Quality over Quantity
- Investing in an original can be pricy but it is a long term investment. Filling your new place with junk store artwork is may be cost effective but it will not be worth anything in the future. Most cheap artwork is also not made with the best material ... don't cut Quality for Quantity.
Make a realistic budget
- All new adults must create a budget to stay on track. Art should be a part of your monthly savings if you are looking to make your space beautiful and a reflection of yourself.
Buy what you love
- Art is self expression. Art is valuable to the one who chooses each piece and building a collection should be a slow and thoughtful process. Stay away from trends because you may not love those neon glowsticks you rave with forever.
Aim for valued work
- Once your funds are aligned you can focus on finding not only something you love but something that will appreciate in value over time. Remember artwork is an asset you can pass down to your future family.
- There are many beautifully hand made works of art that are not a typical oil painting. Sculpture large or small is a wonderful classy addition to any collection.
Take your time developing your style in artwork. Your collection will develop with you and you will se your own tastes change over time.