Home decor, interior design tips: How to pick the perfect artwork for your home?

ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi
Mar 23, 2023 08:23 PM IST

Irrespective of the décor type or interior theme, a carefully picked artwork would multiply the aesthetic appeal of your home with its sheer grandeur and unique charm. Here are tips that would go a long way in finding your home's timeless masterpiece.

“A thing of beauty is a joy forever,” said John Keats and so, irrespective of the décor type or interior theme, a carefully picked artwork would multiply the aesthetic appeal of your home with its sheer grandeur and unique charm. While the fame of the artist and the price tag remain the most basic criterion to evaluate great artworks, the creator does not have to be world-renowned nor the value prohibitively high to add the subtle artistic beauty you are looking for.

Home decor, interior design tips: How to pick the perfect artwork for your home? (Photo by Steph Wilson on Unsplash)
Home decor, interior design tips: How to pick the perfect artwork for your home? (Photo by Steph Wilson on Unsplash)

In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Angad Bedi, MD at BCD Group, shared, “The rule of thumb to find the most suitable artwork is simple: go by your basic instinct and select a painting that calms your nerves and enhances your mood --- yes, an artwork has that kind of emotional impact on human beings.” While you are at it, he suggested the following tips that would go a long way in finding your home's timeless masterpiece.

  • Don’t be in a hurry!

One can’t force art; it takes its own sweet time and pace. The same is true of picking a great painting as well. Visit plenty of art exhibitions, and try to understand as much as you can about the nuances of the art before you finalise a piece for your home. A hurriedly picked article may be good but it may not be what you actually want. Various aspects of colour combinations and strokes and objects used in the painting are to be taken into account while making the decision of buying artwork for a particular space at home.

  • Make room; be ready to make alterations as well

We are talking about a great piece of art. Needless to say then, a whole wall in the house must be dedicated to this purpose. Any additional adorning of the wall may fiddle with the impact this strong source of artistic expression is expected to have on the beholders, aside from making the space look cluttered. Also, make suitable changes in the background wall paint colour and lighting to accentuate and enhance the beauty of this masterpiece.

  • Get what brings your peace

Art is known to have an extremely deep impact on the human mind. Research in the field has proven that art acts as a therapy to reduce stress and achieve focus. On the other hand, it can also trigger deeply conflicting emotions. This is why it is highly recommended that an art piece generating such emotions should be avoided. Go for something that calms your nerves and generates a general sense of joy and good feelings. According to Vaastu principles, that is the only way to go to maintain the unobstructed flow of positive emerges in your home. Quiet and restful colour combinations such as blue and green can be considered as they are proven to have the ability to dispel tension and induce harmony in the household.

  • Find something meaningful that fits well in your interior

All artworks have meaning and might be interpreted differently by individual beholders. Find for yourself one meaningful, unique artwork that inspires you personally and fits like a glove in the overall artistic expression of your home decor.

  • Let it be you!

You are a unique individual, and your home décor should be an expression of your identity. This rule has to be carefully followed when selecting an artwork. A painting must be well aligned with your personality and individual choices. Since art can transform our world, it should also be a piece of work that consistently inspires you to become a better version of yourself. Something popular might not fit well with the dynamics of your persona, for instance. Therefore, wait till that one soul-satisfying piece of work comes your way.

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