Protect Your Investment
It’s important to consider light conditions and framing options when displaying your home art collection. “If it’s a photograph, ask the gallerist if it’s behind anti-UV museum glass,” says Soboleva. “If it’s a painting, don’t put it in direct sunlight—even the best paint will be affected by sun.” Changes in humidity can also damage art, so you may even want to monitor the humidity levels in your home and use a dehumidifier to combat moisture.
As a final precaution, Soboleva recommends snapping high-resolution photos of all of your original artwork and storing them in a safe place for insurance purposes.