Just like house plants, art breathes life and character into a home! I knew that to make our new home feel homey and inviting, I had to focus on wall art in addition to furnishings. When I first began my search for art, I quickly realized that art. is. expensive. So in order to minimize the cost of curating a nice art collection, I decided up front to limit the cost of any one piece of art to fifty dollars. Yes. Just fifty dollars. This number was not based off anything really and was pretty arbitrary, but I wanted to stick with it. My self imposed art price limit automatically narrowed down my art search using a few very important factors:
1) No Original Art
Original art pieces were pretty much off the table. While I absolutely love original art works, they just did not fall under my $50 limit. Thus, I was focused on choosing from art prints (printed reproductions of original art). Though, sometimes I've gotten lucky and purchased original art pieces directly from local artists while traveling.