Although many people will admit to enjoying art, decidedly fewer will seriously consider purchasing original art to display in their home. There may be several reasons they choose not to, but let’s look at some reasons to take the plunge and purchase original art, or even start a collection in your home! Although a mass-produced print or photograph may be easy to locate and affordable, an original work of art is something you invest in, providing years of enjoyment, and even something you may pass on to future generations! Here are some of the top ten reasons to purchase art for display in your home:

1. Original Art Brings Life to a Space

You have heard the old saying about a house is not a “home” without love. Artwork can do the same for your abode. When displayed in your home, original art can change the feeling one experiences in that room, making it more comforting and personal. Some say art humanizes the space, giving it character. Artwork hung on the wall or displayed on a shelf makes your space unique, as a viewer sees something not found anywhere else.

2. Original Art Reflects Your Personality

Let’s face it; you choose art that echoes your sentiment. The art you display may tell a story: either about the purchase experience, the places you may have visited in the search for that piece, or as a representation of somewhere special you have been. If you live in a rental, you can take that feeling and move it anywhere, transforming that house or apartment into your personal space. This allows you to turn any place you live into a representation of you.

3. Original Art Creates Focal Points in a Space

You can improve any awkward or oversized room with a dramatic piece of original art. Draw attention away from unattractive aspects of a space, like drab colors or ugly furniture in a furnished apartment, with a vibrant painting or sculpture.

4. Original Art Inspires a Feeling in a Room

Rooms have specific purposes in the home, and art can endorse the meaning in the room. For example, a bedroom is a haven for sleeping, so you can choose pieces which are soothing and encourage relaxation. A child’s room can be filled with works which incite learning, discovery, and whimsy. Kitchens and dining rooms are intended for visiting and working together. Pieces which do not take center stage, but encourage a feeling of togetherness would support that atmosphere.

5. Handmade Art Showcases the Full Personalities Found in a Home

Unique, varied works of original art represent the varieties of personalities found in a family. You can also showcase sides of your personality, with pieces which represent love and tenderness, as well as a daring and inquisitive side with bold pieces that speak differently. A home broken into different rooms allows you to express all those sides of yourself (and your family), as you can create unique spaces in one location.

6. Artwork Inspires Family Members (to Exhibit their Own)

Art inspires creativity in viewers. Displaying imaginative pieces may motive family members to try their own hand at painting, drawing, or photography. Your own children likely have produced a variety of creative pieces which may be waiting to be displayed. Why not exhibit them like your professional works? Who knows; you may have an artist in your midst!

7. Original Art Stimulates Conversations

A piece of work considered edgy or abstract sparks conversations between viewers, sharing what the piece means to them. Certain scenes or images contained within pieces may lead friends and family to share feelings generated by the artist’s expression and own experience.

8. Art Reminds Owners of Places They Have Travelled

More than just the journey to find the artwork, the exact location or scenario contained in the work may bring memories to the collectors of events which have occurred. A painting from Paris may remind the owner of a magical trip taken on a honeymoon or cultural voyage.

9. Original Art Supports Individuals

There is a reason for the term “starving artist’; original art is often labor-intensive, and skilled artists simply don’t earn much for large amount of time, materials, and creativity which goes into their efforts. It often takes years of effort and their own dedication to marketing their works. If you are drawn to art created in less affluent parts of the world, the income is even less. By purchasing works from struggling communities and lesser known cultures, the art you bring back may benefit their economies, increasing tourism by inspiring others to visit and discover the unique talents found therein.

10. Original Art is a Source of Pride for the Owner

This fact cannot be overlooked. Many budding collectors have hesitated to purchase works of art due to the sheer cost and steps involved. Owning an art collection is often seen as a mark of wealth or status, which can be intimidating to some and a driving force behind the process of collecting to others. You do not have to compete with professional collectors or spend five figures to discover pieces of original art which reflect your own personal taste!

There are many reasons to purchase original art, and as you can see, you need not be an expert or wealthy to fill your home with art. Trust in your taste and search for pieces which fit your style and budget, and enjoy a life filled with art! At Sybaris Collection, we show you unique and inspiring artwork discovered around the world, by both emerging and established artists. Let us help you cultivate your taste and find treasures that speak to you, no matter your style, genre or medium.