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"5 important things you need to know before you choose a piece of art"

Navigating the art world can seem a bit daunting. That’s why we put together these few tips to help you out.

#1 Start saving

Research suggests that people don’t usually invest in an art piece until they are in their 40s or 50s. That’s why if you’re thinking of building a new home and desperately want a work of art you love to decorate it, it’s good to start saving now. Even if you decide in the end that you don’t want to fork out for an original, the extra savings you’ve made can help you buy a few more pieces to help start making your new house a home.

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#2 Go with your heart

When deciding on a piece of art, go with what your instincts tell you. It doesn’t have to be the most expensive piece ($$$ are not necessarily a sign of ‘good’ art) but something you know you’ll want to live looking at. A great piece of art can transport you, inspire you, relax you, make you feel something significant. If you find something like this, you’ve got a winner.

#3 Start small

Don’t dismiss something because it’s small. A smaller piece may be less expensive because there is less work involved and yet it can still possess the same power as a larger piece. Not only that but it gives you more flexibility with ownership. Because it may be less expensive (and take up less room) you are more likely to be able to collect a gallery of work. By choosing a smaller piece you’ll have more freedom to move things around which will give the piece a different perspective.

#4 Do your research

Find our where the main galleries are, who your favourite pieces are by and sign up to things like newsletters to keep up to date with what’s going on. This will help to inform you where to purchase your art, what pricing you should expect and find out the latest news and happenings.

#5 Get down to business

Once you decide which art piece you want to buy, make sure, if it’s an original or a limited print that you check the contents insurance (usually on the invoice), the artists signature or the limited edition print mark.

Our new design homes are the perfect place for you to showcase your new work of art. Why not take a wander through one of our display centres today?