Deco Tips

How to Decorate around your Flat Screen Television with art. Decor tip

You and your living room are happier because you have just acquired a flat screen television.  Although, you seem to be having a small problem, everything around the television seems not to work. The furniture no longer faces the right direction, the wall art is being blocked, and the armoire you’ve placed the television in is too big.   These are all common decorating dilemmas when you acquire a flat screen television.

If you have high ceilings, artwork picture  placed above the line of television sight viewing is a good idea.  Consider making the artwork simple, and more abstract. Artwork that has physical content will cause television viewers to concentrate on the artwork. For shorter ceilings, but longer walls, consider putting small collections of paintings, to the side(s) of your television.  Whichever you design preference, try to let the television compliment the space, or be left on its own. 




Are you thinking about buying a Painting? Buying Art can be a very complex and exhaustive process, requiring a lot of time to research, study, compare and select. If you are looking for paintings to decorate your house, office or business, this article is for you. From Paintings Styles and Mediums, Original Art versus Reproductions, Art Gallery, Commissioned Art and more, we will help you to find the perfect picture painting for you.

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- Is there a particular Painting Style and Medium you like? Defining what you like is the key. Popular painting styles are: Abstract Art, Impressionism Art, Realism Art, Expressionism Art, Surrealism Art. Some of the mediums are: Oil, Acrylic, Gouache and Watercolor. If you need more complete information, you can search for painting styles and mediums on, or other source.

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- Are you looking for an Original Painting or a Print? An Original Abstract  Painting usually has textured brush strokes, rich and vibrant colors, and overall, looks, feels and smells like an original. It usually has rough surface and uneven paint on the sides of the stretched canvas. Buying an original work of art is a magnificent experience and an investment opportunity.

A Print is a copy of the original painting. Also, as know as reproduction, it usually has a flat image and lacks the true color and the essence of an original fine art. It generally has even edges where the buyer typically does not look. If you see a dot matrix pattern, the same pattern you find on magazines or book images, it is probably a print. Some Giclee prints are very well done, may be hand signed and may be very difficult to differentiate from the original.

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- Would you like an Abstract painting that goes with your current decor? Look around at your furniture, wall color, rugs, lamps, curtains, etc and choose the colors you would like in the painting. Also, measure the area where the painting is going to be placed. With this information your search will be easier and faster.

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- How much are you willing to spend? Set a budget and consider the cost of the frame. Sometimes the frame can be very expensive. Paintings on Gallery Wrapped Canvases usually have painted edges and don't need frame, saving you money and adding a contemporary look to your room.

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- Would you prefer to visit Art Galleries or buy Paintings Online? Visiting Galleries can be fun and you can personally see the artwork. However, it can be time consuming. Online you can find more variety and some artists will even re-create paintings that have already been sold (commissioned art).


Owning an artwork is a fantastic experience. A fine art has the ability to beautify any environmental space and transmit feelings and emotions to any spectator, somehow capturing all the attention. With these basic questions you should have a better idea of what you want and how to get the perfect painting for you.

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