There comes a time in every girl’s life when she needs to stop decorating her home with stick-on wall decals, sorority memorabilia, and movie posters. But, decorating can be a daunting and overwhelming task without a little bit of guidance. Selecting the right furniture and color palette should obviously be the main focus, but it's always disappointing to walk into someone’s home only to find that they have completely bare walls. Most people totally forget to utilize their wall space when decorating, and in turn, their homes tend to have an empty, just-moved-in feeling to them. I’m sorry to break it to you, but simply slapping a coat of paint on the walls absolutely does not solve this problem. Adding artwork is an excellent way to personalize and polish any room in your home.
Note 1. Large, contemporary works look incredible in an area that is a focal point such as above a couch, in an entry way or at the end of a hallway.
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Now, if you’re a noob, purchasing a reproduction and having it framed by a local frame shop is probably the most cost-effective way to go. In short, a reproduction is an image of the original artwork that is printed on archival paper. When you purchase a reproduction, you’ll get the look that you love without the hefty price tag and shipping fees that go a long with acquiring an original piece. Many artists have prints of their original artwork available on their websites. As for me, I'm currently really into to the work of Atlanta-based painter, Michelle Armas. Her work is vivacious, effervescent and the perfect way to inject some color into a room with an otherwise neutral color palette.
If you’re wanting to buy an original work of art but you're concerned that you need to have a couple hundred thousand dollars just casually lying around, the good news is that you're mistaken! Another great website for browsing artwork is Previously Owned by a Gay Man, which is an expertly curated online home décor consignment boutique. Here, you can shop for original artwork, framed photography, and vintage prints, as well as magnificent furniture and accessories for your home with unexpectedly reasonable prices. You can rest easy when ordering from these guys because every piece was once owned by a fabulous gay man, so you know that it’s not only super stylish but was kept in fantastic condition.
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