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Tips for Hanging Art in Your Home

After selecting the perfect artwork for your home, the next challenge will be to hang your artwork. Below, we have included some helpful tips for hanging art in your home.

Lighting is an important factor when it comes to displaying your artwork. Pictures or groupings that you want to give a bit more attention can be emphasized with lighting. Choose either standard incandescent or low-wattage halogen bulbs. Regular halogen or close direct light could possibly damage the artwork.

  Another aspect of lighting to consider is UV light. You’ll want to protect your artwork from sunlight, as it can cause it to fade. Heat and humidity are also important to avoid.

Finding the correct height to mount artwork can be a challenge. For standard 8-foot high ceilings, most artwork should be hung so that the middle of the picture is about 5 feet off the floor. If your rooms have a higher ceiling, you can hang the artwork a little higher.

When hanging picture above the sofa, it is recommended to leave an approximate 6” to 8”  space between the top of the sofa back and the bottom of the picture.

When it comes to hanging art in a child’s room, consider hanging the pieces at their sightline level. This way your child will be able to enjoy the artwork more when they are able to see it without having to look up. By using open frames or replacing the glass in frames with Plexiglass, you will be able to help avoid dangerous breakage.

Bringing new art into your home is exciting for any art lover. We hope that these tips for hanging art in your home are found helpful.

Lyn Segal Fine Arts provides buying, selling and appraisals of fine art. Contact Lyn Segal today to discuss your fine art needs at 970-390-9192 or lynsegal@aol.com.

Tips to Consider Before Buying Art for Your Living Room

A well-placed piece of artwork can transform a room. Choosing a piece for a commonly used space, such as the living room, can seem intimidating. To help ease the task of selecting a piece of artwork for your space, we have put together the following list of tips to consider before buying art for your living room.

Choose a piece that you love. Don’t compromise when selecting such an important piece of art for your home. Make sure that you will love seeing the artwork in your home every single day.

Contrast is the key when it comes to selecting artwork for your living room. Focus on contrast in the artwork to complement the space so that it remains a focal point, as opposed to getting lost in the space.

Mix high and low pieces, periods and styles. Try mixing high end paintings with inexpensive street art. The overall look will be a unique collection you have accumulated that tells your story.

To add visual interest to your space, consider placing a contemporary piece in a space that is more traditional and vice versa.

We hope that these tips to consider before buying art for your living room are found helpful when searching for a new piece of art. The process of purchasing new art for your home is an exciting endeavor for any art lover.

Lyn Segal Fine Arts provides buying, selling and appraisals of fine art. Contact Lyn Segal today to discuss your fine art needs at 970-390-9192 or lynsegal@aol.com.

Tips for Purchasing Your First Piece of Art from a Gallery

Purchasing your first piece of art can be a challenging and even overwhelming experience, but it can also a wonderful one. If you are ready to finally start your art collection, then a few tips may be able to assist you during your first art purchase.

  • Start by deciding what kind of art you like. Get a sense of what your personal tastes are. Begin by seeing a wide variety of art. This will help to familiarize yourself with artists, styles and various periods.
  • Next, set yourself a budget. Establish just how much you are comfortable spending on your art piece. If you find a piece that you absolutely love, its okay to go over the budget a bit, but the last thing you want when purchasing your first piece of art is buyers remorse.
  • It is important to understand the factors that affect the price of a piece. Rarity, medium, period, and primary vs. secondary market are all important factors to understand when considering a piece.
  • Finally, consult an appraiser or experienced collector about the value of a piece you are considering purchasing. This can help make sure that you are receiving a fair price.

At Lyn Segal Fine Art, we have a passion for art and we hope that these tips help to make the experience of purchasing your first piece of art from a gallery one that is both positive and exciting.

Lyn Segal Fine Arts provides buying, selling and appraisals of fine art. Contact Lyn Segal today to discuss your fine art needs at 970-390-9192 or lynsegal@aol.com.

FIAC 2015

The International Contemporary Art Fair or FIAC is an annual event featuring outdoor artworks, which will be held October 22-25, 2015 in Paris. The event has continued to grow in interest among galleries and artists.

Each year the event brings together nearly two dozen projects, including sculptures, installations and ephemeral creations all located in the gardens, fountains, basins, lawns, alleys and groves.

This prestigious event attracts international galleries from across the globe presenting work by up-and-coming artists. Lyn Segal Fine Arts attends premier art shows around the world. We provide buying, selling and appraisals of fine art. Contact Lyn Segal today to discuss your fine art needs at 970-390-9192 or lynsegal@aol.com.