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Choose Art For Your New Home  

by Mary Williams

When you move into your new home, you may do not know how to start decorating your home. Where should you begin? You may not even plan to invest much time and money to that place. You are eagerly looking for ideas to help make your home comfortable and beautiful.

It is not hard to find art - whether you choose originals or reproductions. The variety and diversity of styles is enormous, so where do you begin in making your selection? Art should be personal. Selecting pieces that you really love should not be influenced by the color of the carpet or your couch. To really make a statement, art should be chosen based on its own merits.

Try to purchase art as you would any other piece of furnishing that you plan to have for years. You want to select pieces that you will love and appreciate for a long time - whether you keep your couch or not.

When you admire artwork in a gallery or even in a fantastically decorated home you will notice that it is the art that sets the tone, not the other way around. Artwork should be featured, and not chosen to compliment it's surroundings.

You will likely find that you are drawn to works that are in colors or themes that suit your home anyway. If you do like traditional decorating styles, it is quite likely that you will been drawn to more traditional styles of artwork as well. The same is true of more modern or contemporary tastes.

You better talk to a gallery owner or interior decorator; you may also find them able to give you suggestions on how the artwork could best be appreciated. Using picture lights to illuminate the artwork will add enormously to its appeal as well as to the mood of a room.

Believe it or not! Your chosen artwork will show your personality It is well worth your efforts to select pieces one at a time and choose art that truly reflects you instead of filling your walls with mediocre work that you will tire of quickly. By making thoughtful choices and viewing each piece as an investment, you will always find a special place for your art in any home.

About the Author

Mary Williams maintains many rug websites, including Discount Rugs, Nourison Rugs,and Oriental Rug Secrets.

 
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