The Enduring Benefits of Owning Art

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In an age where home aesthetics are as much a reflection of personal style as they are an expression of individuality, the role of art in interior design cannot be overstated. Beyond mere decoration, owning art offers a plethora of benefits that extend far beyond the visual realm, enriching our lives in myriad ways.

Personal Expression and Identity

Art serves as a powerful form of self-expression, allowing homeowners to curate spaces that reflect their personalities, interests, and values. Whether it’s a quirky figurative work by Todd White to inject some humour or a dramatic landscape painting by the likes of Theodore Major or Barry Hilton, the art we choose to display speaks volumes about who we are and what we hold dear.  Unlike a space curated by a third party such as an interior designer, a self curated space much more accurately represents the personality of the homeowner.

Inspiration and Creativity

Surrounding oneself with art can ignite creativity and stimulate the imagination. From the vibrant colours of a lively painting to the intricate details of a finely crafted sculpture, each piece has the potential to inspire new ideas and perspectives. Living with art encourages us to think outside the box and approach life with a fresh sense of creativity whilst also stimulating the creative minds of younger viewers and opening them up to a world of possibilities.

Emotional Well-being

Art has the remarkable ability to evoke emotions and ignite a sense of joy, tranquility, or introspection. Not only has the creation of art been used for decades as a form of therapy, but the viewing of such work can equally have healing effects. We often meet collectors in the gallery who connect with a piece of work which draws out an emotional response, often unexpected but regularly stirring emotions in the viewer which are otherwise untapped. Whether it’s the uplifting energy of a cheerful piece or the calming presence of a serene landscape, art has a profound impact on our mood and emotional well-being. Coming home to a space adorned with art can provide a much-needed respite from the stresses of daily life, fostering a sense of peace and contentment.

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Anna Razumovskaya art

Conversation Starter and Social Connection

Art has a unique ability to spark conversations and forge connections between people. Whether hosting friends and family or welcoming guests into our homes, the art we choose to display can serve as a captivating focal point and an icebreaker for meaningful discussions. The initial visual impact of a piece of art can inspire debate and conversation and also the stories behind the work or even the artist’s background can likewise stimulate meaningful exchanges. Sharing our passion for art with others allows us to connect on a deeper level and create lasting memories together.

Investment and Legacy

Beyond it’s aesthetic and emotional value, art can also be a savvy investment with the potential for long-term appreciation. While not all art may skyrocket in value, collecting pieces from emerging artists or established masters can provide both financial returns and a sense of legacy. Whether it is a deceased artist whose work remains in demand, such as L S Lowry, or a new artist embarking upon the early stages of their career, the financial growth can be remarkable.  Artprice have recently focused on the top 100 bluechip artists and have concluded a financial out performance of these artists against the S&P500 of 250% since the year 2000, quite a gain whilst owning and enjoying the asset.

Passing down cherished artworks through generations can certainly be financially beneficial and ensures that their beauty and significance endure, leaving a lasting impact for years to come.

Original Oil on Canvas Painting by L S Lowry

Cultural Enrichment

Owning art at home exposes us to diverse cultures, perspectives, and artistic movements from around the world. Whether it’s a traditional piece steeped in history or a contemporary work pushing the boundaries of artistic expression, each artwork offers a window into different cultures and epochs. What can we learn about our evolving society by contrasting the art of the generations, from the pre-Raphaelites through the Impressionists to today’s street and installation artists?   By surrounding ourselves with art from various traditions, we enrich our understanding of the world and cultivate a more inclusive worldview.


In a world filled with mass-produced decor and fleeting trends, owning art at home offers a timeless alternative that transcends the ordinary. From its ability to inspire creativity and evoke emotions to its potential as a wise investment and a catalyst for cultural enrichment, art enriches our lives in countless ways. By curating spaces that reflect our unique tastes and passions, we not only enhance our living environments but also nurture our souls.