Everyone has their personal style when it comes to decorating their homes. When it comes to art, the pieces you choose to design your home can instantly change the entire aesthetic of a space. To many, purchasing art is a daunting thought. People worry about where to start, how to acquire a taste for art and the expense of owning an art collection. These are a few steps to ease the entire collecting process!
The expenses that come with building an art collection is one of the largest concerns people face when deliberating whether to begin collecting or not. To ensure that this factor does not create problems along the way, start with setting your budget. One of the best aspects of art is the variety - no matter how high or low your budget is, you will find many artworks that are suitable!
Once you've set your budget, it's time to start the research process! Having knowledge of what's available and tracking the trajectory of artists will give you a strong understanding of art and help you discover what kind of collector you want to be. Start researching with art publications that attract you and go from there!
This is the stage that most people worry about most when thinking about collecting. However, once you have set your budget and done your research, you are guaranteed to have an idea of where you would like to begin. Start with a single piece of art that has caught your eye and has an element of meaning and engagement with you personally. Once you've started with a single piece, you will be motivated to continue and remember to continue reaching out for advice and guidance. Most importantly, choose artworks that make you happy when you look at them, since they will be decorating your personal space, personal meaning and attraction is of utmost importance.
As your art collection grows, don't hesitate to contact curators and advisors that are within your network to ask for guidance, opinions and any additional information that you might want to know. Asking for help with building your collection is not something that only applies to your initial stages but continues throughout and even after your collection is complete. Never shy away from building relationships and receiving that second opinion!