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The Art of Buying Wall Art: Choosing Wall Decor for Your Home
By Jessica Ackerman
20 Nov. 2010 Filed by Crazy Fish
Buying wall decor is one of the most exciting parts of any home decoration process. Here, you get to choose among the finest and most beautiful wall arts available and you get to express your own creativity with the choice that you make.
Of course, buying wall art is not that easy because of the hundreds of options you have to go through such as paintings, murals, wall furniture, wall art sculptures, and many others. But with these simple tricks and techniques, you will be able to enjoy a fun and easy wall décor shopping quest.
1. Choose wall art by room
Shopping wall art by room will make it easier for you to make your choice since different rooms have different functions and theme. Know the purpose of the room by asking yourself some of these questions:
• Do you want to entertain guests in this room?
• Do you want this room to be a peaceful retreat where you can rest and relax?
• Do you want this room to be a place for your hobby?
• Do you want the kids to play or stay in this room?
Selecting a theme, style, and color of the wall art will have to depend on the purpose and function of the room where you intend to place it.
Here are some suggestions on the type of wall décor for you to buy:
• Photographs of tranquil landscapes and scenery will give a calming effect in your bedroom or any area for relaxation.
• Colorful print outs of cartoon pictures are ideal for the play area or bedroom of the children.
• Wall arts depicting your hobby are great to hang in the room where you want to do your favorite pastime. For example, music notes wall hangings for your music room.
2. Consider your lifestyle
Another crucial thing you have to consider when buying wall decor is your lifestyle. In fact, this is even more important than following the latest trend in home interior designs. Do you have a family and children? If so, choose wall décor that will not pose any danger to the little ones. This means that big and bulky wall sculptures that may be tempting for children to play with are not a great idea. Now, if you are living on your own and you are always on the go, it would be best to go for wall arts that can be easily cleaned.
3. Select an art style
There are different art styles that you have to know about in order for you to make an informed choice especially when you are thinking of buying paintings and murals. Some of the art styles you have to know about include traditional, modern, abstract, realism, surrealism, and many others.