Most of us live in homes that include family members of all ages and temperament. Not only do our family members have different tastes, these tastes change over time.
However, art, like music and literature, is a great source of enjoyment over everyone’s life span so why not include all the family members in choosing art for your home? Sure, their taste is not always what your taste is but art has a way of levelling the playing field in that original art always tells a story – and that story can vary for each member of a family.
Now you can’t just hand out a fistful of cash to your teenager and say “go out and buy what you want” – there has to be some collaboration and consultation. But in the final analysis it is their decision once you have put your 2 cents worth in. You may be pleasantly surprised at what they buy.
In the worst case scenario – the item may end up in their room, hidden away!0