Can Really Make A Difference!
Decorating with art prints, posters or any type of art has simply never been a top priority to lots of people. Maybe because we’ve formed ideas that hold us back. Some people believe art is something of a deep mystery, not for the un-art-educated. Or, there’s a feeling that “good” art is out of reach. Some think they need an art professional (whatever that is) to choose the “right” art for them. Nonsense.
If you’ve always wanted that perfect art or art print in a favorite room, make plans to take a friend or significant other to a museum or art show or two (they’re great places to work into a date) and get a feel for whattype of art you’re personally drawn to. Talk it up as you peruse.
A particular style, a certain artist or genre … something will grab you. Don’t bother with trying to understand what it is (modern, classical, contemporary, pop, etc), just concentrate on how it hits you. When you’ve finally found the type(s) of work that makes you feel somehow connected, take your ideas to the Internet and begin your journey into the world of poster art.
(Above: The infamous poster with equally infamous former Portland, Oregon Mayor exposing himself to art.)
There are literally thousands of websites that have art prints from new or little-known artists, reprints of the well-known majors and paintings from small galleries, antique shops and individuals. The least expensive way to own one of these prints is to purchase it online without the frame, which could cost up to three times more than the poster! Shipping is so much easier and cheaper when the art is rolled up and sent in a tube. Remember: Buy art globally, frames locally.
Search art prints, cheap art, posters and discount art using the Bing Custom Search Box over on the right.
You may even have some old frames in the attic that could be cleaned up, refinished or painted. Or wrap a wooden frame with fabric, stapled to the back of the frame.
Second hand stores have lots of framed art, which you can keep or throw away. Who knows … you may even like the thing inside the frame!
Family photographs are not prints or posters, but it’s always nice to have them in your home. Try and keep them grouped together and placed where they will be displayed as “treasured” things, though. Scattering faces about the house causes them to lose their connectivity and family aspect. And, try to use frames that blend together as a group and look natural as a unit.
Here’s an idea. Using two tacks, a level and a long string as a guide, hang a straight line, at eye level, of family photos across a wall (in the dining room, for instance). Different sized frames lined up perfectly at the tops will create an attractive display and make for great conversation when guests come over.
Your home is your showcase. And when art is displayed well, you’ll find yourself again and again stopping and admiring the scene in ever changing lighting conditions and moods. It will also tend to bring a room together.
More than anything else, however, shopping for inexpensive art prints and posters is great fun and very fulfilling. You just may find a hidden passion for art that you never knew existed!.
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