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Decorate with confidence: trusting your instincts in art selection

Hello friend,


One of my initial jobs in the United States when I moved 20 years ago was preparing sandwiches at Subway. That's when I realized I could barely speak English, but after almost a year, I became proficient at discussing cookies and pickles at least.


So why am I talking to you about pickles and cookies when you just want to know how to decorate your walls this year with new paintings?


Because if you're not willing to learn about your tastes and instincts, it's like letting other people's perceptions dictate what looks good on your home. So, let's talk about how to maintain your trust in your voice when choosing your next painting.



Drica Lobo, Signed 2023, Vibration, Acrylic on Canvas, 40"x60"
Drica Lobo, Signed 2023, Vibration, Acrylic on Canvas, 40"x60"


1. Trust Your Instincts: When you see a piece of art that resonates with you, trust that feeling. Art is a deeply personal experience, and the pieces that make you feel something are the ones that will bring joy and meaning to your space.


2. Know Your Space: Consider the room where you’ll place the artwork. Think about the colors, lighting, and the overall mood of the space. Choose art that complements and enhances your environment, rather than trying to fit into a specific trend or style dictated by others.


3. Learn What You Love: Take the time to explore different styles and mediums. Visit galleries, attend art shows, and browse online art platforms. The more you expose yourself to various forms of art, the better you'll understand what truly appeals to you.


4. Personal Connection: Select pieces that tell your story or evoke personal memories. Art should be a reflection of who you are and what you value. A piece that reminds you of a special moment or resonates with your personal experiences will always be a cherished part of your home.


5. Don't Be Afraid to Experiment: Your taste in art can evolve over time. Don’t be afraid to take risks and try something new. Whether it’s a bold color, an abstract piece, or a different medium, stepping out of your comfort zone can lead to discovering new favorites.


By trusting your own taste, you'll create a collection that is uniquely yours, filled with pieces that not only decorate your walls but also speak to your soul.

Feel free to visit my studio in Hermosa Beach or browse my online gallery to find the perfect piece for your home. Your unique taste and instinct are what make your art collection truly yours, and I'm honored to be a part of that journey.


I hope you like these tips! Let me know your thoughts in the comments!


Color Your Life!


Love, Drica

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