DECOR ART AND FINE ART SERVE DIFFERENT PURPOSES
As its name suggests, the purpose of décor art is mainly to decorate. More often than not, the decoration is there to fill in an empty place on the wall. To enhance the background, décor artists will use colors, lines, and patterns that emphasize the main focal points of the room, while taking the desires of the client into account. Art, on the other hand, has no other purpose except to be admired and contemplated as an aesthetic object. Fine art pieces do not mend into the background. Quite the opposite, they are a very important part of the foreground. If décor art’s purpose is to fit in, fine art purpose is to stand out and grasp the attention of the viewers. Needless to say, buyers’ desires have no influence on the final product and the artist is free to choose his or her own concept, style, and colors that best express his ideas and feelings.
FINE ART CAN BE AN INVESTMENT
Due to its materials and simple production technique, décor art is much more affordable than fine art. Fine artworks cost more, but also bring more value in the long run. Fine artworks are likely to be an investment, whose value is expected to grow over time, while the value of décor will likely remain the same or even drop over time.
Now that you know the difference between art and decoration, it’s up to you to make the right choice for your home. If you want something that’s unique and communicates a deeper meaning, go for a fine art piece. On another hand, if you want a beautiful but inconspicuous art piece that will perfectly match the rest of your home then décor might just be the way to go.