Skip the “Easy” Piece
Fight the urge to splurge on the very first piece of original art that you fall for. “You have to love it, but you have to love it in a complex way,” says Soboleva. Since the artwork will hang in your home for years, likely in a spot where you’ll see it every single day, try to find a piece that is a bit of a challenge for you and that has many layers. “If it’s too simple or has one punch line, you’re going to get sick of it,” Soboleva says.