Now that you have decided to rent a villa in Dubai, you may find you have a whole lot of white wall space to fill. Property leasers often rush to the nearest mall to grab as much ‘art’ as they can to fill the void. But this is your home and you should adore your environment. So here are 7 things to consider before investing…
Whether or not it has the potential to rise in value, it should be something you will enjoy having in your home every day. Remember, the art is for you.
Why always pick a painting? Find the type of art that will work best for your space. Paintings will add a broader swathe of color. Sculptures will add depth to the room, and mixed media pieces add texture or a mixture of visual elements. Which medium will have the greatest impact on enhancing your room’s decor?
Measure your Dubai villa walls’ dimensions and bring pictures of rooms with you. That way, when you are out looking at art, you will have a better idea of what space you have to work with and can imagine how the art will look in your home.
A room can have more than one area that draws your attention. Are you looking for a single point that will define the room, or some decor pieces to complement your overall colour scheme? Make sure all the room’s design elements have some breathing space to avoid a cluttered look.
What does the artwork depict? Do the waving lines in the painting mirror your curved coffee table? Does the tropical pattern of your upholstery reflect the theme of the painting? Depending on the mood and shapes in the work, select imagery that will harmonize best with the room’s contents.
Make sure the artwork is hung at the correct height. It should be approximately eye level. Try following the art gallery standard, which means the center of the painting should be about 60 inches from the floor.
The importance of lighting your artwork can not be overemphasized. Dimly lit artwork will lose impact and look dull and muted. Great lighting will make your artwork pop and contribute to the mood of the room.