Ah! Wouldn’t it be nice to just walk into a gallery and say to the curator, “I love this, put the $7 million on my Amex!”
If you’re an art lover, this is the level you hope to reach one day, being able to spend all the money in the world on your favorite Pablo Picasso. However, this is a dream that can become reality but for the foreseeable future all folks like us can afford is a $1000 canvas painting from Etsy (and sometimes even that is a splurge).
Today, we are here to help you out by giving you 7 of the most affordable sources for art lovers to decorate and spruce up those empty, dull walls.
So, let’s start curating.
1. Minted (Printed Pieces)
Minted offers prints from a wide selection of independent artists. If you are looking for originality and uniqueness in design then this online store will have you scrolling through their site for hours. The site is aesthetically pleasing, so you won’t have to sort through much items that don’t suit your interests as you do on other art sites.
2. Society 6 (Printed Pieces)
Society6 is the place to go if you are interested in quirky, eccentric and originality. They offer artists a platform for creation and sale of their work and also offers wall tapestries, framed prints, printed canvases, a huge database of other artsy items you will love.
3. Art.com (Printed Pieces)
Art.com is a beautifully laid out site that invites you in and captivates your attention. The site has a wide range of art pieces with affordable pieces from even artists like Picasso and Rothko. Not to mention, they also have an awesome iOS app that uses virtual reality to help you visualize what a piece of art would look like in your home to help you make an informed choice. Get the app here.
4. Zatista (Original Pieces)
Zatista makes it easy to sort by price and other criteria to make your shopping experience easier and more focused. If you are on a very tight budget you can simply jump to their Under $500 section and have access to a wide variety of beautiful prints and originals to decorate any room in your house.
5. Artfinder (Original Pieces)
Artfinder allows you to buy directly from artists worldwide and have pieces starting below $500. You must sign up to use their services and they have a community of over 850,000 art lovers.
6. Saatchi Art (Original Pieces)
Saatchi Art allows you to personalize your buying experience making you able to curate your search by style and price. It is a fine art website that has a wide range of offerings and even a limited edition print site if that is more your thing.
7. Etsy (Original Pieces)
We all know Etsy as the go-to place for handmade crafts, but art is not far behind, as it is one of the biggest marketplaces online for original art pieces. If you have some time on your hands to hunt through a wide selection of offerings, you are almost guaranteed to turn up lucky. Better yet, you are buying directly from the artist, so you can ask all the questions you need before purchasing.