Decorating your home is what makes it yours. It is your stamp. Wall décor is an important part of it. Some of your wall space is likely to be decorated with personal photos, but the final piece of the décor puzzle is the wall art, and it doesn’t have to be expensive. Not only because art can be anything. It can be a specific type.
Three of the most popular types of wall art
Fine art is defined as unique works of art. Despite this, some are still mass produced, to an extent. The difference between fine art and commercial mass-produced works of art is that in fine art, the artist is involved in the reproduction process. They may limit the number of prints and perhaps hand sign each piece, or they could be supervising the reproduction process, authorising a partner business to oversee the production run or have their input over which paper is used, or even what ink is used.
Fine art has commercial value and artistic value, whereas commercial art has aesthetic value only. This is a distinction that needs to be made by collectors of fine art.
Commercial art is collected by some people, and is created for sales, but not the sale of the art itself, rather the product or service it is promoting. These are advertising pieces. This category includes product packaging, in particular, vintage packaging, movie posters, record (LP) sleeves, illustrations, and any type of advertising in print that someone finds to have aesthetic value.
Professional art prints or paintings
Some artists use the term “hobbyist” loosely to define what it is they do. A hobbyist artist does not mean they are amateur. Just that they create art as a hobby, often selling it to create a side income but they do it mainly for leisure, rather than a business. Hobby artists have a backup plan. Usually a career. A professional artist has no backup plan. What they have is a portfolio and they pursue their art career as their primary means of income.
Works of art by established professional artists are often worth more. Emerging artists are at the more accessible price points. If you plan to invest in art to adorn your walls with the potential for it to increase in value, emerging artists are where most people start. Each artist will have their own style of art, such as contemporary art, geometric, abstract, minimalist, landscape, nature, wildlife, pop art, portraits or still life prints.
The type of art, whether created by a hobbyist or a professional is where you can find the type that fits with your personality, interests, and taste to put your mark on your walls to make your home your own.
With a blend of family photos and some unique wall art, you can strike a good balance of personal, and meaningful décor that can truly transform how you feel as you walk around your home and enjoy the time spent in any of your rooms.