How To Find Art You Like Online

How To Find Art You Like Online

In the vast abyss that is the internet it can sometimes be really hard to find exactly what you are looking for, especially when searching for where to buy artwork you love.  So I thought I would come up a few tips to help you find art on the internet.

Define Your Style

The first step on the hunt for where to buy art that you like is to define what you are looking for.  Think about what you already have in your home, or what you wish was in your home.  What lines and shapes do you see?  Is the furniture sleek and simple or does it have intricate detail?  Do you gravitate towards bold accessories or soft and delicate pieces? What about colors? Textures? Patterns? Make a list of every adjective you can think of that describes your aesthetic.  

Here is an example of a few adjectives that define my style:

Casual
Modern
Simple
Warm
Textural
Muted Colors
Clean Lines
Subtle patterns
Scandinavian

Once you have a few adjectives written down try cracking open a thesaurus to find any synonyms that you could also use.  

By looking at my list of adjectives I can conclude that I am really drawn to abstract, graphic artwork with muted color palettes in a minimalist scandinavian style.  Doing this will help you pinpoint exactly what you are looking for.

When searching for artwork use the adjectives you brainstormed and add in specifically what you are looking for such as original painting, watercolor, photograph, wall art, framed art, art print, etc, as well as any colors or motifs you hope to find.  The more specific you are the more likely you will be able to find exactly what you are looking for. 

Get Searching

I like to utilize Google images, Instagram, Pinterest, Etsy, and my favorite design blogs in my search.  Try browsing various hashtags on Instagram, and your keywords on Pinterest.  A lot of the time artists will list their website on their Instagram and Pinterest profiles letting you know where you can buy their art.  Also browse design blogs you follow by searching "art" in the blog's search box.  When it comes to social media its better to be a little broad, but when you use Google or Etsy try to be more specific in your search terms.

I hope this information helps you find the perfect art for your space!  What techniques do you use to find art online?  Share in the comments!

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