My Thoughts on Quotes As Wall Art Trend And Why I’m Ok Seeing It Go Away
July 28, 2021
For many years, I’ve watched many YouTube videos and read many posts about trends in home decor and furniture. Even though this isn’t my favorite subject to read or watch YouTube videos about, I started doing this because I wanted to learn about what is currently available for purchase and what is considered “trendy”. Recently, I began to see many people mentioning that one of those trends, quotes as wall art, is going out of style.
I thought a lot about this because I did purchase some wall art with quotes on it to go into my future house. I’m not a huge follower of trends unless it is something I actually like and can use for many years to come, but I liked the trend of quotes as wall art. When I was growing up, I used to write quotes I loved to look at and needed to remember on pretty paper and hang it up on my bedroom walls. Even though this predates the quote wall art trend (I did this in the 1990’s) I like having a quote that means a lot to me hanging on my wall. It is my way of encouraging myself whenever I feel sad and down and there isn’t anyone there to talk to.
Because of this, I decided not to get rid of all my quote wall art. I bought them for a reason and I still want to find a place in my future home for them, even though I don’t own the home or know what it will look like yet. Even though I like my quote wall art, I still don’t want to buy any more unless it is something I thought long and hard about purchasing.
This is something I began to thing about when I went shopping for fabric and other art and craft supplies at Hobby Lobby. The pandemic made me become more careful where I shop and how frequently I shop, so when I went into Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago, it had been quite a few months since I went to the store I usually shop at. When I went inside, I was dumbfounded by the amount of quote wall art for sale.
Hobby Lobby and other arts and crafts stores are known for selling quote wall art, but after walking into Hobby Lobby, I was taken back by the amount of quotes available for purchase there. While walking around and looking at all the quotes available for purchase, I began to realize why there are so many people who see quotes as wall art as a trend and soon be outdated.
Of course there are other reasons why Hobby Lobby sells so many quote wall art (Cheaper to create, less copyright issues with an artist, appealing to certain customers, ect.) but after looking at the amount of wall art with quotes on it at once, I began to dislike it. I still love the quote wall art I already own, but I never planned to decorate my house with them all over the place. It would be too overwhelming and I like pictures hanging on my wall more than quotes anyway. So, I’m not going to by any other quote wall art without thinking long and hard about it. After all, if I’m going to spend my money on it, I want to make sure I don’t mind living with. I just hope others are doing the same when they decide to spend their money on something, even if it isn’t quote wall art.