Tips & Tricks: Choosing Art for Your Home!
Updated: Mar 4, 2021
Art is very important to the interior design of your home. As a luxury interior designer in Dallas, TX I love helping my clients choose and buy art for their homes. At Smooth Moves by Design, we include art as part of the price of a home move!
As a designer, I adore art, whatever the color, media, style, and size. When it comes to choosing colors and composition, I can help you select a piece that is right for the interior of your home. I also know a variety of techniques to help the piece either blend in or stand out. For clients who want their art to pop, I sometimes recommend placing the artwork in a larger frame with an oversized matte. It can bring wonderful attention to the art, and will ensure your guests won’t miss it.
Here are some other tips and tricks to keep in mind:
'You don't want your art to get lost in the room. Try to contrast and complement your room with art so that the art stands out, but isn't overwhelming.'
'Do splurge on quality custom framing, museum glass and fabric mats. You’ll be glad you did, as it will elevate the art no matter the piece!'
'Mix periods and styles. Mix high and low. Pair expensive paintings with low-cost street art. Add an architectural drawing from a vacation. This creates a feel that looks collected and refined over time. It tells a story. Your story!'
'If you love a piece, but it's not the right size or color, ask the artist if they can make a custom piece.'
'Consider mixing and matching styles. A contemporary piece can suit a traditional space and vice versa. It adds visual interest.'
Designers know how to do it!