Find art prints for your home

You’ve reached that time in your life when you’re ready to find art prints to proudly display on your walls. But with a long list of options available, it can seem like a stressful process

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No matter your age, the majority of you would agree that a room or space is not complete until art is on the walls. When you’re a student, hanging torn film posters or lining your walls with night club flyers did the job. But now, many of us are at an age when you start giving a fuck about what you put on your walls. Which you’ll be glad to know has become a lot more achievable in recent years

Rewind a few years and you’d see the art sales market looked drastically different from how it looks today. With advancements in technology, the online art sales market has flourished into a £3billion+ industry that’s growing at around 15% per year. This move into selling more art online has improved the accessibility and affordability of art. This is great news. As if you’re a normal human, you wont have the income to simply walk into a gallery and buy either a limited edition reproduction

This pivot in the way art is sold has seen the launch of digital platforms like ours. Which makes it easy for people to find and buy affordable fine art prints, by a wider variety of artists. As a result, it’s redefining the typical art buyer, meaning a younger generation of art appreciators can get access to art they love and bring that much-needed excitement to their walls, without clearing out their bank accounts. Best of all are the innovations in printing. As this now allows us to produce the same museum-standard giclée prints galleries sell, with the added ability to mimic the production in studios worldwide

find art prints for your home

To help drill down on the burning questions people have, surrounding this topic, we’ve answered some of them below

How do you choose what art to buy?

Art helps set the tone in your home and gives a great basis for a colour palette. When decorating a space, we encourage people to find the art then choose the decor colour. Because the focus should be placed on finding an awesome artwork you love, rather than adhering to the colours already in a room. This way you can select the colour palette directly from the artwork or use complementary colours to really make the artwork pop. Using this as your approach to colour matching means you're not letting your quest to find art prints be dictated by your decor. That's not to mention, your home is your personal space, so you'll be so much happier with your purchase if you pick an artwork on the basis that it reflects your personal style and sets the mood for the room. Before jumping into choosing which artwork to buy, here are some helpful steps to ensure you approach it smartly

Assessment

Start by examining the wall or walls you're thinking of putting prints on and try to imagine the layout that could work best. As there are so many options, like do you want to do a gallery wall featuring several smaller prints or would a big statement piece work better or perhaps even 2 medium-sized horizontal prints. Also consider the other items in the room, as you don't want it getting too hectic

Size it up

Once you're set on where the artwork will be placed, you want to determine the placement and sizing. To do this, you want to find a household item that can closely match the size. Cardboard or paper works amazingly for this, as you can cut out the exact dimensions of your artwork and stick this to the wall. This will allow you to easily see at scale, whether it's too big or too small for the space. If you're opting for a frame, take into consideration the depth from the wall

Let the search begin

Head to the web store and try to find art that stands out, induces emotion or just gives that wow factor. The majority of people out there aren't connoisseur and don't know exactly what they want, so don't be afraid to use the filters to narrow your search, particularly if you're set on a certain size or orientation. You can then opt to delve into the artists behind the work and read a bit more about them to their processes

Shortlisting (optional hack)

Once you find your artworks, you want to send them to your phone. Then hold your phone up in the room to visualise the print on the wall, swipe between each photo to reassure yourself you're happy with the print where you intend to place it

Hanging

The final set is to order and hang your artwork. All our artwork frames come ready to hang, but if you're brought yours from elsewhere, you want to check to see what hanging fixture will work best for your frame type. If you're not the most hands-on person, there's plenty of youtube videos out there to guide you through how to hang an artwork properly

What art style should I buy?

If you're drawn to a particular artwork, it's likely it comprises of a style that stimulates or resinates with your own style. For example, if your own style is edgier or alternative, you may be drawn to darker art or composite works that are more creative and funky. Alternatively, if your look is clean-cut, you may be drawn to more angular, minimalist works. However, the degree of influence your style has on your selection process is totally personal, and will be greater for some people. At the end of the day, when buying pieces to hang in your home, you want to find art that resonates, inspires and interests you, as you'll have to walk past it every day. So it helps to familiarise yourself with the most popular art styles, that way it will aid your decision-making process

Realism (or naturalism)

Well, it says it in the name, this style is regarded by a lot of people as 'real art'. This is due to the fact it tries to show the subject how it appears in real life, without looking like a photograph. It requires a great amount of accuracy to give the illusion of reality, ensuring the shadows, light, colours and composition are on point

Abstract (or modern or contemporary)

This doesn't resemble 'real-life', instead, it seeks to achieve its point or subject through shapes, forms and textures. The purpose of abstract art is that it lets people interpret it themselves

Surrealism

As an art type that can be categorised as a type of modern art, it differs in the fact that it juxtaposes abstract concepts. It's easily distinguished in the manner that it uses realistic images that are then taken out of their normal context. This style is often used to depict dreams that show things that are subconscious, rather than rationale

Cubism

This style reduces the image to more minimal lines and shapes in a bid for simplicity. Even the colour palette in cubism art is simplified, using just a limited hue to create a more flat appearance

How much are art prints?

You can find art prints priced wildly different online, so it can be confusing to know how much to spend or to see what is good value. At the end of the day, it comes down to several key factors, which are explained below:

Early-career or established?

If an artist is widely known, their work will fetch a higher price. As to reach this status they would have many years of experience, likely won awards and have had media coverage, so this gives people confidence in their purchase and the artists' process. However, this does not mean that because they're more established the artwork is going to be better. At the end of the day, art is subjective. So you can still take pride in buying lower-priced artwork by talented, early-career artists who are just breaking into the scene. In fact, the fun lies in backing young artists that are at the early stages of finding their feet. As if you've spotted something great in them, it's an amazing feeling knowing you backed them early on

Intricacies

The time and materials used to create an artwork often play a role in an artist conjuring up the price. As this encompasses the time, effort, money and processes gone into taking the artwork from conception through to completion

Size

In general, the bigger the print, the more you're going to have to pay. As both the material costs to produce the original (if applicable) and the printing costs are higher. So remember, bigger is not always better

Limited edition

The scarcity of a limited edition print usually demands a higher price tag. This is especially true if the print run is very low, as this adds further urgency, particularly if the artwork or artist is in particularly high demand already

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