Where to find affordable art

I’ve mentioned it in previous posts (here & here) that my new apartment does not exactly feel like “home” yet. That being said, I am constantly trying to make it feel more like my space. However, since I am renting, I cannot make any major changes. Adding a few plants and putting up my favorite pictures of friends and family have been easy ways to make my room feel like me without much extra effort. However, I still have many blank walls and as a result have been looking into posters and artwork to help make my room more colorful. Right now my bedroom looks like a white cell; white walls, white floors, white furniture…you get the idea. So I’ve been on the hunt for pieces that feel like me and do not break the bank, because although I love Gray Malin’s photos, I cannot afford them right now (but one day though I will have a few Bondi Beach prints!)

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I thought you might be interested in what I have found while scouring the internet for the past few weeks…

Minted.com

Minted.com has a wide range of styles from independent artists. There is truly something for every taste and I already have my eye on a few pieces for my apartment!

Rifle Paper Co.

You may have seen Rifle Paper Co. cards before, but definitely check out their art collection. It is feminine, fun, and colorful. A winning combination in my book!

Art.com

This website has a HUGE largest selection of posters/prints/etc. Make sure to have an idea of what you are looking for more specifically, otherwise you may spend hours searching through hundreds of works (been there!)

Design Darling

For those of you who do not know Mackenzie Horan, she has a blog titled Design Darling as well as an online boutique. Her online shop is quickly growing and constantly adding new pieces, including beautiful prints and art work.

Evelyn Henson

I have been dying to get my hands on a piece of Evelyn Henson’s artwork since I first started spotting her art on my favorite bloggers Instagram accounts. I love how she views art and life, Evelyn “believes in leading a brightly decorated life, where weΒ celebrate the little things that inspire usΒ to be better and spark fun wherever we go.” (Is that not the best mantra ever?!)

Lulu & Georgia

I came across Lulu & Georgia randomly, and have found myself continually coming back. A great source for wall art to include in an ever growing gallery wall.

Megan Carn

I love Megan’s use of color in all of her pieces! I’ve been eyeing her Frolicking Flamingos Print for a while now and may finally take the plunge and get it!

Inslee

Inslee creates fashion illustrations for prints/calendars/etc. I’ve been checking back constantly to see if any of her prints look vaguely like me haha! I feel like the 2014 September Calendar girl is pretty darn close :)!

A Thing Created

Similar to Inslee, A Thing Created includes tons of fashion illustrations that would be perfect in any gallery wall!

Ideal bookshelf

I first heard about this site through one of my favorite bloggers York Avenue’s home tour on Apartment Therapy. I love this idea of creating a piece of work that reflects your favorite books! It also could make a great personal gift for friends and family looking to expand their art collection.

Society 6

Society 6 is filled with affordable art, from prints to canvas. They also make your favorite prints into iPhone cases. There is truly a style for everyone, it just takes a little hunting. I have found a couple pieces that I think could work perfectly into a gallery wall.

I cannot wait to start finalizing my choices and taking the plunge into the art world. Art takes time to collect and I know that I want to pick pieces that move me in some way, ones that I will be happy to look at everyday!

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