Unless you’re an art curator, gallery owner, or artist, chances are that buying art does not come very naturally to you. When out shopping for art your brain fills with questions like — How do I choose? In which artist should I invest? How do I educate myself? Should I go for black-and-white abstract art or colourful photography?

 Do not fret. We will break it down for you without keeping it so daunting.

 #1 Choosing the perfect style and subject

 ‘Perfect Art’ is very subjective. At the end of the day, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. At the end of the day, all you need to have is faith in your aesthetics and you’re more than good to go!

#2 The perfect scale

Before buying any new artwork, it’s important you fully analyse the scale of the space you wish to decorate. The art, however good it may be as a standalone piece will stick out like a sore thumb if it’s disproportionate to the room.

 #3 Balancing colours

When it comes to buying a statement piece, people often commit the rookie mistake of having it as a colour similar to the rest of the room. That takes away a  lot from the overall decor and ends up making entire the entire room decor look either understated or overstated. It is thus best to have colours that clash directly with each other so that your art does all the talking.

 #4 Incorporating art with decor

It is in our very nature to evolve over time. Similarly, our taste and preference in art evolve over time too. It thus becomes pertinent for one to ensure that any new art one purchases, seamlessly blends with the existing ones. After all, each artwork you purchase serves as a totem of memory that reminds you of your unique experiences.

Do you have any great tricks for buying art, or experiences to share on this topic? Sound off in the comments below. Also shop from an exclusive range of wall art from The Home Talk.