The title of this post may sound like it’s going to be some long dissertation but actually, it could not be simpler. My best advice for creating a truly unique and personal home is this: buy original art.
If you’re a regular FTRB reader you know that I’m a huge art lover and that I’m somewhat of an evangelist when it comes to original artwork. There are so many talented people all over the world who are making great art at all price points, there’s just no reason to settle for soulless, mass-produced, ubiquitous pieces. Plus, you’re supporting artists and in my book, that’s huge.
For my post at Houzz this month, I rounded up twenty original paintings from Etsy.com, all under $200 and here are a few. I had a hard time limiting it to twenty because I could shop for art all day, everyday. I love it that much. You can get more details on these and see the rest of my picks here.
This is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what’s available so go online, visit local galleries and art fairs, dig around flea markets and junk shops and pick up some original art! Don’t buy the dining room one though because I want it! Kidding. Sort of.
Have a great weekend, everyone, see you Monday!