The luxury of being able to buy art online, means that you can get fabulous decor from the comfort of your home; but how do you know what you’re buying is quality? Look no further than art for sale online with Singulart. This online gallery is a perfect place to start your online art purchasing experience.
Using this handy do and don’t list below, you can prevent yourself from impulsively purchasing pieces that you may later decide you are not entirely in love with.
1. Do Your Research
Taking the time to find out more about an artist or piece of art will make your purchase all the more meaningful to you. Having a little extra understanding of the artists inspirations or interpretations will allow you to show off your knowledge while you are showing off the art to your friends and family. Besides, you might even convince someone to discover someone or something new they enjoy in the art world!
2. Do Prepare for Your Purchase
Whether you are simply perusing an online gallery for something that sparks your fancy or you have a specific space in your home you wish to fill, always always always make sure you’re prepared for your purchase. If you finally found a piece that speaks to you, inspires your imagination, or represents something sentimental to you, it would be devastating if you suddenly find it doesn’t look beyond amazing in your space! So first things first before clicking the checkout button, make sure you know where your new art can be enjoyed by you and others. One way to prepare when you’re browsing is to make sure you have the dimensions and measurements of the space or spaces available before picking the perfect piece.
3. Do Check the Galleries Return Policy
In the event that your heart is captured by a piece that turns out, not to fit your space, it’s good to have made prior inquiries as to the online gallery’s return policy. A good online art gallery should give their clients the opportunity to return their purchase for whatever reason because buying art online sometimes requires some wiggle room. What you thought might be fantastic on your hallway wall might not be as expected in person... Or (if you’re like me) sometimes we get those dimensions wrong and then we’re left with a piece that’s too big or too small we can’t return or reuse somewhere else.
4. Do Not Buy from Rogue Dealers
Make sure that the online gallery you are buying from is a reputable one. This requires a bit of research or even knowledgable reviews from those you trust, but you don’t want to buy from someone you think is shady. They should have set standards of acquiring and selling their artwork and you should always feel safe and confident when making your purchase through them.
5. Don’t Feel Intimidated
Art is an expression of beauty and many other human conditions that sometimes buying a piece may seem out of your norm, style, or comfort zone-IGNORE THAT! Art should be available to anyone who has the means to own it; do not feel that any piece of artwork is beyond your taste or caliber. If you love it (and can afford it) then by all means buy it honey!
So there you have it. Go out into the world of online art sales and decorate until your heart (and walls) are content! Perhaps your new venture in online art purchases will inspire you to check out some local galleries or even a newfound appreciation for an art museum. Wherever the wind takes you, just remember these essential do’s and don’ts for buying your art from an online shop.