Wall art. Unless you have it already and are planning your new room's design around it, wall art is often times the last piece of the design puzzle. Last maybe, but certainly not "least".
Wall art can make or break a room. The right combination can completely change the feel of a space. The wrong combination can simply 'miss the mark' at best, or potentially cheapen the appearance of your furniture at worst.
Even if you're not an "art-lover" per se, you've likely got "wall art" in every room of your home. Is it saying what you want it to about your space? About who you are? Is it making you happy or do you actually hate it but don't know what else to hang in it's place?
What you put on your walls, (like anything else you buy whether for your home or self), ought to be more than just a space filler. We believe firmly in loving everything you own or passing it along.
Having art that works and that you love doesn't have to be any more expensive than your budget will allow. Sure, with art, the sky's the limit. But one of my favorite pieces I own was $25 and I regularly recommend art from minted, which is among the most affordable options out there.
BUT WHERE TO FIND?
I think people approach art-buying in a myriad of ways - there is no "right" way to do it. Your approach to acquiring new art can be as subjective and personal as your opinion and feelings about the art itself.
But, one of the most common questions I personally field when working with design clients is WHERE TO FIND IT?
The honest answer is close to being "Everywhere!". You can find unique or mass produced items that make you happy in equal measure.
You can find on a tree lawn, thrift store or flea market or you can find in an art gallery, a catalog or your favorite store. Often I start with artists I know or whom I've stumbled upon in my own community.
For me, if it helps me tie together a room and it makes me happy or elicits a positive reaction from both my husband and I, I'll consider it.
For your convenience, I've focused on my top go-to resources. My first stops. For my own home, I do not rush this process and let the right piece find me over time. For clients however, I've got to work a little harder...and faster. So these resources have become trusted tools for me.
THE TAPPAN COLLECTIVE
ONE KINGS LANE
LULU & GEORGIA
Do more resources just make you more overwhelmed by the process? We can help. Send us photos of your space and budget and we'll send you a list of specs you should adhere to and a list of wall art options within your budget! Boom! done. NEXT ROOM!