The team at Livingroom love art. We’re a creative bunch and we thought we should share our knowledge with you and inspire you to look closely at art for your home.
Beautiful art and photography can make a home - creating an ambience and sense of space that enhances a property. Done well, carefully chosen art will demonstrate a love and commitment to creating a warm, welcoming environment and that can have a big impact on anyone viewing your property.
You can use art to create individual identity. Your friend may have the same sofa as you but they’ll never have the same piece of original artwork. We all like to be different, it’s human nature. Beauty is, of course, in the eye of the beholder but even if people do not have your own personal taste they will see the effort put in to your home.
So just how does anyone decide what artwork to buy and where to put it?
There are no rules for buying artwork. When you buy original art you’re not only bringing its colours and textures into your space but its mood and message too. You’ve selected a piece you love and that’s the most important thing. Always trust your gut instinct and buy with your heart. You may move house so don’t just buy specifically for the home you live in now – buy for life.
Selecting an original artwork can be an incredible investment. Good quality work should always accrue in value and, if you hold on to the piece long enough, the artist may well become established or famous and your art work is then even more valuable than anticipated. We know of many times when people have bought from unknown or emerging artists and their timely investment has paid dividends.
A great piece of advice would be to buy from student artists. Livingroom’s sister company, based in Guernsey, called Soldstory and it hosts a few student artists. There is also end of year student shows throughout the UK and further afield and they’re a great way to spot talent.