My best advice for buying art in what ever form, is pretty simple. Buy what you love. I f you buy what truly speaks to your heart ,with a little bit of rhyme or reason, you cannot go wrong.
|Living Room Vintage French Posters|
Number one, come up with a plan of subject and subject placement. For me, I decided on all of my likes. The theme, on a whole, vintage France and travel. I began with my love of antique French posters. I have them in the living room. Most of them have a theatrical or entertainment theme. Exactly what takes place in this particular room. My dining room, adjoined to the living room by an archway carries my antique French theme with framed vintage French menus.. The food related art subject is a bit self explanatory , but happily makes sense for the subject matter of the room .The color pallet~ Warm, earthy, friendly colors…lots of warm greens, muted reds, golds and cream. All of these colors are somewhat worn and relaxed and almost feel like comfortable faded jeans in color depth.
|Dining Room Vintage French Menu's|
Moving into my family room, I kept the color pallet, and somewhat of the theme,with the artists being French. From the vegetables and food related art pieces in the kitchen, my family room naturally flows from edible plant life to botanical plant and garden life with similar styles and colors for a smooth transition.
Finally, I manage to work in some black and white photography as part of my wall decor in my guest bathroom. Although the medium has changed, my subject is still in the same subject matter. My subjects time frame of France,( The Eiffel Tower was built around the same time frame as my vintage posters were created.) as well as location of origin (France) remains consistent~Thus the continuity remains. If you look back at most of my selections, green was the constant anchor color and helped to unify, and keep the eye flowing from piece to piece.
Remember, buy what you love and have a a plan. If you already own somewhat of a collection, start off from it, and expand from there. The right piece for your collection is always worth the wait so do not purchase for the sake of filling a space. Take your time to find the perfect piece that really means something to you. The love you have for your art piece subject matter will be apparent as soon as your collection begins to evolve. Half the fun is in the search. The perfect find is the reward. ~ Nadia