Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis
If you’re looking to update your apartment but don’t have much room to play with, we’ve found the ultimate transformative tool: art. An abstract painting can add powerful texture and color while a fine-art print or limited-edition photograph can bring much-needed visual interest to any space. Whether you hang it up or lean it against the wall like the cool kids, art is a reflection of your personality and tells a story about who you are to those who visit, much in the way clothing does.
Now that you’re interested, where do you start? The experts at online gallery Tappan Collective say we should focus on emerging artists and different mediums to grow a diverse and unique collection over time. “When you start looking for pieces, trust what you’re drawn to and know that your taste will evolve,” they tell MyDomaine. To get you started, we compiled 13 of our favorite affordable works from print to photography and painting. Happy collecting.
This is the perfect pop of color for an empty corner or home office.
Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that really are the best. This line drawing would look great on its own or in a gallery wall.
This one goes out to all the queens.
A striking black-and-white print is the perfect complement to any living room. Order this one in the large size for just $79, and lean it against the wall like all the cool kids.
Bring the outdoors in with this jungle-inspired beauty.
Love art and fashion? Fuse the two together with this subjective collage.
Need we say more?
Advertising in the ’70s was akin to artwork. This original print will bring a touch of nostalgia and color to any interior.
Bring a touch of that cool street-art graffiti vibe home with this abstract work.
We’ve got a case of jungle fever for this pretty philodendron.
Blush tones and the beach make for a sweet symphony.
This is how you add texture to a space.
These bright colors will make you smile every time you look at them.
Where do you buy affordable art online?