If you're new to the world of art collecting, or if you're just looking for a new way to make your home more stylish, I've got some tips for you.
First, the most important thing is to start with a theme so that your collection doesn't become too cluttered. Second, it's best to focus on emerging artists who are at the beginning of their careers so that you can be part of their rise through the art world. Thirdly—and this is optional—consider using your collection as an investment in order to make money off of it later!
Work with a theme
When you are building a collection of artwork, it is best to choose a theme. This will help you focus your efforts and make sure that the pieces in your collection are cohesive.
- Choose a decor style. You can buy artwork that fits the overall feel of your home’s decor or buy pieces that stand out from what is already there.
- Buy all the same artist's work in one go if possible (this is called an “artist series”). If you have multiple works by one artist, they will look more cohesive than if you were to mix them up with paintings from different artists or genres within contemporary art.
- Buy works of art from the same time period (for example: modernism vs postmodernism) as it makes sense for these types of compositions and aesthetics to live together on walls rather than with older styles such as impressionism or realism which have completely different visual forms and moods associated with them even though they may be similar mediums like oil painting versus watercolor).
Buy from emerging artists
You can buy art from emerging artists. These are the people who are just starting out and have not yet been discovered by the masses. It's important to support these artists, because they need your help in order to grow as an artist and get their work out there! If you happen to know one of these emerging artists personally, then you should go ahead and buy some of their work! You'll be helping them out while simultaneously adding to your collection.
If you don't know any emerging artists personally but want to own some artwork for yourself anyway, don't fret—there are still ways for you to find great pieces without having met anyone first (although it's always nice when those two things coincide). For example: if there is an artist whose style matches yours perfectly or someone whose location happens to be near where yours currently resides (or even outside), then purchasing something from them would make sense since both parties involved will benefit from such an interaction."
Invest in a friend's artwork
One of the best ways to begin a collection is by investing in a friend's artwork. If you have friends who are artists, consider buying one of their pieces as a gift or to add to your own collection. This can be done at any stage of their career — whether they're just beginning or well established — and it will help them financially and emotionally.
It may even help with the logistics of getting your friend's work displayed if you offer up space in your home or art gallery for an exhibition!
Display your collection
A collection is only as good as its presentation. If you want to make your artwork look like the stunning array of artworks that it truly is, you have to display it in a way that's visually appealing and accessible to everyone. For starters, don't just stick all of your paintings on one wall—you'll end up with an unattractive mess of canvases in no time! Instead, use a grid system for displaying your work.
A grid system is simply a way of hanging artworks together on one wall so that they form an aesthetically pleasing whole without being too crowded or overwhelming. This can take some trial and error (and plenty of patience), so be prepared to rearrange everything again if the arrangement isn't quite right yet.
If this sounds like too much work for something as common as hanging up paintings on a wall, consider using another method instead: simply place each piece of artwork next to one another on tables or shelves throughout the house where anyone can see them at any time! This option also makes it easy for guests who visit often; they won't need help finding their favorite pieces anymore because they'll always be visible around them everywhere they go within reachable distance from any room doorways where visitors may enter into other parts outside those containing these collections themselves--no matter how big or small these collections might actually turn out being once completed over time.
Start your own art collection for great decor and to support artists
- Start small. It is better to have a few pieces of art than none at all.
- Buy what you like, not what others tell you to buy or what galleries suggest you should be interested in.
- Buy what you can afford and display, both now and in the future as your budget grows (or shrinks). If you love it but cannot afford it then save up for it or find another way to display it until later when finances permit.
- Buy only things that fit into your overall decorating scheme and lifestyle needs—things that will fill empty spaces or compliment existing collections or other artwork in your home space.
- Keep track of where every piece came from so that if something happens to one piece (it gets damaged), then others might need replacing as well so make sure all pieces complement each other so they flow together nicely when displayed together on a wall!
We hope this article has inspired you to start your own art collection. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles and themes, as well as different mediums. The most important thing is that you love the pieces in your collection and are proud of what it represents.