Creating your own home art collection is an enriching way to add personal style to your home. By selecting pieces that speak to your passions and stylistic preferences, you add value and comfort to the rooms of your home. The art you choose magically transforms an otherwise generic space into a personal expression of beauty. Building your home art collection doesn’t have to involve spectacular pieces seen in well-known museums around the world, although that is, of course, an option. You also don’t have to think about adorning your entire home in one fell swoop. You just have to select a style that speaks to you and create your beautiful collection one piece at a time. There are a few things to consider when putting your home art collection together that make the process more relevant and impactful to you.
Your Own Style
Perhaps the most important step in creating a home art collection is deciding what you like. It is critical to keep in mind that you have to live with it, so decide what types of art you like. Do like modern art? Impressionism? Surrealism? Thought-provoking? There is no wrong answer here. Just think about what you are instinctively drawn to.
Themes are Key
Choosing a theme for your home art collection will establish a sense of feel and flow throughout your home. Decide what kind of mood you want to set in your living space and go from there. Make sure you pick a theme that matches your current interior design and furniture. This enhances the beauty of your home and creates a welcoming and inviting environment.
The Wow Factor
Don’t be afraid to go big. Choose a large statement piece that you love and display it in a prominent area of your home. A sizable painting, sculpture, or photograph makes a big impression and draws you in. You can also choose to create a focal wall or area of your home with a collection of integrated smaller pieces. Just make sure you don’t place a large piece of art in a room and clutter the surrounding walls with other smaller pieces. Choose one large piece and perhaps a couple of other small pieces in other areas of the room.
When assembling your home art collection, don’t forget about the small spaces. Placing artwork in areas of your home that may not be frequented as often creates continuity of design. It’s easy to think about decorating your living room, family room, bedroom, and kitchen but bathrooms, hallways,
guest rooms, and studies should also boast beautiful works of art that tie into the more visible pieces. Your home may have oddly shaped corners or nooks that need some beautifying. The artwork placed in these areas tie the whole beautiful design together.
When considering placement possibilities for pieces in your home art collection, look for areas that may seem unimportant to the overall scheme of your decor. By placing artwork in these areas of your home, you not only allow for a better flow between rooms, but you also create the always-impressive element of surprise. Don’t forget about:
- Resting on the Floor Against the Wall
- Floating Shelves
- Unsuspecting locations
Off the Wall
When you think of creating a home art collection, your mind may automatically go to paintings and pictures to be hung on the wall. Art goes beyond the walls of your home. By choosing multi-dimensional artwork to add to your home, you create texture that ties in your two-dimensional artwork, your furniture, and your interior design. Large sculptures can be statement pieces but can also be placed in areas of your home that a painting just can’t go. When placing sculptures, table-top art, or even pieces that hang from the ceiling, you create an environment where art can be viewed from multiple angles. The sculptures and similar pieces you choose should be placed in areas that do not obstruct the flow of the room and should be placed for optimal viewing from all sides.