Choosing the right sculpture for your home can be a little more difficult than choosing a painting due to the size and logistics, but that aside there are number of other factors to consider when choosing a sculpture including personal style, available space, and the overall decor of your home, and whilst budget is a factor, it doesn’t have to be the main one.
If you are an art lover, you undoubtably have considered what you would add to your home that would give you that warm feeling as pass each day. The reality is we can’t all afford our favourite artworks, especially if it’s a historical piece or a world-renowned artist where one piece of art would cost more than an average house. However, there are literally tens of thousands or art pieces in the world from extremely talented artists, and one of the best parts of art is finding the
Here are some steps you can follow when choosing a sculpture:
1. Identify your style for the sculpture: The first thing you should do is to define your personal style. Some people prefer modern and minimalist designs, while others might prefer classic or traditional styles. Consider what kind of aesthetic you want your home to have.
2. Assess your space: You need to think about where you will put the sculpture. Do you have a large space that needs to be filled, or are you looking for a small piece to accent a shelf or table? Make sure to measure the space so you know the maximum size of sculpture it can accommodate.
3. Consider the theme and decor of your home: You should try to choose a sculpture that matches or complements the overall theme of your home. If you have a modern home with clean lines and simple decor, you might choose a sleek, abstract sculpture. If your home is more traditional, a classic bronze or marble sculpture might be more suitable.
4. Choose a material that fits: The material of the sculpture is also important. Different materials give off different vibes. Metal sculptures can feel modern and sophisticated, while wooden sculptures can bring a natural, earthy feel. If you’re searching for a garden sculpture you should consider a material that doesn’t wear in the weather such as aluminium, stainless steel, or bronze.
5. Set a budget: Yes, it is a factor, but as mentioned; art can range widely in price, from affordable pieces by emerging artists to expensive works by renowned artists. Determine how much you’re willing to spend before you start shopping. Visiting local galleries and community shows are a great way to find emerging artists that are really talented, they may not have the price tag of a global sculptor but there are a number of stories of people buying art from local artists who eventually become widely known, and the piece you bought for maybe a weeks salary is worth one year.
6. Research artists and styles: Once you have an idea of what you want, start researching. Look into different artists, styles, and periods of art to find what resonates with you.
7. See it in person if possible: If you can, try to see the sculpture in person before buying it. Photos can sometimes be deceptive when it comes to size, texture, and color.
8. Consider its care and maintenance: Some sculptures may require special care or regular maintenance. Depending on the material, you might need to dust, polish, or otherwise clean it regularly.
Remember, buying art for your home is highly personal. What matters most is that you love the piece and it brings joy to your space.