Whether you want to add some color to your home or add a touch of drama to an otherwise drab room, wall art is one of the best ways to liven up a room. It has the benefits of being portable (you can pack it with your belongings when you move), interchangeable (much better than tearing off wallpaper), and in pairs (who doesn’t love a good gallery wall?). When it comes to simple decorating ideas, including art is a breeze. The thing that isn’t easy, however, can be tracking down the art you want. For those on schedules that don’t allow constant bouncing around the gallery, finding the best art for your home can sometimes seem next to impossible.
Fortunately, a new crop of new and exciting companies has emerged, dedicated to bringing the best of the creative world to your home. From limited edition prints of some of the most popular contemporary artists to unique creations, these ten sources can help you bring beautiful art into your home in no time.
20 x 200
The motto of 20 X 200 is “It’s art for everyone” and the company has remained true to this ethos from the start. With exclusive, limited edition prints from some of today’s most exciting artists, there is something for every budget. (Image: “Can you imagine” by Tray Speegle)
Uprise Art offers affordable art advice and payment plans for original artwork starting at $ 50 per month. (Image: “I can’t wait to see you” by Heather Day)
New York-based Fotofoam provides services for your personal creations and an array of amazing artist work to choose from, offering affordable gallery-quality prints and frames. (Image: “Mt. Whitney” by Cody William Smith)
Buy some damn art
Founded by Kate Singleton, the blogger behind Art Hound, Buy Some Damn Art is a small online gallery that showcases the work of new, exciting talent. (Image: “Overlap” by Wendi Turchan.)
U Gallery, an online agent for some of the best emerging artists in the country, offers affordable original art and the ability to try pieces at your home before buying. (Image: “X” by Peter Hoss)
In addition to acting as a portal to some of the best galleries and artists in the world, Artsy gives you the opportunity to see art currently on display in galleries and to place bids on items that are auctioned. (Image: “Interior: Zebra with two chairs and thick fur” by Mickalene Thomas)
Artfetch is an online gallery founded by two veterans of the art world with the aim of democratizing art buying. (Image: “Urban Dynamics” by Olivia Peake.)
Lumas offers hand-signed, limited-edition photos, each produced in museum quality. (Image: “Snapshot” by Richard Rutledge)
Society6 is perhaps one of the most notable “democratizers” of original art in recent times, allowing artists to upload and curate their own online print shops. The options are endless, but there are some gems to be had! (Image: “Dhurrie Ocean 2” by Matthew Korbel-Bowers)
Etsy has always been a long-runner for affordable art, and has been connecting artists with art lovers for quite some time. (Image: “Spring Pinks” by Malissa Ryder)