As an artist, I'm often asked my advice on choosing a painting for a space. I'm asked all sorts of related questions, most often, the question is, "my room is blue and beige, do you have anything that matches that?" My answer to this type of question is two-fold, one, yes, everything I have matches your room; and 2, you're asking the wrong question. Let me explain:
You've taken the leap, you've set your budget and now you're on the hunt for a beautiful piece of original art for your space, something that will be a focal point, something you'll enjoy looking at for years to come. Then you ask what will match your curtains and throw pillows. It's the wrong question. You're spending a lot of money on this piece, you want it to stand out, not blend in. You want your guests to say "wow, that's amazing," not "hmmm, I never noticed that before, has it been there a while, it sure does match the drapes." Plus a good piece of art matches any décor, it just does. It's like the person who can play piano, it's welcome everywhere.
With that said, there is only ONE question you need to ask yourself at this point - do I love it? Or said a different way, does it speak to me? or does it mean something to me? You're going to be sharing your space with it for a long time, you're going to want to enjoy it. Stop over complicating things for yourself, it really is that simple. Not convinced? Check out the slideshow below of my art in people's homes and offices and how beautifully it pops, without matching the curtains or sofa.