Dees Funky Art creates beautiful hand crafted Australian paintings. Dee is an accomplished artist and has been selling commercially for over ten years. Her art is created to be affordable so everyone can enjoy artwork in their home or business. One common question that customers ask is how to choose the right art. The following are Dees tips on what to consider when buying her paintings.
1. Create Cohesion with colours through art
Your artwork is the best way to unite all of your décor colours in the one space. It is essential for good design. The right artwork pieces will be effective in using paint where hues can be lightened, deepened, saturated or toned. The art will give your room balance in colours and tones.
2. Big Walls need Big Art
Large walls require balance and symmetry with artwork. The art should be proportionate to the wall dimensions. If you select a small artwork for a big space, its impact will be lost. By using a large painting, it will create a focal point and give your space some warmth. Alternatively, choosing a smaller set of paintings grouped together works great. In addition you can explore asymmetrical and symmetrical layouts to figure out what style works best.
3. What to do with a TV Wall
Television walls can be difficult to style. Especially if you have a low TV cabinet. It is possible to balance paintings above and either side -just work with the existing lines. A great solution can be a group of same sized artwork, hand painted and original, hung across the entire wall. Dees Funky Art sells affordable artwork sets. Perfect for a TV wall.
4. Use Painting Shapes to Link and Minimise the lines in your Home
Paintings can be used to soothe architectural lines and balance in your space. Because spaces are mostly divided by horizontal and vertical lines, if they are disconnected it can create a disjointed look. Therefore artwork that brings proportion to these spaces will connect the lines. In addition they can be used to give shape to any imbalances.
5. Paintings to Style and Theme your Home
Decorating and art provides a way to put your own unique style and theme in your space. You need to have some kind of investment in the paintings you select. This way your style will shine through. Do the paintings make you feel happy? And do they suit your personality? What colours do you like? We can speak with you to commission an extremely affordable custom design of paintings. Dee is a professional Australian artist and can take your style and transfer it to her paintings. You won’t be disappointed! Finally, if you just browse the existing selection, go with what you like and colours to suit your décor. You can’t go wrong.
The above 5 tips are the most important and easy to follow guides for choosing the right art. However if you would like further information, we have put together more detailed information.
Scale will make or break your area. So when choosing your paintings always take into account the size. Its no good having a beautiful but tiny painting on a large white wall. Or vice-versa, having a giant painting that overtakes everything else in the room. Think about the future also. If you intend to ever move the art, it needs to fit into another space. Therefore buying paintings of a standard size will be an easy way to move pieces around your home. Paintings measuring between 30cm to 120cm are considered standard sizes.
Go With your Gut
When it comes to Art, if you find yourself connecting to a painting in a positive manner, that’s a good sign you will continue to admire it in your home. It’s easier to find a spot in your home for a painting you love and want to display, rather than a painting you aren’t attracted to. One important fact to remember and have in hand is the measurements for your space. If you love a painting but it is too large or too small for your space – don’t buy it. Because the feel of the painting will change if its displayed in a cramped space or swamped by too much space. You want a painting to bring dimension to your space, not make it feel closed in.
Go for an Original
A beautiful original painting brings your personality to your home. The painting will bring a conversation starter to your space. People always admire original artwork, and therefore you will always have an ice breaker. Dee has created many personalised, original pieces of artwork, working with clients styles and personalities.
Instant Colour Palette
Choosing colours for your interiors can be daunting. There are numerous shades, tones and choices. One way to save on home painting costs and colour mistakes is to use wall art for colour on plain walls. Once you find a painting that you love, it can be used for inspiration for your rooms eventual colour palette. The first step is to pick out two or three shades from your paintings that you’d like to incorporate into your decor. Choose the dominant colour, as well as a few additional shades that you’d like to pull out as accents. Then, look for those colours in the items you use to decorate your space.
Set the Right Tone
Before selecting your painting, decide if you want your home to have a casual or formal vibe. If more casual, then opt for light and bright colours to give off a casual feel. Whereas a painting with distinct lines and structure in dark colours creates a more formal tone.
Create a Focal Point
A room can have more than one area that draws your attention. Think about if you want a single point to define your room or a painting set to compliment your colour scheme. Just make sure you do not add too much and create a cluttered look.
Set a Budget
Your budget is the number one factor when buying artwork. You won’t enjoy a painting if it makes you eat baked beans every night for a year. Dees Funky Art wants original art to be available to everyone at an affordable price. Which means offering great quality and along with low cost prices. Also you can buy paintings for your home in stages. The living areas are a good place to start first as you will spend a lot of time in these rooms.
Hang it right
Make sure the artwork is hung at the correct height. Often people hang pictures too high; you should not have to strain your neck to see them. It should be approximately eye level so you won’t be looking down or up at the art. In rooms where people are usually sitting down – such as a living room or dining room – eye-level will be at a seated position so artwork could be hung a little lower. Roughly one hand width above a couch is a good way of getting the right height.
Get the Right Light
Do not overlook the importance of the right lighting for your art. Dimly lit artwork will lose impact and look dull. Whereas great lighting will make the painting really pop. You can even buy and have special down-lights to install over your artwork.
Don’t be Matchy
Your new artwork does not have to match the paint colour or furniture in your room. Use small accent pieces like vases and cushions to tie your room together. That means you can make a bold statement with a beautiful colour and abstract designed painting.
Hang your art above furniture to allow each to highlight the other. You can provide a visual link between the two with a lamp, décor piece or vase.
If you are hanging art behind a couch, leave 30cm so you won’t bump against the art.
Smaller paintings can be propped on a shelf, mantel or table. Use blu-tac (carefully) to secure the bases if you are worried the art may fall. Then style with books, ceramics and flowers. Have a go at creating a gallery wall – it doesn’t have to be symmetrical – lay it out on the floor first to make sure you are happy with the arrangement.
Dees Funky Art provides affordable and original canvas paintings that are ready to hang. They are on stretched canvas with abstract design. Timber art with resin coating can also be purchased. Her artwork has sold all over Australia and internationally. Home owners, Business owners, showrooms, display homes are regular purchasers. Also custom sets for hotels, restaurants and bars have been painted by Dee.
Payment plans are available with Layby directly or buy now and pay later with Afterpay.
Browse the art for sale or contact us for custom orders. All artwork is hand crafted by Dee, a professional Australian artist, who is dedicated to providing beautiful yet affordable art for everyone to enjoy.