Your choice of painting to buy will depend firstly on the answer to the following question ;
- Why am I buying this work? Is it an investment, is it to hang in my home or a combination of both things.
The answer to this question will then determine the strategy that it would be best to follow in the choosing of your painting. There are different things that you will want to take into consideration. This post is going to look at things to think about when buying for your home.
The objects we surround ourselves with in our living environment say something about who we are and what is important in our lives. Do you just stick something on the wall merely because it goes with the decor and then forget about it, thereby by choosing by default, or do you have an active and aware role in selecting those things you live with?
What does this have to do with choosing a painting you may ask? Well it’s actually all about quantum physics. Take a look at these three pictures and be aware as you look at them of how they make you feel.
Would you want them in your living room or bedroom?
We live in a universe that is characterized by the fact that everything in existence has its own unique vibration including ourselves. We are affected by these vibrations at a subtle level, so things like colour or images, may change the way we feel.
When evaluating an art piece you intend to live with, the first thing to consider is how it makes you feel, not whether it fits with the décor, it’s a great bargain, or a fantastic investment. If you use this criteria it’s hard to go wrong really. Of course the piece still needs to work with your décor, but your purchase is much more likely to have an on going positive effect in your life if you take these thoughts into consideration.
At the risk of stating the obvious, I would add that what you are looking for is positive connection. We can of course feel connected to something in a negative way, and that is not going to be the best thing to live with on a daily basis.
So take a look at what you are living with now; pictures, furniture, plants, wall colours, people (just kidding LOL) etc. and design your life for harmony, by creating your ideal environment. How do you want to feel and does the art piece you are considering buying fit that criteria? If it doesn’t you might be advised to consider something else.