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5 Things to Consider When Starting an Art Collection for Your Home

Chassity Evans of Look Linger Love Shares 5 Quick Tips to Starting a Collection You'll Cherish
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Chassity Evans of Look Linger Love shares her 5 tips to consider when starting an art collection
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Bedroom vignette with affordable art from Etsy | waitingonmartha.comI’ve started to develop a love affair with art.  With a Gray Malin piece and my first piece of original abstract art to my name, my interest in an art collection has only grown. But with my enthusiasm to purchase new art, I’ve also come to realize that an art collection can quickly become expensive (maybe an understatement) and the whole process can be a bit intimidating. 

So many stunning interiors make a case for great art, and my favorite part is that many show us how easily you can balance the high-and-low when it comes to original pieces and prints.  Thanks to my favorite bloggers and of course Pinterest, I’ve discovered new artists near and far, and many on affordable sites like Minted and Etsy.  A great source of art inspiration for me personally is Chassity Evans.  She’s the voice behind the popular lifestyle blog Look Linger Love (and one of my favorite daily reads). I knew Chassity would be a great person to tap for a little insight on what to consider when starting your own art collection in the home.  Catch her easy tips below, and tell me your favorite sources for great art!  Cheers, Kat 

1. Collect what you love. I’ve always been drawn to drawings of the female body and my collection shows it.

2. Get your kids interested in art! Last summer I was looking for a large piece for my son Fletcher’s bedroom. I narrowed down a few favorite pieces and then let him choose the one he liked best. He feels pride in this piece now and knows that his opinion matters.

3. Think outside the box (or canvas) for your collection. I own a scarf by my friend and artist Raven Roxanne. It’s a print of one of her nude ladies paintings. Great to wear now and frame later.

4. Find a framer you love and trust and aim for a diverse collection of frames for a “collected over time” look. My favorite source is Framebridge.

5. Check Etsy for art finds! I have found a lot of pieces there like this one at reasonable prices.

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Photography, Gray Benko and Charlotte Elizabeth Photo for Look Linger Love 

As pictured: Print in Photo 1 | Print in Photo 2 | Print in Photo 3 | Scarf in Photo 5 | Print in Photo 6

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  • Where can I find the print from the second pic? I’m in love!

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