4 Reasons Why Original Artwork Will Make Your Home Special
Nothing makes a room feel warmer and infused with personality like original artwork. If you want to fill your walls with arrangements of art that look gorgeous, here are some tips to get you started.
Art Makes All The Difference
While many people like to move their furniture around to keep rooms feeling fresh, other people like to collect original pieces of artwork. It can be such fun experimenting with new groupings, pairing pieces, and moving them around.
In fact, we’d like to argue that artwork makes the biggest difference when you are attempting to turn a house into a home.
Why Buy Art?
Whether you’re thinking of becoming an art collector or just want to experiment with one or two pieces, you need to identify why you want to buy original pieces of art.
- It’s An Investment
Despite the great feeling you get when supporting independent artists – very possibly someone you know – and how a piece can contribute to the mood of a room, art is a great investment.
Just like a stunning Persian rug, art can last a life time, or even longer if you bequeath it to friends and family. What’s more, if you buy artwork from a mid-level or emerging artist, you could enjoy a significant increase in the value of the piece in years to come.
- Emotional and Aesthetic Responses
There are less economic reasons for purchasing original art pieces. A lot of collectors purchase art based on their own emotional and aesthetic responses to the artwork as well as the personal value that they feel it carries. Essentially, they buy it because they fall in love with it.
- Art Can Set The Mood Of A Room
The act of purchasing artwork is very personal. Collectors buy pieces that they want to have for themselves, but also to share with their nearest and dearest. It’s important to keep in mind that art can be so much more than an aesthetically pleasing possession. Art can completely change the feeling of a room, keep the memory of a place or time alive, start a conversation, or inspire creativity in those who view it.
- Decorative Effect
One of the most common reasons people buy artwork is to decorate their home. While some people are content decorating their walls with wall decorations or mass-produced posters, others feel that original artwork adds loads more character to their living space.
Did you know that original artwork has even been proven to make a difference in people’s productivity when placed in their workplace?
Designing a space with original art ensures that it is one-of-a-kind and highly personal. It’s one of the best ways to add your personality to a room.
How To Buy Art
If you’re a first time buyer, interested in original pieces for emotional connections and decoration, you’ll need to know how to go about buying art.
What Kind Of Art Should You Buy?
You don’t need to go out and get a PhD in art history to figure out the type of artwork you want to buy. But it is a good idea to get a basic understanding of different periods of art, different types of mediums, and the contemporary artistic styles out there.
The best way to get a sense of the kind of artwork that speaks to you best is to visit museums, studios, and galleries to get a feeling for the different types of work. Once you’ve started developing your own artistic tastes, you’ll have conquered what many think of as the most difficult part of buying art.
Visiting studios and galleries is actually a two-fold act: you get to learn more about your own artistic taste and you can use this opportunity to create relationships with artists and gallerists.
It’s Okay To Mix Things Up
When it comes to decorating your home, it’s okay to mix and match different media, but try to keep some consistency in order to keep the room coherent. For instance, you could try matching artwork by theme or color.
It can be just as important to match your artwork with your furniture and décor. Try to match the shades evident in the artwork with shades in your rugs. Having an incredibly vibrant abstract over a really loud patterned sofa and rug could be a disastrous mistake.
If you have an original piece of artwork you’ve been wanting to hang, take a look at our range of rugs that could complement your piece. Take a look at Plush Rugs’ online store today.