How To Choose The Best Artwork For Your Space

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Looking to install some artwork in your home or office? You’ve come to the right place. Art is one of the best ways to brighten up a space and give it some flair, making it an enjoyable place to be from the moment you step inside. The process of finding the perfect piece to complement the interior design of your space can be an incredibly fulfilling one, as you become exposed to many beautiful artworks during the search for the right one.

However, with so many pieces at your disposal, it is often difficult to decide which ones to buy and keep forever. Curating artwork to fulfil your design vision requires careful consideration of a few key factors. With the help of a professional, you too will be able to select artwork that best fulfils your vision for your space. Here is our step-by-step guide to choosing the best artwork for your space.

Develop an overall vision for the space

Artwork is merely one element in the overall interior design of a space. Thus, you have to make sure that the rest of the space looks and feels cohesive in terms of design before adding anything new. To do this, you should first come up with a rough idea of what you would like the entire space to look like at the end. You can create a sketch of this, or simply keep a list of the different elements that are present in your design.

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Developing an overall vision for the space can determine the colours, types and styles of artwork that you will be looking at. As the saying goes, good planning is half the battle. Ensuring that you have a clear idea of your vision for the space can speed up the process of searching for artworks, and help you choose pieces that are more suitable.

Consider existing elements in the space

Next, you will have to think about how well your chosen art pieces will mesh with existing elements in the space. You should try to avoid style clashes as far as possible. Some of these elements to consider include:


The type and amount of furniture in a space can heavily influence its overall look. For example, a few pieces of furniture in black and white can help to create a minimalist theme, while a room overflowing with heirlooms and antiques is likely to have a more vintage feel. Hence, you must ensure that whatever artworks you choose fit well with the existing theme of the space. A modern abstract piece might look better in a minimalist-themed space than an elaborate oil painting.

Colour scheme

The overall colour scheme of the space is also another important factor. You do not want to choose art pieces which have main colours that clash with the colours of your walls, decorations and furniture. To select artwork that truly complements the colour scheme of your space, you can make use of some basic strategies from colour theory.

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The first is to select analogous colours; this means choosing colours that are next to each other on the colour wheel. If your space features mostly warm colours, choose artwork that is created in red, orange or yellow. The second strategy is to select complementary colours, which are colours that are opposite each other on the colour wheel. For example, if your space features many greens, choose artwork that includes vibrant reds.


Finally, you have to consider the lighting layout of the space. Besides helping you determine which artworks will look the best in a particular area of the space, it will also help you plan where to install and display the artwork after you have acquired it. Good application of lighting will enhance the overall interior design of the space and give it a more pleasant feeling.

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Hire an experienced art consultant

After all that thorough planning, it is finally time to start looking for the perfect artwork. If you do not have much experience in the art world, fret not; you can always hire a professional art consultant to show you the ropes. They will be able to guide you through the process of browsing art pieces, visualising how they will look in the space and selecting pieces that are both suitable and within your budget.

A good art consultant will be accepting of your ideas and offer suggestions about what to look out for during your search. They should also be communicative, resourceful and easy to work with. At Impress Galleries, our experienced art consultants will be happy to help you look and source for artworks that best fit your vision.

Determine how to install and display the artwork

Finally, after acquiring your desired artworks, you must figure out how to install them in the space to get the most out of them and allow them to stand out. After all, these are pieces that you have painstakingly selected to complement the interior design of your space, so don’t be afraid to show them off!

There are many different strategies you can use to display the artwork more prominently. Avoid hanging paintings in dark corners with very little lighting, as this can make them difficult to see. For paintings, you can engage framing services to ensure that they are well-protected and increase their aesthetic quality. Finally, you can also use accent lighting to highlight specific art pieces, by placing adjustable fittings above the artwork.

Impress Galleries is a Leading Art Distributor in Singapore

With more than 25 years of experience in the art industry in Singapore, Impress Galleries is committed to providing top-quality art distribution and consultancy services for individuals and businesses. Our collection is sourced globally, and includes artworks by many famous local artists.

We also provide a range of artwork installation and framing services for those who are looking to set up and maintain their collections of artwork. Whether you’re looking to brighten up your space or frame your favourite art pieces, we have the solution for you. Get in touch with our team of experienced art consultants today!

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