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Art collection seems like an intimidating hobby reserved only for a few. The big market doesn’t hold a lot of room for the layperson, and the art industry can appear a bit overwhelming to those who aren’t a part of it. 

But these are all myths in their own regard — you don’t need tedious technicalities or extensive knowledge about art to start a collection. After all, art goes beyond being a business: it is meant to be loved and enjoyed for what it is. While this warrants that art collection should have no rules, it’s still wise to be oriented with helpful insights and words of advice. 

So whether you’re collecting art because your space needs a little bit of spicing up, or you’re doing it just because looking at art pleases your senses — here are a few tips to keep in mind as you get started.

Building a Great Art Collection

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Define your style and trust your artistic intuition.

The world of art is quite immense: there are a lot of artists, genres, and themes out there. Getting started should be the simplest part of the process, but it may end up being your first roadblock in your collection journey. 

Thankfully, you’ve got the internet at your disposal, so doing a bit of research about art categories, styles, and themes should be easy and accessible. You don’t need to think too much at this step — the goal is to get acquainted with the basics.

Above all, remember that art should feel right to you in whatever way. There’s no need for a reason behind this: it can be as simple as “This suits my taste,” or something as complex as “This called to me spiritually.” Narrowing down your collection according to your preferences — and your instincts — will help you start somewhere.

Keep seeking inspiration.

You’ll be investing your time and money in your collection, so you better start investing your curiosity and interest in art as well. Start with the easiest domain that you engage yourself daily in: social media.

Sure, you know your Picasso and your Matisse, but you might be surprised at the abundance of new and contemporary artists that can speak to you just as powerfully. Art is everywhere, and we’ve got technology to thank for that. 

Scroll through discovery hashtags on Instagram or follow boards on Pinterest, and you might just find a master-in-the-making. Or, at the very least, you might get an idea of what to have for your very first piece.

Set a budget and work with it.

Many people are under the impression that collecting art should cost a lot of money. After all, the art industry is certainly not seen as an economical one. While this might hold a grain of truth, you can still work with a budget that’s both reasonable and feasible.

Art collection should be joyful, not troublesome. By setting boundaries and limits in your finances, you’ll be saving yourself a lot of stress and “buyer’s guilt.” 

Set an appropriate allowance and remember to work within it. If you think that $500 splurge is worth it — then go for it. But remember: at the end of the day, the most expensive pieces are not always the best ones.

Make sure to buy art ethically.

Framed wall art available at Consecrea

Technology is great because it gives us access to a multitude of art, but this accessibility is a double-edged sword. Because art is posted everywhere, cases of art theft and other forms of fraudulence are rapidly rising. The new culture of the technology-based NFT art isn’t helping, either. 

So when you purchase prints from shopping sites and platforms without doing background checks, you might find yourself in a cumbersome case of possessing stolen art. 

The least you could do is look for reputable sources — or, better yet, buy from the source itself. Many artists sell prints of their work; you just have to be on the lookout for their official merchandise sites or promotions. Additionally, you can find a lot of credible brands that sell legally and professionally printed art.

Start an art journal.

As with anything, it’s always wise to keep a record of your plans, finances, and purchases. But collecting art is a highly personal project, and you might as well go beyond the basics.

Write about the art you’re buying. What attracted you to it? Why did you buy it? How do you feel about it? This activity is not only therapeutic; it might also help you discover things about yourself and your purchasing habits. 

Sometimes you could even notice insightful patterns that can help you make decisions the next time you buy another piece for your collection. (Or you could just admire, in a few months, how far your art journey has come.)

Fill Your Collection with Meaningful Art 

You don’t have to be philosophical or spiritual to be a collector, but if you choose works of art that “speak” to you, you’ll find that your collection will be more nuanced and enriched. 

(Read: How to Curate a Spiritual Gallery Wall at Home)

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Overall, the sum must be greater than its parts. There’s no way to quantify this, of course, but the entire thing — instead of a select few — should continue to reveal something about you. Maybe it’ll even help you learn more about yourself in the process.

Check out our collection of contemporary spiritual wall art here.

We could all use a breather in our routine these days. It looks different for everyone: it could be a walk in the park, a movie at home, a new recipe to try, or maybe just a 20-minute-nap. These things, small as they seem, could become our biggest source of solace.

One of the easiest and most universal ways to calm down is to engage yourself in works of art. After all, the quietest places in the city are places of worship and museums — places where the arts thrive. Ask just about anyone and they would say that these are good go-to spots for relaxation and peace of mind.

So why not start your own art collection and hang them in your own home? No need to plan a downtown trip to the local gallery or anywhere else. Here are some pieces from our current collection that promote peace of mind and a healthy well-being.

Peaceful Views from the Consecrea Collection

Many of our pieces explore visual interpretations and images of meditation, which is inherently a spiritual concept. Introspection is among the most organic ways of reconnecting with yourself or the divine. Of course, objects and visual cues — such as poignant artworks — serve as good fuel for a meditative state of mind.

‘Loner’ by Seamless

For digital artist Giovanny Cruz Ortiz (also known as his creative alias, Seamless), the idea of solitude is a theme worth exploring. Solitude is often confused with loneliness — but while both are interlaced to a degree, they are different.

This was precisely what Ortiz wanted to explore in the piece ‘Loner’. He wanted to steer clear of the notion that solitude is sad or pitiful. “I was reading about the topic and watching a therapist talking about it on YouTube — how we humans perceived that being alone is a bad thing, and it isn’t,” he said.

Ortiz also reflected on his own thoughts about loneliness when he was producing his piece. “Being alone is peaceful,” he said. “It shows us how to be ourselves, [how to] love ourselves, and grow on our own.” 

‘Clear’ by Alexandr Pamikov

Alexandr Pamikov, a graphic and animation artist based in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, explores cyberpunk, sci-fi spaces in his work. But this uncanny signature takes a step back when he painted the compelling piece ‘Clear’ in 2019. “Perhaps I just wanted to do something in an unusual style,” he said. “It personified me and my [past years].”

The year, said Pamikov, was riddled with trials and tribulations — and he wanted to explore that sinking feeling. In ‘Clear’, he uses water as a visual metaphor: “In my view, water [represented] 2019, or rather, how this time has passed. It was difficult for me. [There were] constant doubts, a lot of thoughts, inner experiences.”

But amidst this ocean, an open palm is raised towards the sky: a vision of one rising above troubled waters. Pamikov described it as “an epiphany; the answer to my questions.” His work is resonant to anyone who might have also had their fair share of uncertainties.

‘Storm Whisperer’ by Daniel Ignacio

A solitary man sits on the rooftop. Behind him is a brewing storm, but he is calm and unperturbed. A Christian cross is imprinted on the high column he sits on. What began as a “product of exploration” turned out to be a compelling piece that explores the idea of power and quietude — and a subtle tribute to a biblical narrative.

“Many of the elements are unintentional,” said Canadian digital artist Daniel Ignacio, the force behind ‘Storm Whisperer’. “But in the end, I saw this piece as an opportunity to make a soft allusion to the Biblical story where Jesus calms the storm.”

But Ignacio expressed these themes so subtly that even a non-religious viewer can connect with the piece just as deeply. Art, after all, speaks in different ways to people. “ I cannot dictate what others will feel about the artwork,” he said. “Ultimately I want the viewer to tell me what they feel.”

‘No. 148 GROUNDING’ by Ben Jones

The life-giving power of nature and the need to “breathe, connect, and release” — Benjamin Jones, analog and digital artist from South Carolina, explores these themes in his piece ‘No. 148 GROUNDING’. “[They] provide a release and a connection to one another,” he said.

‘No. 148 GROUNDING’ is one of Jones’ many works that tackle this concept. Among them are ‘No. 131 Meditation’ and ‘No. 157 You Are Here’. “Meditation itself is one of the most powerful tools humans have to tap into their true self and potential,” he wrote.

As an artist, meditation is something he practices himself — and art is the easiest channel for that. “Creating a piece of art or design for me is not optional; it’s mandatory,” said Jones. “It’s how I meditate and release my anxiety.”

But the challenge doesn’t end there, he added. He wants the viewer to feel the same meditative effect art has on him. “It is important to take a step back from your work and ask yourself, ‘What message do I want to spread through my work?’” he wrote upon posting ‘No. 148’. “I try to lead a positive and healthy lifestyle. I want to get that message out there through my work and inspire others to do the same.

Give Your Home A Meditative Touch With Consecrea’s Spiritually Charged Pieces

Time and time again, it’s been proven that art heals. Our artists are privy to this idea — it’s a theme they’ve masterfully explored and crafted in their many years of creating. To the viewer, of course, it’s equally as meaningful.

So if you need a refreshing reminder of slowing down and taking it easy — consider art as an avenue of this purpose. 

All featured artworks are available as framed wall art. Purchase them here.

Every project that people pursue becomes more and more personal these days. They have begun to incorporate their own identity, mood, and faith in many avenues of life. Of course, daily routines and immediate environment would fall among these avenues — that’s why we surround ourselves with things that make us feel good and mentally healthy. 

Before, interior design was traditionally based on specific styles and techniques: modernism, minimalism, industrialism, suburban, to name a few. But more people began to value meaning over conventions, and more personally driven trends — most of which involve wellness and spirituality — began to capture peoples’ interests.

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“Our spaces matter. Our homes, communities, and surrounding environment directly affect our daily motivations,” said interior designer Gala Magriñá, a founder of her own New York-based design agency. “As I’ve evolved throughout my life, it has become clear to me that so much more exists beyond the physical world.”

For holistic interior designers like Magriñá, there is more to a space than function and beauty. The “energy of the space,” moods and feelings, sustainability and natural elements, and the reconnection of oneself to their value system began to weigh as heavy as the basics.

Spiritually Charged Interior Styles

There are many ways spirituality can be imbued in spaces — and this goes beyond just aesthetic embellishments. Sometimes, space itself reflects and expresses a certain philosophy.

While more holistic styles are increasingly becoming popular, this doesn’t mean that the concept is new. In many cultures and belief systems, spirituality has always been at the forefront of activities — including homes and places of worship.

Feng Shui

The ancient practice of feng shui involves the idea of energy forces affecting the balance and harmony of an individual with their surroundings. To achieve this, objects are carefully and prudently arranged within a space.

The Chinese words feng shui translates to “the way of the wind and water,” which references a Taoist poem that discusses the innate relationship between life and nature.

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There are a lot of rules and tenets to keep in mind in this principle. For instance, the placement of objects is vital in keeping “good” feng shui, which will not only achieve balance but also bring good fortune to a household.

Feng shui makes use of several defining symbols and imagery, all of which hold incredible cultural significance. Some of these include:


Rooted in Zen Buddhism, wabi-sabi involves finding ultimate beauty in imperfection. Spaces that follow this Japanese principle are generally open, minimalistic, and oriented towards the natural environment. 

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In fact, wabi-sabi in itself is less of an aesthetic style than it is a philosophy. The goal is to not beautify the space or engage the senses — the goal is to allow the individual to connect with the essence and forces of nature. 

To Zen practitioners, this is only found in a state of emptiness and unawareness. This is why wabi-sabi places are essentially minimalistic and simple: The less clutter and more natural elements there are, the more spiritual the space becomes.

Other Faith-Based Concepts to Take Inspiration From

Spiritual interior design involves more than just integrating philosophies in a home. Sometimes, expressions of values and wellness can translate as “holistic” just as equally as feng shui and wabi-sabi. Depending on your belief system, here are other aspects of spirituality you can take visual inspiration from.

Renaissance and Classical Elements

For Christians, nothing is quite as iconic as Renaissance and Classical art. From the frescoes of Michelangelo to the chiaroscuro paintings of the (non-religious) Caravaggio, the religious art within these periods remain the most recognizable.

Of course, Renaissance architecture is typically ostentatious, and perhaps not well-suited for most homes in the modern era. But it’s still a great style that could exude and reflect a healthy vibe of modern Christian faith. The trick is to find aesthetic balance.

One of the easiest ways to do this would be to display Renaissance-inspired contemporary religious art. This ranges from small sculptures to place atop surfaces to full-fledged gallery walls. 

Many artists are still inspired by elements of classical art: cherubs inspired by the works of Raphael still make appearances in contemporary pieces. Take, for instance, Morysetta’s ‘Cherubian Headache’ — which directly incorporates elements from Renaissance masterpieces (such as Sandro Botticelli’s ‘The Birth of Venus’, produced in 1490). 

Another piece that explores this classical and contemporary dichotomy would be ‘My Fortress’, which is inspired by one of Shakespeare’s great sonnets. The artist, Cult of the Self, describes Renaissance as “an epitome of art, even to this day.”

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For a more graphic option, ‘Angels & Demons’ by Mason El Hage would do the trick perfectly. He said of his piece: “Bringing modern and contemporary compositional elements, and mixing those with the engravings I’d found [online] seemed like it could end up having quite a powerful and striking contrast.”

Check out more contemporary religious wall art here.

Astrology and Other Esoteric Beliefs

A more open source of spirituality in today’s age, unsurprisingly, comes from people’s perpetual fascination with the cosmos. Astrology has always been followed by many cultures, and the belief system is becoming more popular than ever these days. 

Many artists depict these ideas in their artwork — the topic of esoteric belief systems is almost becoming a genre of its own. But aside from framed wall art and paintings, more decorative pieces that involve new age spirituality could be found in all aspects of nature.

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Crystals, for instance, do not only make beautiful decorations in a room — they are also believed to be incredibly meaningful. It is considered to be one of the easiest ways to uplift and foster the “energy” of a space. Of course, different kinds and colors hold different meanings as well:

Scents can also help in making a space exude more spirituality, so consider putting incense, reed diffusers, and essential oils in the room as well.

Let Your Spiritual Space Speak For Itself

Making a decision on how to incorporate holistic philosophies and spirituality in your space should be grounded on one vital thing: your intuition. Ask yourself: What mood should this space exude? What feels the most right for me?

And when you get that answer, turn your home into a holistic space and let others bask in it. Spirituality becomes infinitely more meaningful when they are shared with others. Your home, of course, is an incredible start for that.

What’s a sacred space? Traditionally, you’d think of it as the local parish church or a temple — places where you feel a close connection with the divine. But a sacred space can be anything and anywhere: It could be your home garden, a spot by the lake, or even a quiet nook in your home.

So while we’re trying to keep up with places of worship closing due to the pandemic, we can find our own ways of seeking worship and refuge. You can turn a part of your home into your personal sacred space, whether it be an unused room or a plain corner. This way, you get to put yourself in the proper mindset of prayer and meditation — and be reminded that the divine is indeed everywhere, and they’re always close to us.

Building Your Sacred Space


Remember that your sacred space can serve more than one purpose. You use it mainly for prayer, of course, but it can also be a personal interior design project. Think of it as a way to introspect in different ways.

Choose a good spot in your home

Do you have a spare room, an attic? A nook that needs some refurbishing? A coffee table that needs some touching up? All of these have the potential to be your spiritual space. 

There are no rules here, of course — feel free to choose whatever “feels right” for you. But if you want to maximize the potential of your little space, consider the following:

Create your personal altar or shrine

A home altar or shrine is a good way to make your faith and spirituality feel more concrete. When you put in personally symbolic items, the repurposed surface will serve as a beautiful reminder of your faith. Here are some things to keep in mind when you’re putting your spiritual surface together.

1. Display items that are meaningful to you 

Since this is an altar, make sure every item you’ll place on the surface has meaning. It can either be tokens from your religion — a crucifix or a statue of Buddha — or more personal keepsakes, like a piece of jewelry. The idea is to make the space as spiritual as possible. When you add “pieces” of your spirit and faith, your space becomes infinitely more purposeful.

2. Add plants, flowers, and scents — things that stimulate the senses

Nature, yet again, plays an important role in your space. When you add plants or flowers, you add life to your altar. Not only do they make beautiful decorations in any space, but they also remind you to stick to a routine. Plants and flowers are things to care for; therefore, you’ll be spending some time on your altar daily to make sure they remain tended to.

And just like in other places of worship, add some scents to your altar or shrine — think incense sticks, scented candles, and even plants. What mood or atmosphere would you want your spiritual space to exude? For a sense of tranquility, put sprigs of lavender on your little surface. And if you want to promote a meditative state of mind, try scents with chamomile, bergamot, and geranium.

Add artworks to make it extra special

Art is powerfully healing. Combined with faith, the experience becomes intensely personal. If your sacred space achieves this experience, then it has served its ultimate purpose. Consider putting beautiful works of art in your room or corner — it stimulates the mind and helps you ruminate on your faith and its teachings.

You might want something like Him by Norris Yim or Sacred Heart of Jesus by Claudia Talavera — both beautiful abstract portraits of Christ. Him is more solemn: If you want your sacred space to be more poignant and introspective, go for such pieces. But if you want joyful reminders of your faith, go for Sacred Heart of Jesus — vibrance and color would bring more “life” into the room.

On the other hand, you can opt for something more meditative like Herri Susanto’s Peace. This scenic work of art, which features a monk amidst the setting sun of a rocky cliffside, would help you enter a state of repose and restfulness.

So it all comes down to how you want your sacred space to be. Your spiritual corner doesn’t require a specific goal or purpose — faith requires no justification — but you can be surprised at how much it would help you. At a time where it’s difficult to practice our traditions the way we used to, the next best thing is to create a space where we can keep ourselves spiritually sound and healthy. 

“Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure,” said American psychologist Edward Thorndike. Of all things in society that disintegrate, one thing doesn’t: the power of words. Stories, fables, and parables persevere. So do mottos and life lessons.

We find these everywhere, but perhaps most notably, we’ve sourced most of them from religious and spiritual traditions. Most of us have heard — and lived by — words of faith passed down through centuries of religious culture. And regardless of one’s belief, most of these can be applied to the human condition.

That’s why we curated our category of contemporary scripture art: “Scriptura,” which serves as fresh visual reminders of faith, or perhaps even as a simple motivation for one to keep moving forward.

Scriptura: Resonant and Contemporary Scripture Art

The Latin word scriptura is derived from scriptum, meaning “text.” In the Protestant Christian tradition, there exists a theological doctrine that emphasizes the significance of scripture: Sola Scriptura, meaning “By scripture alone.” 

Sola Scriptura poses that, for believers, Christian scripture is the only ultimate source of truth. While the tenet has been questioned and refuted by other Christians and theologians, there’s still no denying the importance of holy text in the life of believers (Christian or not). From the Bible to the Quran to the Torah, there’s no doubt that all kinds of belief systems are a rich vault of words of wisdom.

But of course, these are not limited to religion. Words of wisdom are everywhere: Confucian teachings, modern philosophy, even his holiness the Dalai Lama. “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness,” he once said. The words resonate with just about anyone, whether they’re a follower or not.

Perhaps these can even go deeper and more personal. For instance, some people find comfort in the words of a grandmother, and some live by the lines of a poem that stuck with them in their teenage years. Such words aren’t even “religious” per se, but their je ne sais quoi can’t be denied — these sources are inherently spiritual.

These are the kinds of art we collect in Scriptura. These words are more than just maxims in religious faith: They aim to inspire, guide, and resonate.

Consecrea Artists Who Inspire Through Words

Edward Sun

As Sure As The Sunrise” by Edward Sun, available at Consecrea

Edward Sun, a graphic designer and musician based in Atlanta, finds that the Bible is a reservoir of moving, creative ideas. “In substance, my personal designs focus almost exclusively on Bible verses,” he said.

As Sure As The Sunrise” is one of the many demonstrations of his creative philosophy. The piece is radiant and hopeful, reflective of the passage it was inspired by (Lamentations 3:22-24).

“I really view my work as a tool [not just] to express my affection and faith in God, but also to foster a whole myriad of positive influence on other people and my relationships with them,” he told us.

Steffen Wagner

“Let There Be Light” by Steffen Wagner, available at Consecrea

Graphic designer and typography artist Steffen Wagner loves shapes, forms, colors, and contrasts. Primarily, though, he’s been “fascinated by letters” since he was a child. “I wanted to use them, change them, and create new ones,” he said.

When he creates artworks, verbal inspiration comes to him naturally. It either comes at the beginning or the end of the process. “Sometimes, the word comes first and I try to interpret it visually. [Other times], I get inspiration and try to visualize a word that would fit,” said Wagner.

“Let There Be Light,” his Consecrea Original, was taken from the iconic verse of the Christian creation story. Genesis 1:3 narrates: “And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and then there was light.”

Wagner also looks into his life mottos for inspiration. “Usually there are some certain philosophies I think about and live by, which most people can identify with,” he said. “My artworks often reflect my attitude to these different things.”

Catherine Thieffry (Rubbish Cartoon)

“The Way Is Not In The Sky” by Rubbish Cartoon, available at Consecrea

Catherine Thieffry is the mind and talent behind Rubbish Cartoon, a fun and breezy art project that explores — quite ironically — “the subconscious and the absurdities of life.” 

She does this through a masterful technique of colorful Pop Art: A smart way to counter the profoundness and depth of existentialism. “I’m quite inspired by the writings of existentialist philosophers and I try to express some of their concepts into my art,” she told us.

In her Consecrea Original, “The Way Is Not In The Sky,” Thieffry was inspired by Buddhist culture, which helped shape her identity growing up. “I wanted to pay homage to the part of me I inherited from my mom. She is a Buddhist, and Thai culture is deeply anchored in Buddhist mythology,” she said.

Incorporate the Power of Words Into Your Life (and Your Home)

We grew up hearing, reading, and remembering the wisdom of parables and maxims. We carry within ourselves personal mottos that help us get through difficult times. We live and shape our lives around words that inspire us, and we’ll continue to pass them on to posterity.

As people, we’ll always find a need to be anchored in values — and we’ll always find a way to express them and make them come true. “Love, and its expressions in compassion, generosity and joy, is innate to us,” wrote Tara Brach, Ph.D., in Psychology Today. “We can either stay in our habitual conditioning and have these qualities be latent, only partially expressed, or as we wake up, we can become more intentional about having them flourish.”

Thorndike was right: When everything else crumbles, words remain. And what better way to contribute to their preservation than incorporating them in moving works of art?

Get your daily dose of inspiration from our Scriptura pieces, available at Consecrea as beautifully framed wall art. Check them out here.

How do you show your love? Psychology recognizes five kinds of so-called “love languages”: words of affirmation, physical touch, quality time, gifts, and acts of service. They’re all pretty self-explanatory, but these languages refer to the way we prefer to give and receive love.

And because our approach to love — romantic and platonic — is such an integral part of ourselves, it manifests in the things we like and do. It also contributes to the way we express ourselves within and outside the context of love. This includes, of course, the kinds of art we collect and display.

So what kind of wall art would match your love language the best?

Words of Affirmation

Do you find reassurance in open encouragement? Is a simple text or call from a loved one enough to motivate you for the day? Then words of affirmation might be your love language. This is perhaps the most straightforward yet the most powerful of all: Words are so simple, and still, they hold so much weight.

If this is your love language, then you might want to display text or scripture art. Mantras, mottos, excerpts from literature — just about anything that inspires you. Sometimes, seeing your favorite quote on the wall can help you get on track for the rest of the day.

This art can be a complex typography piece — like Steffen Wagner’s “Let There Be Light” — or it could just be a simple painting with a short inscription. There are loads of artworks, contemporary and quaint, that incorporate the power of language. (Read: A Celebration of Words: Consecrea’s Scriptura Artists)

“Let There Be Light” by Steffen Wagner, available at Consecrea

Wagner himself is driven by words and mottos — and hopes that his pieces shine through with them. “Usually [my inspiration comes from] certain philosophies I think about and live by, which most people can identify with,” he said. “My artworks often reflect my attitude to these different things.”

Check out our collection of scripture wall art here.

Physical Touch

If a simple hand squeeze or back rub makes you feel more emotionally connected with someone than, say, a long message or a bouquet of roses — then maybe your love language is physical touch.

If this sort of love speaks to you, then you might want to look for art that expresses some kind of intimacy. These aren’t limited to sensually charged pieces — unless, of course, that’s your preference — but if they exude a theme of “closeness,” then it would be a smart and beautiful way to show off the way you value contact and rapport.

My Fortress by Cult of the Self, available at Consecrea

One such piece would be “My Fortress” by Cult of the Self: A physically and emotionally driven artwork tinged with Renaissance and classic elements. It was inspired by Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130, which describes a mistress and lists down all her imperfections. But she remains beloved all the same: “And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare / As any she belied with false compare,” reads the sonnet’s last two lines.

Similarly, Cult of the Self wanted to express this kind of romantic intimacy. “It is a story of how deeply in love [a man] is, despite her flaws and shortcomings,” he said of his piece. “He embraces all of her with all his heart.” (And his arms, too.)

Quality Time

You could be hopping around the city with your loved one or you could be lounging on the couch and watching TV in the evening. No matter how novel or simple a day is, spending time with someone gives you a sense of reassurance. If this sounds like you, then chances are, your love language is quality time.

This language is all about warmth. If anything, it’s one that screams “the feeling of being home.” Look for art that exudes comfort and warmth. Artworks with too many elements would give off a more “busy,” eclectic vibe. On the other hand, pieces with more tranquil themes would make you more introspective — almost as if time is slowing down. 

“Reach” by Niken Anindita, available at Consecrea

Soft, nostalgic, and inspirational pieces — such as Niken Anindita’s “Reach” — would be perfect to give off that homely ambiance. You might also want to opt for personal decorations that remind you of a specific time of your life, such as photographs of a fond memory.

Giving and Receiving Gifts

On the way home as a kid, you spot a wildflower by the pavement. It reminds you of your grandmother; you pluck it out and give it to her just because. Today you might do the same thing still — you find a record of your best friend’s favorite artist at the store. Special occasion or not, you purchase it and send it to them.

As a love language, gift-giving is often misinterpreted — people would assume you search far and wide for grand and rare keepsakes. But that’s not true: For those whose love language is gifts, thoughtfulness is valued above all. Not extravagance, not novelty.

So consider displaying art created or given to you by someone special. This spans from just about any canvas someone made or commissioned for you, to something as simple as a postcard or your sibling’s school project. You’d be surprised at how art that holds more sentimental value — rather than mere aesthetic merit — would feel infinitely more meaningful. 

(But if you want to give someone a piece that embodies both sentimentality and beauty, check our collection of framed wall art here.)

Acts of Service

Your partner is going to work and you cook them their favorite meal for lunch. For you, it’s little efforts like these that hold the most significance. 

If your love language is acts of service, then you enjoy giving your time and energy to your loved ones to ensure that their day is a bit brighter. And of course — you’d be more than happy if they do the same things for you.

Consider displaying art that means something to your loved ones — especially if you live with them. Does your father have a favorite movie? Look for its poster and hang it up on your wall. Does your mother incline flora and fauna? Then hang up something like Claude Monet’s “Flowers in a Pot” (1878) or Fernanda Maya’s “Gaia” for a more contemporary option.

“Gaia” by Fernanda Maya, available at Consecrea

Some of the most important things to maintain in a healthy space are a good ambiance and a shared mood. Sometimes, art can contribute to that tremendously.

Pattern Your Home Based on How You Love

Regardless of our personal preferences in aesthetics, there’s something sweetly wholesome about being proud of the way we love. And of course, it starts with what we share with others: From the books we recommend to the art we display, all these reflect who we are and what connects with our soul.

(Related: How to Curate a Spiritual Gallery Wall at Home)

Express your love language in the walls of your home today. Find the perfect piece that calls to you — or to the ones you love. 

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