The art world can seem like an intimidating place when you are just starting out building your collection, and it can be hard to know where to start when filling your home with great art.  Whether you decided to go the full way and splurge on an investment piece, or dip your toes in with more affordable prints, we’ve put together a handy guide to help you begin.

Do your research

The more art you see, the better idea you’ll have of what you like and what you’d like to see in your own home.  Take a trip to galleries and museums, ask questions where possible and start to get a feel of the artistic process. 

Set a budget

As you do more research you’ll start to get a feel of how much things cost.  Be prepared to spend a bit more on a piece you really love and trust your instincts.  If you really love it, the chances are that you’re always going to love it, so it’s definitely worth spending the money. 

Size does matter

It’s important to remember the room that you’re buying for, you want to find a piece that will complement and enhance the décor and add to the overall aesthetic of the interiors. As well as making sure piece your buying fits the room and doesn’t overshadow the rest of the furnishings.

Most importantly, buy what you love.

Jessica Russell Flint, £80

Monde Mosaic, £50

Candle Key, £55

Fifi + Pascale, £42

Rear View Prints, £29