We love surrounding ourselves with beautiful things: From the clothes we buy to the way we decorate our homes, our aesthetic choices have a serious impact on our quality of life. Collecting and displaying art — no matter the medium — can enhance your space, inspire you on a daily basis, and help support hard-working artists, to boot.To put it another way, it's like 3-D Pinterest. But it can also be a little intimidating, particularly when you're buying on a budget. Luckily, gallery openings aren't the only entrée into the art world — and we're here to hook you up with an at-home tutorial. What it boils down to: You just need to figure out what you love, and then, when you see it, snap it up — and hang it up.
Photographed by Sebastian Marin