Your home is a reflection of your identity and is at the centre of your family life. It mirrors your values and personality, bringing joy and harmony into your everyday lives. Art has the power to transform any space and as human beings we are naturally drawn to creativity and innovation. By incorporating works of art into your home decor you are celebrating your own humanity and bringing life and expression into your daily life.
We know that many studies have been done on the effects of colour on our mental states and moods. Colours like red and orange create energized environments, while blues and greys provide tranquility and relaxing spaces. Artwork extends this functionality by providing a focal point in your room for both colour and mood. A lively piece of Art can stimulate energy and get you excited for the day ahead. Landscapes and softer abstract pieces can help you relax by providing a serene and contemplative space to end your day.
Artwork can also help us identify our emotions and provides us with a space where we can reflect upon ourselves and our experiences. Particular images or subject matter can connect with our emotions and help us reach back into our memories or plan out our futures. Incorporating artwork into your home helps keep your brain active and dynamic, instilling creativity into your daily routine.
Many artworks challenge us to think differently about the world around us. Whether they provoke questions about the environment, society, or our personal lives. Art asks us to stretch out our boundaries and encourages us to contemplate our growth as human beings. Conversations around a piece of art in your home can spark new ideas and create new connections with your guests.
Art is a reminder to think critically about the world. Having an artwork in your home inspires inquisitive minds and encourages us to take risks and be creative.
As we mentioned earlier, your home is a reflection of you and your values - and so is your home aesthetic. Often an art piece completes a space by complimenting the overall aesthetic of the room. It can also inspire and give you direction in creating a new space. A wonderful vibrant painting or sculptural piece can give you a starting point from which to initiate your design or colour palette.
By supporting artists through purchasing their work you are also guaranteeing the future of the Arts community at large. Artists make their living by selling their work and galleries can help introduce you to the vast world of established and emerging artists.
Additionally, many pieces of art appreciate in value over time, making art collecting not only meaningful but a great investment opportunity. Talking to a qualified curator can help you make informed decisions about what work to purchase when buying for investment purposes.
There are many reasons to have artwork in your home and these are only a few. Overall, having artwork in your home can transform your environment into a hub of innovation and creativity, filling your space with meaningful value and personality.
Works in order of appearance
Jennifer Mohr, Deer Path, Acrylic on Canvas
Rande Cook, Nature Panel, Acrylic and Cedar
Reg Cartwright (Collectors own), Still life
Antique Door with Mirror (Collectors Own)
Written by Shelby Richardson