Creating an artful home with a collection of one-of-a-kind treasures makes a home an extension of yourself.
An art collection may consist of sculptures brought home from special journeys and collaborations created by your home’s little and big hands. Possibly included in this collection is a painting inherited from a grandparent or acquired at a local art auction. An art collection grows and changes with you, although sometimes it happens that something no longer quite represents the entire you. Perhaps you rebuild, or declutter and downsize, and your art collection needs a facelift.
This is an excellent time to venture out to local art galleries and custom framers. Your grandmother’s oil painting deserves new appreciation by way of a contemporary new frame. Your child’s set of drawings can be framed in similar frames and hung in a ‘gallery’ hallway. There are all types of frame choices with budget friendly solutions to give a collection new life.
It’s also an exciting challenge to have a blank wall in your home that needs something. Visiting your local public and commercial art galleries will help you to know what you really love and what size will best fit. Many people are visual thinkers. By stepping into art galleries and visiting community art shows, you can build a soft and gradual appreciation for an artist’s particular style, or find yourself in pure love, boldly and ecstatically, at first sight.