It takes time to decide which piece for which room, which colours best match the décor and even which form best compliments the era of the architecture. Once all these decisions have been settled and the chosen artwork crosses the threshold a new issue arises: how to use lighting to show off your new addition to its highest potential.
If you have ever been caught out by dingy restaurant lighting or fallen victim to extra bright sunlight while attempting to capture a photograph, you will understand that the right lighting is essential when trying to show a subject at its best.
There are many potential pitfalls when it comes to lighting a piece of art, be it sculpture, oil painting or photographic print. Unfortunately, there is no magical one-size-fits-all rule that will count for each and every creation but there are a number of easy steps to take to make sure you are not doing your beloved new artwork a disservice, but there are tips you can follow to ensure you find the right light for the right piece.