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Originally Posted On: https://ourculturemag.com/2020/10/27/the-benefits-of-having-art-in-your-home/
Art is, of course, beautiful to look at. Whether you love contemporary paintings or something more traditional, or whether you prefer sculpture or murals or any other type of art, there is something extraordinary about it that can speak to a person’s emotions and really allow for true personalities to shine through. Yet there are more reasons than just the fact that it looks good to have art in your home. Read on to find out more.
Art Is Good For Mental Health
It might sound like something of a generalization to say that art is good for mental health, but it does hold true even so. Over 400 million people worldwide have some form of mental health issue, and many find that art is the ideal therapy for them. It calms them, stops them from focusing on their anxieties, and it allows them to express their thoughts, either consciously or subconsciously. Putting your own art up on the walls of your home is a great reminder, then, of who you are and how far you have some.
It doesn’t have to be your own art, either. If you find romantic original fine art by Hilary J. England is something that makes you smile, or you like the works of Van Gogh, or perhaps Monet, and they cause you to stop and reflect, or even make you genuinely happy as you move through your home, why not have them there? It could help you find peace and ground you if you need it.
Art Can Be An Investment
Another reason to have art in your home is the investment aspect. Depending on the artist and the subject matter, something you buy today for a fair price could become much more valuable in the future. If the artist in question becomes more popular or wins a prestigious prize, for example, any of their early works, the art they created before they became more well-known, will leap in value.
You might not want to sell it, and that’s your choice, but if you do, you could make a lot of money, and one piece of art could help you retire early, buy a property, or simply have a fantastic vacation, depending on the profit you make.
It’s not always possible to tell which artist is going to be ‘the next big thing’ so buying art solely as an investment won’t always work out – it should be something you enjoy looking at as well.
Art Is Personal
If you adore a particular artist’s works and have their art in your home, you are showing your own personality. You are letting anyone who comes to your home know what you like and giving them a little more insight into exactly who you are.
Not only that, but you are injecting personality into your home itself. Moving in somewhere and having blank walls staring back at you is difficult, and everyone wants to make their property into their home as soon as they can. Adding art to the walls is a quick way to do this, and it will make you feel comfortable in no time.