o When buying art remember that you are trying to personalize your home with art and accessories. You must decide what you like and what you can live with.
o When decorating try to repeat a color at least three times in a room.
Relate your art to its surroundings. Art prints placed about 6"-9" above a sofa will create a unified look.
o Cover two thirds of the space above furniture with one or more pieces of art to achieve proper proportion.
o Position artwork at "eye level" to look at the center of it from either a sitting or standing position.
o Vary the height of table top accessories for balance and interest.
o Create a formal look with symmetrical groupings of art. Create an informal look with asymmetrical groupings.
o Place mirrors so they reflect something beautiful. Use them to add dimension, expand space or reflect light in a room.
o Display art on easels to create interest in corners, bookcases or on table tops.
o Custom frame artwork to coordinate with room decor. Select a frame that compliments the decorating style. Select mat colors that enhance both the art and color scheme.