Buy Happy Artwork or Investment Artwork?

Julie's Jive - Morning Sunrise Sky Picture, Abstract Photography
Julie's Jive - Morning Sunrise Sky Picture, Abstract Photography

Ever walked into a room and it just felt good? Not just perfectly arranged or beautifully styled, but something more

Art has the power to do that and it often isn’t related to the price.

Yes, you can definitely buy a piece of art from an up-and-coming artist and trust in your taste and cross your fingers that one day you can resell it at a Sotheby’s auction for 10x the price.

But I guess it really depends on what your goals are.

Do you want to buy art that doesn’t have a lot of meaning to you in the hopes you can cash in on it in the future? Or do you want to surround yourself with happy artwork that makes you feel good?

My case for collecting happy artwork

For me, art is decor. I choose it because it complements our home and makes me feel the way I want to feel. Happy, relaxed, and SEEN. My art collection is an investment in my own wellbeing.

I’m very influenced by my surroundings. A cluttered space stresses me out, and makes me feel overwhelmed and agitated.

Having art I connect with makes our home feel like ME and inspires me to be the best version of myself. It helps me feel confident and at ease when we have guests because my collection reflects me, and I’m not worried they’ll recognize it from a local big box store.

Hanging happy artwork makes our home feel finished and beautifully styled, but still a comfortable place to be.

It’s luxurious.

Mystic Port - Hamilton Beach Landscape Photograph

And it’s not just me. Here’s how having the right artwork makes my collectors feel:

“Amazing intriguing art. Such a evocative piece of art. It is ethereal and somehow comforting.”

~ Karen

“Peaceful! Beautiful colours! Elegant abstract beach picture. Makes me feel relaxed!

~ Ana

“I fell in love with this beautiful shot because of its tranquility. It takes me where I truly want to be.

~ Deborah

How does your art make you feel? How do you want it to make you feel? I want to hear all about it in the comments!

In my next post I’ll be talking about which size art will work for your space.

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