Some Things To Consider When Buying Oil Paintings For Your Home

When you are deciding to buy oil paintings for your main residence or vacation home, there are several things you need to keep in mind as you are making your considerations. Not only on the piece of artwork itself, but also the entire home. Such things as the decor that is currently in place and any other types of art that you already have in the home. This will allow you to give thought to all of the oil paintings you are considering and also help you in determining what pieces will match in the space and which options are going to best fit into the space.

The first thing to consider is which room the canvas art will be hung in. If there is very little furniture in the space, choosing the brighter and bolder colors in the oil paintings you are purchasing, will help the room pop and stand out. For a room with heavier amounts of furnishings, something lighter and with a simple or plain design will make for a subtle effect in the space. You must also consider the colors of the walls in the room, in order to ensure things will not clash and that the oil paintings match the space entirely.

The next consideration is the subject or theme of the art and paintings. Whether it is something in pastels and lighter colors for a large living or dining room or an expansive landscape style piece for a bedroom or hallway of the home, these are just some of the factors to consider as you are determining what to buy. Of course each home owner will have their own taste and style, but making sure the theme and colors match the space is key when choosing the right oil paintings that will fit the space you are attempting to fill with art.

Making sure to measure the spot or area you plan to hang a painting in and obtaining the dimensions of the canvas art before buying it should also be done. Depending on the size of the room and what other art or pieces of decor are already present in the space, making sure the oil paintings are not too large (or small for extremely large spaces) has to be determined prior to the purchase as well. Writing down the measurements and marking the walls in the home before purchasing ensures it will properly fit the space.

A final tip when buying oil paintings for your home is to choose the material which best fits the space. Whether you choose art that has been done on canvas or purchase a print of the painting that has been printed on paper will depend on you personal preferences, budget, and the overall look of the piece. This is more of a personal choice and will vary based on the space you are placing the oil paintings in. Prints will need to be framed under glass and that is another consideration too.

When deciding on oil paintings for your home, you should consider these and any other factors which are important to you personally, in order to ensure you find something you will truly love and something that fits well into the space you are displaying the painting in.

Teresa Bernard has been a fine art artist of original oil paintings since her preteen years. Since then she has gone on to create a name for herself as an accomplished artist and has sold her paintings across the US and world wide. Her paintings can be viewed online at

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