Affordable Art Exists—Here's Where to Shop for it Online

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Nothing against vases, rugs, or lamps, but there's nothing quite like pulling a room together with the perfect piece of art. Generally speaking, art can be pretty pricey, but spoiler alert: It doesn't have to be—so long as you know where to look.

These days, there are loads of sites where you can score fabulous finds that only appear expensive. It’s proof positive that online art shopping has evolved quite a bit and it's now one of the best ways to source beautiful and even custom pieces from artists around the globe. Whether you’re looking for a minimal framed print, a woven wall hanging, or a custom painting, these sites have it all. 

Society6

nude III Art Print by sanGulina

 Courtesy of Society6

There’s no shortage of wall art to be found on this site—take your pick from art prints (framed or not), wall hangings, posters, canvas prints, mini prints, even metal prints and wood wall art. Most of the choices come in a wide array of sizes, framing options, and prices, too. You can shop by art type or even artist—the site has more than 300,000 independent artists from 160 countries.

If you need help seeing your vision through, there are also plenty of extra shopping features, like a selection of curated gallery wall picks and a spotlight on new artists that changes weekly. Shipping is free on purchases over $99, and the site is also known for its frequent deals and discounts.

Minted

Hard & Soft byKristine Sarley

 Courtesy of Minted

Minted is perhaps better known for its gorgeous stationery and invites, but this site is also a treasure trove for great art. The brand feature prints from many local and independent artists across an array of styles and aesthetics, as well as complete wall murals.

Can’t find exactly what you’re looking for? You can have a completely custom piece created by one of said artists, starting for as little as $75. We also love their free art styling feature; simply text them a photo of your wall, and a designer will provide recommendations on what prints would look best and how to hang them in your space.

Etsy

Green Abstract Printable Wall Art by LittleValleyStudio

 Courtesy of Etsy

Chances are that Etsy is already your go-to spot for personalized gifts, jewelry, and knickknacks. If you've yet to shop there for art, though, you'll find prints, tapestries, ceramics, and one-of-a-kind pieces galore.

In true Etsy fashion, you can also customize all kinds of different prints and posters, and commission art from the platform's talented artists and craftsmen. There are a lot of options to sort through, but if you have the time and/or a certain vision for what you’re looking for, it can’t be beat.

Lumas

Bernhard Lang Adria VI
Courtesy of Lumas

Consider this the online (and more wallet-friendly) version of visiting a high-end gallery. Everything from Lumas' offerings to the way the site is laid out feels like the real-life experience; there’s even a live chat function with a “gallery manager” who can help you find what you’re looking for.

The big difference? Unlike a brick-and-mortar gallery, Lumas features the work of over 100+ artists, ranging from landscapes to abstracts to graphic portraits—and everything in between.

Saatchi Art

Boavista Hatch by Matthew Farrar

Courtesy of Saatchi Art 

Yes, this site features an incredibly array of prints and wall art. But alongside those, they also feature plenty of other mediums including sculptures, charcoal drawings, and collages.

The shopping experience couldn’t be easier, thanks to helpful categories sorted by type of art, style, and even price point. Speaking of, while prices can go up to $10,000, the under-$500 options are just as expansive and impressive.

Urban Outfitters

Circa 78 Designs Sunshine State Art Print

Courtesy of Urban Outfitters

It should come as no surprise that Urban Outfitters' art offers are in line with the retailer's fresh and youthful aesthetic. Choose from all kinds of prints (in various sizes and framing options), wall hangings, ceramic trays, and tapestries. UO also a great selection of frames if you’d prefer to turn personal photos into works of art.

Lulu & Georgia

INK FLOWER 4 BY ARTHUR KRAKOWER

 Courtesy of Lulu & Georgia

Lulu & Georgia is a well-known destination for furniture and rugs, but don’t miss the art they offer. You can find everything from unframed prints for as little as $30 to large-scale canvas paintings for thousands of dollars. There’s also a curated collection of affordable wall hangings which are a quick and easy way to add texture and visual interest to any bare wall.

Fy!

Oceanside 1st Street Art Print by Paul Fuentes Travel Collection

Courtesy of Fy!

For those who gravitate towards pop art, bold colors, and whimsical design, you can't beat Fy!. There are pages and pages of prints to choose from, with some of the most budget-conscious options of any site out there.

Many of Fy!'s pieces start at just $16 and while the site's vast collection can be overwhelming at first, it’s easy to sort through according to theme, room type, or even primary color. In the (unlikely) event you’re not satisfied with your pick, they also have a great return policy.

Finish Design Shop

Nine Moods poster

Courtesy of Finnish Design Shop 

The home for any and all of your Nordic furniture needs also boasts a curated selection of prints and posters. Produced by Nordic brands and artists (of course), the options are largely graphic and abstract, in both bold colors and minimalist black and white. Either way, they’re the perfect complement to the sleek lines that define Scandinavian furniture.

Tiny Showcase

"Wading" by Lindsay Stripling

 Courtesy of Tiny Showcase

Looking for a smaller piece of artwork? This site features a wide array of scaled-down prints, most in an 8 x 8- or 10 x 10-inch size. The prices are similarly scaled-down, most ranging from $15 to $40.

Be sure to check back every Tuesday, when they release a new, limited edition piece from an independent artist. And don’t miss the Tiny Nursery section, which has adorable options for nurseries and kids’ rooms.

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