Anyone who has been on a search for a new work of art knows how overwhelming and daunting it can be to find good art and choose the best piece for the intended space.
There are so many available options—at all price points—that sometimes it’s hard to know where to start!
The challenges are compounded for interior designers, who must adhere to a range of criteria for the proper selection of artwork in an interior scheme.
(Hint: when you’re doing a design project for a client, choosing art just because you personally like it doesn’t quite make the grade!)
Designers must balance the need for art that fits into the design scheme, pleases the client, emphasizes the mood you’re trying to create and meets the budget.
Unfortunately, in many cases, the solutions fall well short of optimal. We’ve all been in hotel rooms, corporate offices, healthcare facilities, etc. and marvelled at the atrocious art.
It doesn’t need to be this way! Whatever constraints a design project brings, you can source good art.
Of course, many commercial interior designers rely on art consultants and publishers when they need to find art for a project.
But even when you’re presented with a selection of viable options, how to choose the absolute best art for the job?
If you’ve done a good job sourcing floor coverings, paint colors and window treatments, it simply won’t do that the art sticks out like a sore thumb!
Like all good design, you can use a methodology to determine if a given work of art meets the defined criteria. And in all interiors, one of the main criteria is the mood or feeling you’re working to create in the space.
To help begin to address these concerns, I’ve recently written a new guide for designers (and art lovers of all kinds) with tips and techniques for using art as interior wall decor.
This free PDF provides a foundation for making better decisions when it comes to selecting art for interior design projects.
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