You have just bought a luxury home and now it is time to start thinking about the decor. You are wondering how can you transform this prime real estate into a bespoke, personalised signature home that screams elegance and class. With a look that will be envied and talked about by guests, family and friends. Whilst custom furniture and luxury ornaments is a great way to start. If you really want to show off your character and style, then the art you buy and place on your walls is as important as the suit you wear to a meeting or the watch you wear to a dinner party. Let me explain why.
Art is subjective, the art piece you buy will speak volumes of your taste and character. The same person who hangs a Jean-Michel Basquiat will most likely not own neoclassical artwork. Therefore will make him viewed as a contemporary and modern man rather than the old fashioned type. In comparison the individual who buys and hangs African artwork would seem more cultured and so on. Buying large paintings that cover mass wall space portrays an image that the owner is larger than life, confident, outspoken and even passionate. Whilst smaller artworks may reveal your character to be intimate and subtle.
Bright colours and vivid drawings will say you are flamboyant. Expressionist and abstract artwork will show you are a deep thinker. Hence why your art collection and what you choose to display will do the talking for you, and guests will have an impression about you before you even begin to speak. Think of it as picking up your date in a Mercedes S-class chauffeur. Hosting dinner parties will become golden networking opportunities and the perfect place to show off.
You should always avoid decorative art. This is generic art used to fill wall space and nothing else. Without taking anything away for the artists, its the type of art that goes unnoticed and is literally displayed just for the sake of it. If you want to make a real impression however, like everyone should, then what you want is collectable work. The type of artwork that guests will stop and stare at, ask questions, research and take pictures of. Finding these artworks does not have to be difficult, and they don’t have to be expensive. Rather, enough research and the right contacts will get you in front of the right pieces. Make sure you have a good art advisor. If not, browse gallery’s and online art platforms. Ask peers who are in art circles and explore.