When chosen well, a sculpture in the home can light up a room and hint at the personality and taste of the owner. Not only can picking the right piece be challenging but also expensive, so it’s important to bear a few things in mind before you buy. Here are some things to consider before choosing a sculpture for your home.
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A well-balanced room will maximise space, with attention drawn to just a few objects or spread evenly across many. While it may seem obvious if a sculpture is too large for its surroundings, the most common mistake is to be on the safe side and to choose something too petite, and in doing so not allow it to truly express itself. A sculpture should stand as a focal point and break up the monotony of its environment.
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While we want sculptures to invite attention, we don’t want them to conflict with the tone of the surroundings. Tone can vary from age to subject to style, so if your room is mainly modern, older pieces may look out of place*; and if an item is loud in colour it may dominate a quiet room, etc. Getting the balance right can be tricky, but remember we want it to stand out subtly. *Note: Combining old with new can sometimes work perfectly, usually when the other considerations in this list are considered.
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