When designing your ideal home, whether it is a current fantasy or reality, the first thing you probably think about is wall color and furniture. The last thing you probably think about is the art, if any, that is going up on the walls. However, when discussing what makes your home unique and not just another pinterest house, the art you buy and display in your home is what will distinguish it from the rest. The following are more reasons why you should consider buying art for your home:
- Art is aesthetically pleasing
This is perhaps the most obvious reason to own art – it is simply enjoyable to look at. Having a piece of art in your home can liven up an otherwise lackluster room and is an easy way to incorporate color and texture.
- Art can be a conversation-starter
Whether your piece of art is a still life or life-sized sculpture, it can be a great conversation-starter for when you have guests over. Conversations can range from the superficial, such as where you obtained it, to the deeper, thought-provoking conversations, such as ones about interpretation and meaning.
- Art makes us think
Though this certainly pertains to abstract art, it can apply to a still life, photograph, and three-dimensional art as well. Art takes us away from the immediacy of ourselves and makes us think about the outside world. Sometimes, when you like a piece of art, it is not always apparent why. That instinctual connection is something you can ponder over.
- Art connects us
Especially in regards to original artwork, art connects us to one another. It may be the one item in your entire home that was created by another human rather than by a machine or assembly line. Art will add a human touch to your space.
- Art can be enjoyed by everybody
Art isn’t just for the adults that purchase them. They can be enjoyed by children as well. Furthermore, by having art around children, it can cause them to be more introspective and analytical.
- Art can be a status symbol
Though this is completely personal preference, art can be a status symbol like a house, car, etc. Especially since owning an original piece of fine art is not a necessity, if you are so inclined, it can be used to represent success.
- Art is a unique form of expression
While is particularly true with original works of art, it can pertain to duplicates as well. For example, someone may have the same painting you do, but it is highly unlikely that they will have the exact collection you do. This distinguishes itself from popular furniture collections. Art helps you express your individual style even if you are not an artist yourself.
- Art is easy to maintain
Aside from some light dusting, art doesn’t require much maintenance. Additionally, unlike heavy furniture, simply moving old pieces of art around can create a new feel to a room.
From the superficial to the existential, there are many reasons why art exists in the world today. As seen from this list, owning and having art in your home can provide you with a wealth of benefits.