If you’ve ever found yourself staring at your blank walls wondering where to start, or if you have countless nail holes filling the space from all your previous attempts, you’re in luck. Art.com just released two super cool augmented reality features (available now in iOS and coming soon to Android) on its app that make purchasing and hanging art much less of a leap of faith, and a lot more fun.
The first feature, ArtView, allows you to see one of Art.com’s two million works of art on your very own walls. Using your phone, the app lets you adjust the framing and size options to see how it might look best. The second, Gallery Wall Designer, lets you see a whole collection of pieces morphed into an oh-so-popular gallery wall in your own space. (That means no more having your roommate hold multiple pieces with her hands, mouth, and feet so you can get an idea of what things might look like.) “Art.com wants to make the experience of discovering, enjoying, and purchasing art simple and delightful,” Christine Fernandez, chief experience officer at Art.com, tells Brit + Co.
Fernandez says one of the biggest benefits of these new functionalities is that it gives people the ability to reenergize their space while exerting minimal effort. “We know many people are hesitant to put holes in their walls, but the ability to preview the art in place before you even buy can help minimize that anxiety. The Art.com app can make people confident that they’ve chosen the right piece for the right place.”
It also makes choosing art less intimidating, and will allow more people to play around with new pieces and transitional or seasonal decor for their spaces, Fernandez says.
Intrigued? Just download the Art.com app to get started. You have nothing to lose but your empty wall space.
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