If one of your friends or co-workers has moved house, buying a housewarming gift is a great way of saying congratulations and giving a helping hand with decorating the new living space. But which gift is neither too cheap, nor too expensive, neither too simple, nor too sophisticated? Some say that it’s the thought that counts, but you know that the plain moving home card and bottle of wine just won’t cut it. Art prints are an excellent idea for housewarming presents, not only because they look amazing, but also because they show that you went the extra mile to get a gift that matches the personality of the recipient. There are plenty of amazing wall art prints to choose from, especially online, but, before starting to browse, remember that being original and creative is the way to go. There is nothing more embarrassing than getting a painting so generic that it can be found in every department store, so take some time to find the right provider. A genuine piece of art from a talented designer would be really appreciated and there are several websites that sell high quality, yet affordable prints from emerging artists that are also signed by their creators.
When picking the print, you should think about the personality of the recipient. If you don’t really know him or her, you can go for a simple, classic concept. Modern prints that combine typography with abstract elements are a great idea, especially if you don’t know how your friend wants to decorate the house. However, if the house has already been decorated, you can look for a painting that matches its style. For example, minimalist home décor requires modern prints that include bright colours and abstract concepts. If you do your shopping online, you’ll have a wider array of options, because professional websites let you choose between different sizes.
City art paintings work best for your male friends who love living and having fun in the big city. But don’t worry, you won’t have to buy generic landscapes, because modern artists have reinvented the concept and you can find unique artworks that represent symbolic aspects of city life in an abstract way, by using geometrical shapes. If you want to buy a piece of art for a girl, then you can consider works that include flowers, butterflies and birds. Some artists even apply elements from nature by hand, such as leaves or flower petals, to give the print an original look.
Last, but not least, if the gift is for a couple who moved into a new house because they had or will have a baby and need more space, buying something for the baby’s room is the perfect choice. Children’s wall art is not so much represented by prints as it is by wall stickers, because they are really cute, come in many designs for boys and girls and are easy to remove and apply somewhere else. Dandelions, cartoon animals and fantasy creatures such as unicorns are the safest choice if you don’t know the gender of the child.