3 Ways To Add Unique, Affordable Art To Your Home

Written by Jaymi Naciri Posted On Sunday, 31 May 2015 06:02

If you don't have $179 million for an original Picasso, don't fret. There are lots of places you can find original art that won't make you take out a second mortgage.

"Collecting art can be an expensive habit, but these days there are plenty of places to get amazing original art for a great price," said POPSUGAR.

1. Original Art

Check out Buzzfeed's "21 Places To Buy Original Art That's Actually Affordable" for lots of options starting at or under $20 apiece.

One of our favorites is Sebastian Foster, "a contemporary art gallery and print studio located in Austin, Texas" that offers limited edition artist prints.

This painting "Ambassadors of the Otherworldly" by Andy Kehoe, signed and numbered and priced at $50, is giving us a Starry Starry Night vibe with some Texas flair.

Minted sells limited edition prints from independent artists that can be ordered in a variety of materials and sizes, framed and unframed. And, you can see a preview right on screen.

This stunning limited edition print "embrace" by R studio starts at just $20.


Tiny Showcase is one of POPSUGAR's choices for original art. The great thing about this place? "Each week, the curators behind Tiny Showcase choose a piece of art to turn into a limited print run and the artist chooses a charitable organization that will receive a percentage of the profits, they said.

We can't look away from "Mr. Batti of Italy" by The Head Light Hotel, so just know that if you buy one of these signed prints, you'll be in good company with the one that's soon going to be hanging on our living room wall.

POPSUGAR also likes Society6, a place for art prints as well as "iPhone cases, pillows and more."

2. Personalized art

For a personal touch, DNA 11 offers fingerprint art portrait that are "a stunning testament to your individuality."

Offered in a variety of colors, sizes, and styles, the art is created through a kit that includes "ink strips, collection cards, easy to follow instructions, color sample swatches for selecting your color and an envelope for sending back your fingerprint."

DNA 11

Display the wares of your little artists in a cohesive, charming way by creating an art wall. A collection of inexpensive frames from IKEA (8.5 x 11" white frames, $1.99 each) and a laser level, and you've got a meaningful, museum-quality showcase.


3. Found art

What do jar lids, Legos, skateboards, and computer keys have in common? They've all been turned into some pretty remarkable art pieces using found objects, like Zac Freeman's Amazing Found Object Portraits.


You may not be able to buy one of his works of art on a budget, but perhaps raiding the recesses of your closets will yield some inspiration materials for your own piece.

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