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Using Fine Art Prints in Interior Design

No interior design project is complete without wall art. Whether you are re-arranging a room or doing a full makeover, empty walls leave a room feeling sparse and uninteresting. If you are a fan of interior design shows you will see a number of inexpensive do-it-yourself options that look nice; but what if you are not artistically inclined? Well, there are always those cheap, mass produced framed art prints you find in department stores and craft shops. Trouble is, they look great in the store but end up looking cheap and cheesy when you get them home and mounted on your walls. And what if you or your client is looking for something more than just wall decorations?

At this point it might be time to consider making an investment in one or a collection of original paintings. Of course doing this will require a substantial financial investment; paintings large enough to have a significant presence on your walls are typically hundreds to thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars each, even from lesser-known artists. So what do you do when you want to collect or acquire a number of fine art works but are working with a limited budget?

beautiful limited edition art Consider Limited Edition Giclee Fine Art Prints; they represent the finest alternative to original works. These kind of fine art prints offer a significant savings to the high priced original art works they are created from. With their exceptional quality, Giclee prints are nearly indistinguishable from their source work, and represent an exceptional alternative to original works for adorning home and office walls. In the right frame they not only complement the interior design of a room, but create a special ambiance as well.

So whether you are buying fine art for yourself or for an interior design project, you can wow your visitors and your clients with exhibition and museum quality Giclee prints. Their accuracy results from a process that is able to capture and reproduce all of the nuances, tonalities, and hues as well as the texture of the source medium, right down to the weave of the canvas or the texture of the watercolor paper.

Don not be misled by the perceptions of naysayers. Experienced collectors will tell you that museum and exhibition quality prints are sought after and highly valued in the world of fine art. In fact, Giclee prints are of such a high standard of quality that they are displayed in many of the museums and art galleries of the world.

Be aware that Fine Art Print quality can vary depending on the source. There is a significant difference in available materials and processes. To ensure the quality of your Giclee’s, make sure the Artist is involved in the reproduction process and a Certificate of Authenticity, signed by the artist, accompanies your print. For the highest quality prints be sure that archival papers and inks are used in the Fine Art reproductions. Keep in mind that Giclee is the process used to produce high quality prints but it is the materials used in the process that contributes to its longevity.

With quality components and proper care your Giclee fine art prints will last for generations. To ensure the longest lasting quality and durability make sure the prints are sealed with a UV and Water Resistant sealer, the same as original paintings are, and displayed out of direct sunlight. The use of a UV protective sealer should be indicated on the Certificate of Authenticity. Unprotected prints should be displayed under UV glass to prevent premature aging if no other protection is offered.

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