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Gallery wall mid century, dark interiors

How to choose art?

I’m by no means an expert on this, but I wanted to write down what I know. Some of it instinctively and other bits i’ve learned by analysing images of rooms for hours on end, working out why something does and doesn’t work. I’m asked to find art for people all the time and it’s such a difficult thing to make a decision on, on behalf of someone else. But there are certain, more practical things to bear in mind that does help hone down the search. What wall is it going on and what space is there for it? Is that space portrait or landscape? Because you really want your artwork to echo the shape of the wall behind it. Here’s an example for you: This is a pic of a living room, our living room in fact, before we bought it. See how the mirror above the fire is landscape on a portrait wall? Well it doesn’t really work. It’s the wrong orientation but also the wrong scale. Scale is something we’ll get to …