Artfully Collected

Choosing art can either come naturally to some people or be extremely challenging to others. Client's often come to me for advice on how to choose the right piece for their space. This is one of the most challenging (yet also fun!) parts of my job because everyone is different. Art is one of those things that just speaks to you. There may be a crazy, wild, unexpected piece of art and, for some unknown reason, you just LOVE it! That's what make it difficult for me to select for others. Sure, I can make suggestions based off of the style of the home and general vibe of the room, but I am a firm believer that art does not need to always blend in with it's surroundings. It should be personal, loved and truly mean something to you. For those of you wanting to break out of your comfort zone, fill those empty walls and start collecting art, here are my suggestions to getting started.

 image via Architectural Digest

image via Architectural Digest


Color

What do you love? Black and white or tons of color?

 art by Lulie Wallace

art by Lulie Wallace


Size

Consider where it's going. You want to really fill the space, rather than have the piece feel too small. In love with a piece that's just not large enough? Use a really large mat when framing. 

 art by William McLure

art by William McLure


Meaning

What's important to you? Do you love nature, humans, architecture? Bring meaning to the art you love. I love to look for art when I travel. Those pieces will forever have a story and hold the happiest memories.

 art by Sally King Benedict

art by Sally King Benedict


Frame

This is when you can take your style and the art's surroundings into account. Traditional decor, go with a traditional frame. The juxtaposition of an abstract art piece in a traditional style frame is one of my absolutely favorite statements. 

 art by Paige Follmann

art by Paige Follmann


Style

Maybe it's not just one single type of style. Maybe it's photography mixed with oil paintings mixed with your child's art. Whatever it is, be drawn to it. Don't choose art based off of what's in the room, but simply by what gives you the chills or makes you smile. 

kerryspearsinteriors-artfullycollected5

{all images via Pinterest}