Photo Art Street Scene by Doug Johnson
#2 in a series "Art Purchase and Enjoyment Guidelines"
It is difficult in today’s internet environment to avoid being bombarded with directions from so-called home decorating gurus who seem to regard your home as a pure design project. Typically we are presented with such statements as:
“Nothing does more for a space than filling the walls with artwork, prints, and posters. Choose a selection of artwork and prints in complementary colours and themes; think nature photography, paintings, concert posters, favourite quotes, etc.”
“You can purchase incredibly cheap prints of famous paintings online, making it easy to add lots of art to your home.”
Nonsense! Very shortly you will be thinking “Why is this room so boring?” Or "I don't know how to bring it to life."
Sadly, acquiring original art is rarely mentioned as the main element in designing your space.
All the people I know whose homes are greatly admired have been adding and changing the art on their walls and surfaces for years. They did not make a decision one day that they were going to go out and buy art for their home. They regarded art acquisition as an ongoing project.
Not only that, the vast majority of the art that they acquired was original art – art that was totally unique and they owned the only piece. They avoided limited edition prints, copies, home décor products, etc.
In our opinion – your home should be a place for viewing and personal pleasure reflecting who you are and what makes you happy.
Original art is what makes it work.0