Art by room

We know it's a wonderful experience buying a painting, but the next part of the purchase is where should my painting go? Which room will my art work? Here are a few Panter & Hall tips.

Dining Room

Certain pictures we look at and they simply shout ‘Dining Room Picture’. Regardless of style or period, some subjects seem obvious dining companions. A still life of fruit, a sumptuous table of game and wine, bottles and wine glasses in varying stages of consumption, all fit the bill.

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Drawing Room

The room of the house where most subjects seem right, except perhaps a rather too racy nude study. The main public room is where your blockbuster pieces can be shown off – landscapes, portraits, still life and marine paintings – frankly an opportunity to express yourself.

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Study

A very personal room that can tend to be a low key and contemplative space. Perhaps a space for subtler, gentler works – watercolours, drawings or etchings that would be lost visually in the larger public areas.

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Kitchen

As in most houses this is the daily communal area so the works tend to be bright and fun, full of colour and personality to brighten the day. The ‘kitchen still life’ always conjures a copper kettle or raw vegetables on a cottage table but really – go wild!

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Children's Room

There are so many paintings that work at different age levels, think Pixar movies. A child can appreciate an artwork for immediate visual effect while a parent can perhaps enjoy an abstract at a more sophisticated level. Never assume children can only deal with cartoon posters.

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Bedroom

A very personal room that can tend to be a low key and contemplative space. Perhaps a space for subtler, gentler works – watercolours, drawings or etchings that would be lost visually in the larger public areas.

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