Turn a house into a home with art!
You spend time and money to get the right furniture, appliances and fixtures to make your home exactly the way you want it. Even if it happens over time, turning an empty house into a home takes effort and love. But are you overlooking one important item?
Having art in your home has many benefits, both aesthetic and emotional. So how do you go about choosing the right artwork for your home?
Start with something you like
Some people believe that they need to “know” about art to bring it into their lives. Collecting art isn’t a mysterious skill possessed by a small group of individuals. You don’t need a deep knowledge of light and dark or composition to appreciate a painting. One of the motivators that drives artists to create is the reaction that it evokes in the viewer. Choose work that appeals to you and elicits an emotional connection.
Can you afford it?
It goes without saying that if you plan to purchase art, you shouldn’t have to break the bank to do so. If you find artwork you love that’s beyond your price range, don’t be afraid to ask if there are prints available. Artists sometimes sell high quality copies of paintings as a lower cost option for viewers who love their art. Alternatively, you can choose a smaller painting by that artist if having an original painting appeals to you.
Commission a painting
While this might seem like an expensive proposition, there’s nothing like having a truly unique piece of artwork that was created just for you. A commissioned painting can become an heirloom for future generations, making it more than just a decoration piece in your home.
Connect with artists
Sometimes, knowing the stories behind artwork can cast a new light on them, helping you to connect with them in a special way. Knowing the artist who created the work can also help you decide to purchase a particular piece. Get to know the artist behind the artwork and that can help you make the right choice for your space.
Check online and in person
Many artists have their work available online, but there’s no substitute for seeing art in person. When doing your search, don’t forget galleries, cafes and art shows. You can even turn your art search into family time and enjoy the process.
Adding art to your home has many benefits and is easier than you think. Start looking around until you find the right art for you and your family.