So, you’ve decided you want to incorporate art into your home? The art world can seem daunting when you first delve into it. You’re talking big money, so you want to make sure you get it right. But, there are so many mediums and styles. Where do you start? If you have some idea already, that’s great. If not, you may need a little help.

Good news; this list should do just that.

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DECIDE WHAT YOU’RE AFTER

The first big decision you need to make is to decide what you’re after. The only way to do this is to gain some idea of your options. From sculptures to photos, and everything in between, you’ve got your work cut out. Bear in mind that you may need to be patient. The perfect piece of art will rarely fall into your lap. Start your research by taking note of the pieces you see in other people’s homes. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. The owner will probably be more than happy to speak about their piece. Once you know who the art was by, you’ll have some idea of what you like. Make sure that you visit art galleries too. These often display a variety of pieces. Take note of what most appeals.

KNOW HOW TO LOOK FOR QUALITY

As we stated before, art isn’t cheap. Most of the time, though, you pay for the quality. If you’re hesitant about the price tag, think about the hours that went into creating each piece. You’ll soon find it’s worth it. Even so, you need to be on the lookout for what’s quality and what’s not. As you’re a newbie, you’re at risk of buying a low-quality piece. Find out about heady glass and what makes a quality painting. Though you may think it’s all about finding a piece you like, quality is important. If you don’t do your research, you could end up with a piece that degrades quickly. That way, your money would be wasted.

FIND THE PERFECT PLACE

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Once you’ve found the perfect piece, it’s important you take the time to find the perfect place. You’ve spent a lot on this art, and you want to find somewhere that most compliments it. Hung in the perfect position, a painting can become a centerpiece of any room. If you get it wrong, though, your art could end up under-appreciated and forgotten. Try out a few different positions to see which works. Make sure the piece isn’t obscured in any way. Display it in its full glory!

APPRECIATE

Buying and placing art is all well and good, but it won’t be any use if you don’t learn to appreciate your piece. Make sure to sit back and admire the workmanship. The more you look at the piece, the more you’ll see. That’s not to say that you need to stare at it for hours. Just make sure to look at it every now and again. If not, your efforts will go to waste.