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Art & Picture Framing: How to Choose Art for the Home

3 December 2011 No Comment

With the holiday season upon us it is a good time to think about decorating the house with new art and décor. Family and guests that may be visiting throughout the season will certainly be impressed, and you will derive years of pleasure from a well done, creative update.

The first thing to remember is, be yourself. Acquire art pieces that express the values and favorite styles of you and your family.  Trying to display what you think other people will like is going to express nothing, and that will show through in its appearance.

Art and Picture Framing: Conservation Framing for Your Family MemorabilaFor example, I believe the most important pieces that you put on your wall are family portraits and other family memorabilia.  These special displays should be located in the more heavily traveled areas of your home. Some of the best locations are the entry, hallways, stairways, or other areas where people walk through, and the presentation is directly in front of them.

With family pieces, it is appropriate to use single portraits, multi opening pieces, or shadowboxes.  The type of frame is not critical, and your various art pieces do not need to all have identical frames. A collection, or even a grouping on a single wall, should give the appearance of pieces that have been accumulated over time, perhaps decades.

This is the first of a continuing series that will consider a variety of ideas for placing art in your home. Please feel free to contribute your thoughts, ideas, and questions. Art is a very personal matter, and there are really no right or wrong answers.

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