There’s no better feeling than walking away with a new piece of art that you know is going to perfectly match your home, office or business space. A good piece of art can totally transform the feeling of the room, brighten it up and make you feel more at home. Obviously the word “good” is subjective when it comes to landscape art, but we have some suggestions of ensuring you buy landscape art that you’ll treasure for years to come.
Sleep On It:
Impulsive buying, when it comes to anything, tends to be a bad idea. Art is something that you’ll hopefully have for a long time to come, so you want to make sure you really love it. I suggest narrowing down the piece, or pieces, you’re very interested in and sleeping on it. Not literally! If you want, put it on hold overnight while you go home and consider whether you really want it. When you wake up, you’ll probably feel “meh” about it, or like you desperately need it – and that should help with your decision.
Set a Budget:
Before you even walk into a gallery, set a budget. Art is one of those things that can easily creep up in price and you can find it, in the heat of the moment, very easy to justify going well over your budget. Set a clear and definitive budget and do not… budge! Take a friend along with you who’s aware of the price you’re prepared to spend and make sure they help talk you out of overspending, especially if you’ve not gone away to think about it yet.
Be Mindful of the Size:
The size of a piece of art, especially landscape art, will affect how it is viewed and where it can be placed in your space. Often people will get wrapped up in the art and forget to think about how it’ll actually look in the space or whether it will fit above the mantle. Be mindful and even go as far as taking measurements, especially if you want it fit in a certain place.
Do Your Research:
If you’re buying art just to pretty up a space, this is not as necessary. If you’re buying art to enjoy it but also as an investment piece, then you should really do some research. Learn more about the artist, what their pieces are going for and what you should be paying for it. Rarely do galleries go below the printed for sale price, so do the research and make sure you’re happy with what you’re paying for.
Buying landscape art is very exciting, but you want to be happy with your purchase in the long run. Use these tips to find a piece – or pieces of art – that are going to last the test of time.