3 Steps For Choosing The Best Sculpture For Your Home

Choosing a sculpture for your home can be difficult. There are so many different styles to choose from and you want them to reflect your personality. Luckily, there are 3 steps that will help guide you through the process of choosing the best sculpture for your home.

Step 1: Consider the Size

A room must be well-balanced to maximize space while focusing attention on a few things or distributing it evenly across many. While the most common mistake is picking something too small that cannot fully express itself, another issue can arise when someone chooses a sculpture that takes up all of the available space in one area and leaves other areas with no focal points at all. A piece should not take away from its surroundings but instead provide balance by drawing an observer’s eye around for more than just seconds before settling back where it started.

  • Make sure the sculpture you choose is balanced in your home
  • Avoid dominating any one space with a giant sculpture and ignore the rest of your room
  • Balance attention on just a few things by choosing pieces that are proportionate to their surroundings 
  • Coordinate artwork for optimal spacing

Step 2: Choose the Medium of Sculpture

The use of any medium is often as important to the message that an artist wants to communicate, and it communicates something different than a verbal description could. Some artists might have a vision for exactly what they want their work to look like; others may not even know how much material will be needed until they start constructing.

Most sculptures are constructed with some type of durable substance such as metal or cement because these materials last longer without degrading over time while other sculptural media does not fare so well in open-air environments where there is more exposure from sun and rain which can cause them to decay faster if left unprotected. Finding what medium of sculpture you’d like to buy will help you with the following:

  • Get a unique perspective of the work of artists with different styles and mediums than your own
  • Learn about what materials artists use and how they construct their pieces
  • Gain an understanding of what it means for art to have permanence

Artists have always been inspired by their surroundings. As a result, they’ve used all sorts of different mediums to create artwork: from paint and clay to wood and metal for sculptures. 

The most interesting artists know that the media is often just as important as the art itself; it can be used because of its tactile properties or appeal to other senses like sight, smell, sound- even taste! Some sculptors are known for using transitory materials such as ice while others use metals designed to last a lifetime.

Step 3: Consider Placement

A sculpture should be positioned at a central location, or at a turning point—at an angle where the hall bends in more than one direction. Smaller things can also go on shelves but they need to remain near eye-level for viewing if possible. If something has tones that stand out from its surroundings it’s best displayed in corners with good lighting when large enough and big enough to do so without obstructing anything else around it.

We know how difficult it can be to choose a sculpture for your home. There are so many different styles and materials from which you could choose, not to mention finding the perfect size. If that’s too much work for you, give us a call! We have experts on hand who will help you find the right piece of art no matter what style or medium is calling out to you. Have any questions about choosing sculptures? Reach out!

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The Marshall Gallery, located in Scottsdale’s Historic Arts District, has been the center of contemporary art since its founding in 1998. Boasting a collection of paintings, sculptures, and exquisite glass pieces, the gallery hosts several exhibitions each year plus a biennial glass invitational that attracts top-notch talent. Here you will find exceptional art presented in an open and relaxed gallery space, which is perfect for browsing the ever-changing collection. Explore on your own, or allow our expert art consultants to offer complimentary assistance to find the perfect addition to your own collection. Looking for the perfect piece of art to complement your home’s decor? Visit us in person or browse our online art store!