dull wall in a kitchen which you can change often or you want a statement piece for the living room, which you can pass to your children as it’s also an investment? Your budget will dictate where you can buy these artworks. Here are some tips:
- Galleries. Gallerists will help you with advice and suggestions which would match your personal preference and budget.
- Online galleries. The beauty of online galleries is that you can browse them from the comfort of your own home. The downside is that there is so much to choose from.
- Directly from artists. This would almost be the ideal purchase because you can purchase art cheaper compared to buying via galleries who add the commission on top of the artist price.
- Furniture shops. This option is usually frowned upon. However, if you are buying coloured cushions and looking for something to compliment your choice, then the good chance is that you can find an artwork just next to them.
You need to ask yourself: is art important part of who you are or you just need something instead of wallpaper to cover the walls? If it is the former, then your options are the first three. But if you incline to be the latter, then the fourth option will suit just as well.
Featured image: Artworks by Alan Yaffe.