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 the perfect piece of art to pull a room together. 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 one-of-a-kind piece of vintage art, these sites have it all. 

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 hosts 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. Plus, the site is also known for its frequent deals and discounts.

Minted is perhaps best 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.

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.

If you're looking for art that'll complement your maximalist décor, you should definitely start your search at Jungalow. Justina Blakeney's bohemian-inspired home site has colorful, patterned art starting at just $40, including prints designed by the founder herself. Jungalow also makes a point to highlight the independent artists who are featured on the site, a majority of whom are BIPOC artists. Prints are mostly sold without frames, and are available in a small assortment of sizes ranging from 8 x 10 inches to 30 x 40 inches.

Wescover is an under the radar marketplace for art that is shared and sold directly by the artist. It's a great place to find unique pieces from up-and-coming creators, and has a wide assortment of offerings, include paintings, prints, tapestries, fiber art, and much more.

Because items are sold directly by the artists, there's a mix of in stock pieces that will ship right away and made-to-order pieces that will take several weeks to get to you. You can filter by type, price, and availability, with the lowest-priced pieces starting at just $3 and $4 and going all the way up to $100,000.

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.

Art.com

Bright Swatches II

The aptly named Art.com is an obvious source for art of all types, including budget-friendly pieces. As you can probably imagine, the options here are endless—you can shop by artist, subject, and even trend, and the site also has a ton of design inspiration to help get you started. Art.com also offers a wide selection of affordable printed versions of famous pieces, including works by Dali, Picasso, and Matisse. And with free shipping and free returns on every order, you can shop with peace of mind.

Tiny Showcase

"Wading" by Lindsay Stripling

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 the site releases 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.

Urban Outfitters

sandrapoliakov SPRING HOME Art Print

It should come as no surprise that Urban Outfitters' art offerings 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 to complete your space. UO also a great selection of frames if you’d prefer to turn personal photos into works of art, and most of their prints can be purchased either framed or unframed.

Redbubble is a marketplace for independent artists to sell their work, and specializes in giftable items like accessories, stickers, and phone cases. If you take a look at their wall art section, you'll find a huge assortment of pieces, including traditional framed prints and posters as well as tapestries and canvas prints.

You can sort by price, medium, category, which includes extremely specific options like "superhero", "patterns", and even "legendary animals". Prices start at around $21 for an unframed print, and you can get 15 percent off if you buy two at once.

For the vintage lover, you can't do much better than Chairish. The online marketplace is a go-to destination for those who want to sell and buy vintage furnishings and décor, and each piece has been screened by expert curators for quality.

There are tens of thousands of art pieces on the site at any given time, but you can filter by category, type, price, size, style, and location to get that perfect one-of-a-kind piece. While prices can definitely get high, there are tons of options under $200, plus there's a nice sale section that's worth browsing.

Rifle Paper Co.

Menagerie Forest Art Print

If florals and whimsical motifs are your thing, Rifle Paper Co. should be the first spot on your list. The iconic brand is well-known for its adorable paper products and home décor, including its selection of hand-painted art prints. Prices start at $24 for an unframed print, but you can get your piece framed for an extra $65. Categories include florals, travel, animals, and quotes, and there's also a nice selection of kid-friendly prints that are perfect for nurseries.

Lulu and Georgia

'STILL LIFE WITH APPLES AND A POT OF PRIMROSES' PRINT

Lulu and Georgia is a well-known destination for furniture and rugs, but you definitely shouldn't miss their impressive collection of art. 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.

Z Gallerie is a well-known destination for design-forward furniture, lighting, and décor, but the art selection is one of the best parts of their site. There's a lot to sift through, but you can filter the options by category, subject, type, and color, as well as by price, size, and orientation. You can also customize your piece, choosing the size and frame you want for a final product that's made for your space. If you're shopping on a budget, you'll appreciate the "Under $250" section.

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. They also have a great assortment or original pieces and their printed counterparts, allowing you to save on your favorite designs.

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.

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. It's definitely more expensive than other sites, but it's more affordable if you're searching for gallery-worthy fine art, plus has a nice sale section to sift through.

Why Trust MyDomaine?

This article was written by Melanie Rud, a freelance writer and editor living in Chicago. To write this article, Melanie considered retailers with a wide range of offerings, including variety in prices, styles, and categories. All of the retailers on this list have a good assortment of options under $250, and most of them specialize in art from independent creators.

Nicole Lund, MyDomaine's senior commerce editor, also assisted with reporting.

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