When I decorate a room, I choose art that makes me happy. My only criteria is, I have to love it. Whether or not the piece is of great monetary value isn't really a consideration. An example: For the wall above my computer desk, I didn't look for a certain artist, era, or necessarily, an original. I remembered a museum painting by a French artist I spotted a few years ago, and I knew I'd enjoy looking at it everyday. The painting was the right combination of colors and size for my space. It complemented the area. So up on the wall it went. But instead of ordering a poster, then framing it, I ordered an ink “print on canvas.” It's a more vibrant and dimensional format -- one that arrives ready to hang. Guests are always admiring my reproduction, and I never get tired of looking at it. You can get almost any well-known painting printed on canvas. And no framing required. Just pick your favorite, nail it up there and enjoy. Costs: About $100.
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