If you are a real art lover you understand how vital it is to have art in your own home! Art is a key piece of furniture for many many reasons although sometimes it is put on the back burner in comparison to other home décor items we tend to buy. We have put together a list dedicated to the importance of art!
Here are 10 reasons why you should invest in some art!
1. Art Creates Mood
Brain scans have revealed that looking at works of art trigger a surge of dopamine into the same area of the brain that registers desire, pleasure, and romantic love. Romantic, sublime landscapes provoke contemplation of nature and purity. Such works then create a mood of peace and are good for relaxation rooms such as the bedroom.
2. Art Adds Personal Character to our home
We all love to express ourselves, be it through clothing, accessories, social media – the list goes on! Art in the home is a perfect way to express your artistic and aesthetic interests in a way different from most.
3. Art creates memories
Buying real art is an experience. For whatever reason, you were drawn to a specific piece (or multiple). You may have seen it at a show opening, had a nice trip to the ice cream shop beforehand. Whatever happened leading up to/during/after the purchase of a meaningful artwork will be remembered every time you see it.
4. Art Provides a Color Palette
When rooms have a lot of colors, or many shades of the same color, it can be hard to figure out how to tie everything together. A work of art is a beautiful, meaningful way to tie everything together and create a general focal point.
5. Art Makes a Room Feel Finished
When walls are empty, a room does not necessarily look bad, but by no means does it look finished. Rooms with empty walls are functional rooms in a house. Rooms with artwork are the most comfortable rooms in a home.
This one is simple – in rooms with no art, artistic expression is lacking and therefore the need and want for creativity is not very prominent. On the opposite end of the spectrum, handcrafted art fosters creativity, expression, artistic inspiration. This is particularly important in homes with children as being surrounded by artwork will allow creative thinking.
7. Art Is a Conversation Starter
As mentioned in reason 2, hanging art in your home is a way of expressing oneself. That being said, guests will always be curious about the choice of artwork, the story, have questions about the artist, etc. It is a way to show off your art collection while having passionate conversations with house guests no matter what room in the house you happen to be in!
8. Buying Art Supports Art Education
One of the most important things about buyingartwork is that you are supporting art education in a world that has forgotten how important it is to our lives. Each time you have a look at a work in your home, it provides a feel-good emotion that filters in all areas of your life. Supporting art and art education is just another wonderful way of expressing our values.
9. Art Keeps the Brain Active
Art is very conceptual, artists use it as a medium to express personal thought, political or social issues, and to make us as viewers think. Some people do quizzes or crossword puzzles to keep their brain active, but another way to do so is to own beautiful artworks, to just sit, look, and think!
10. Art is Relaxing
In a busy, fast-paced world that demands speed and productivity, home should be a place of relaxation. Coming home from a busy day at work to sit on your couch and stare at a TV or a blank wall is not as recharging or relaxing as enjoying an artwork purchased with the means to create a positive mood.