Buying art isn’t as easy as it looks.
Art doesn’t come cheap and buying the wrong pieces can not only weight heavy on your wallet but can leave you with buyer’s remorse.
Here are things you should never do when buying art.
Take too long to make a decision
Dealers and art gallery owners will try and convince you to take your time before making a decision. They’ll tell you to look closely at every piece and wait for the painting to slowly reveal itself and all its hidden messages to you.
Here’s the thing, paintings are a visual medium. Sure, there are thought provoking pieces out there but they need to look visually appealing too.
If you’re in search for art pieces that will enliven your room, then there’s no need to search for artwork that has deep hidden meanings embedded in its imagery.
Purchase from art fairs
As exciting as art fairs are, they aren’t the place to purchase art for amateurs. Unless you’re incredibly wealthy and have a defined taste for art, don’t go to an art fair with the objective of buying a painting.
Art fairs are meant for rich collectors. They are lined with dealers that are desperately looking for gullible newbies to make a profit out of.
Spend more than you can afford
Regardless of how beautiful a painting is, it’s not worth breaking the bank for. Art comes in a range of prices. Classic paintings are sold for millions of dollars but if you’re looking for a painting to hang in your living room, there’s no need to spend excessively.
Decide on a budget before you head out so you don’t end up spending unnecessarily.
Buying ‘fad’ art work
Don’t treat a fancy painting like it a poster in your dorm room that you’ll eventually get bored of. Good art is timeless; you should be able to look at it 20 years from now and still appreciate it.
There’s no point of spending hundreds of dollars on a painting that displays your favorite Game of Thrones character. You may love it now but ten years later, you may not want it hanging around your home.
Not having a defined theme
Think of the space where the art work is going to be displayed. What are the colors like? Do you have other art pieces hanging on the wall?
You should aim to purchase art work that fits in seamlessly with your décor. It helps to stick to a theme when you head out to purchase artwork.
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