What to do With Art you Don’t Like

Does one of these things no longer suit your style? Photo via Design Lines Blog
Does one of these things no longer suit your style? Photo via Design Lines Blog

This might sound like a silly question, but it’s actually one of the most common queries we get at ILevel. Our clients have recently moved, or hired an interior designer, or just want to refresh their walls, and when they re-evaluate their art collection, they realize the don’t necessarily like some of their pieces, or certain things just no longer fit the look of their space.

When our clients ask what they should do with the art they no longer love, here’s what we tell them.

1. Try to reimagine it. If something drew you to the art originally, maybe all it needs is a new context. Before you write it off, try putting it in a new frame, or hanging it as part of a gallery wall or in a new space. These things can make art feel completely different.

2. Don’t hang it! Just because you own something, doesn’t mean you have to put it out on display. If it no longer suits your tastes or style, it doesn’t belong on your walls, and there’s nothing wrong with that. We work with many of our clients to help them edit their collection into the perfect pieces for display.

3. Put it in storage. If you don’t have room for a piece in your new space, or it doesn’t go with your home at the moment, consider putting it in storage. Even fine art can be safely stored, with companies like Christie’s offering specialized fine art storage.

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