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You Will Need
- Tape measure
Buy what you love
If you see something you love, buy it; don’t worry about whether it goes with your color scheme. You can always repaint a room -- or even just one wall -- to complement the piece.
Mix and match eras
Don't be restricted by your home decor. There's no rule that says you can’t put modern art in a traditional setting, or vice versa.
Pick up colors
If you're looking to buy art for a particular room, choose 1 or 2 dominating colors from the space and find a piece that includes or complements those colors.
Take size into account
Keep proportion in mind when you buy art for a particular spot. A small painting, for example, looks out of place on a big wall.
Consider the mood you want to create when you buy art. Symmetrical lines calm the eye; asymmetrical lines convey movement. Green, blue, and pink are soothing; red and orange are energizing.
Don’t buy as an investment
Don’t buy art just because someone says it’s a good investment; there’s no way of knowing if it will increase in value. If you’re going to spend a lot of money, make sure it’s on a piece you really love.