6 top tips on how to find the right artwork for you

by Jayna Mistry

We get it. Art is personal. And here at Artfinder, we fully embrace that! With over 250,000 original artworks for sale, we can guarantee that you will find something that you love.

That said, we appreciate that finding that perfect artwork is a little like finding the perfect partner: potentially a long and arduous quest involving hours of soul searching. (And, ahem, measuring...) But in the end, if you get it right, it could last forever.

That said, there are a few factors that you can bear in mind to get you more swiftly to that perfect match. Read on to discover our 6 top tips for finding that perfect piece.

1. Consider your home

What sort of vibe do you want to create in your space? Do you aim to create serenity with a calm, muted living room, or perhaps a cheeky bit of spice in the bedroom? Maybe you want a more calming environment for the spaces in which you relax and artworks with a “WOW” for the areas where you entertain guests.

All of these are so easily achieved with the right artwork! Opt for cooler tones in blue and green for a more serene feel or reds and purples for more of a colour pop.

2. What’s your style?

How would you describe your style? Do you prefer classic, muted tones or do you have a passion for gregarious colour? Just like fashion, your taste is an expression of who you are, and your walls are no exception!

Do you prefer your artworks to be a bit more traditional, or are you a fan of more modern styles such as hyperrealism or minimalism?

Master of minimalism Fintan Whelan shows us that calm serenity needn't sacrifice personality and colour

3. What space do you need to fill?

Homes come in all shapes and sizes, and here at Artfinder, we deal in big, small and everything in between.

Regardless of the limitations in your home (or lack thereof!) we can definitely find a statement piece for your stairwell or a miniature for your mantelpiece.

Yenny Cocq's pint-sized sculptures add charm and personality to even the smallest of spaces

4. Who do you live with?

You may love an artwork, but ultimately your partner needs to love it too (whether you value their taste of not!). As our friends at as our friends at eHarmony say, art connects people on an intellectual and emotional level and allows for a deeper connection between two individuals.

So your choice of artwork could even bring you closer together!

5. Connect with an artist

Here at Artfinder, we’re no stuffy gallery. We actively encourage interactions between artist and buyer that most high-end galleries try to repress. So get to know the artist, find out more about their lives, their inspiration and what it means to be an artist!

You may well fall for them as well as their work!

Artfinder's artists are a friendly bunch and are always happy to talk about their art and their inspiration - Domenica Brockman included!

6. What do you love?

This is what it boils down to. You see a piece. You love it. There may be no rhyme or reason, you just know it’s right. Art can have such a powerful, visceral connection that will you with that warm fuzzy feeling that you just can’t shake. So go with the flow!

Hero image courtesy of Veronica Lamb

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