Guide To Buying Art


1. Buy what you love

It should fit in with your personality! Figuring out what kind of art you like may take a while, but it’s all part of that fun and personal journey.

2. Small to tall

A good way to start is to start small. Smaller artworks usually have more modest price tags, and make for the perfect kick-start to any collection. Part of the experience is to explore different artists and different types of artwork, because the last thing we want is for you to experience buyer’s remorse. Take your time, understand the artists and their works, and build your collection slowly.

3. Try it out to figure it out!

The process of finding suitable space and walls for your artwork is daunting, but take the chance to hang it up and try it out. If you like what you see, put a nail in it.

4. To frame or not to frame

Framing your artwork can sometimes make all the difference. Especially for works on paper or print, a frame provides the necessary protection and presentation to house your special piece. It should complement the art piece, and harmonize with the look and style of your room. Definitely discuss the various options available with your local framers.

5. Size matters!

Proportion of your artwork within a space is key. Art that is too large will overwhelm and art that is too small will seem lonely and out of place. Give your artworks a bit of breathing space, after all the whole point is to show them off. (If it helps, why not use our ‘View in Room’ feature!)

6. Meet the artist

Find out more about the person behind the artwork. Their creative process and inspiration will help you better understand the story behind the artwork.


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  1. […] Interesting to note that the canvas edition at the art show cost over ten times more than the Giclée print – the latter is an inkjet reproduction, hence the price discrepancy. This is great news to budding collectors and art admirers who don’t want to splurge on canvas but still want to own a (smaller) version of the artwork. New to buying art? Read this. […]

  2. […] Buy what you love. It should fit in with your personality! Figuring out what kind of art you like may take a while, but it's all part of that fun and personal journey. 2. Small to tall. A good way to start is to start small.  […]

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