Although modern design is very appealing to me, I like to mix it up. Adding old things give patina to a home, makes it look like it was done over time and not just purchased one weekend at the Crate & Barrel upholstery sale. When I visit flea markets and thrift stores, I keep my eyes open for little paintings. I prefer local landscapes, done in the mid-50’s. There were quite a lot of people trying their hand at painting in that period, and one can find hideously bad as well as charmingly naive work for little cash. A little damage is not a problem, and sometimes I just take them out of their dusty frames. I purchased the one above at the Rose Bowl Swap Meet, decades ago. I love the lime colors in it!
This one has wonderful contrast and is clearly higher quality than most.
An entire collection of sunset pictures would be smashing, wouldn’t it?
Picture them all clustered together in a dining room.
I love big sky pictures like this one above. These are like windows.
To help a collection “go” together, choose a theme or location. Or try to use a similar color scheme throughout the grouping. Perhaps pick a series that all have strong sky colors.