Whether you’re in a studio or a large house, you need some art to make your place feel like a home. We’ve rounded up the best places to buy art and photography from the comfort of your couch.
If you’re a DIY kind of guy, we’ve also found some great sites to download and print the art yourself. Don’t forget to frame your newly printed masterpiece for a finished look.
Option #1: Buy Prints
Here are the best places to buy prints online.
This site has hundreds of independent artists selling unique pieces of art.
Society 6 does the printing and shipping and the artist gets a cut of the sales price, so you can feel good knowing you’re supporting an artist.
If you’re a site searching genius, then Etsy might be the place to get your art.
Since the site isn’t curated (meaning anyone can set up shop), you need to have a good eye and the patience to weed through some questionable choices. We have faith in you.
Redbubble also has a large collection of independent artists peddling their wares.
You can narrow your choices by the type of art you want to hang, like a print or canvas, but you’ll have to scroll through a large collection since there aren’t any other search parameters.
This site has a huge collection of vintage posters from all over the world.
The options are endless and the prices are affordable. Bonus–it’s super easy to purchase ready-made poster frames for instant art gratification.
#5: 40 Fathoms
40 Fathoms is based in England and offers incredibly high-quality posters of unique prints.
Remember those lame posters you had on your walls growing up? These posters are the complete opposite of those. They’re grown-up and sophisticated but still affordable.
This site is perfect if you’re a minimalist or if you’re easily overwhelmed by too many choices.
Bonus: Coco Lapine will ship anywhere in the world for free if you order two or more prints.
#7: Artfully Walls
Artfully Walls offers curated collections of art for those of us too busy to find a collection on our own.
#8: Dwell Studio
Dwell Studio is known for offering modern, stylish furnishings and accessories, and their art collection is no exception.
The selection is small but changes often, and don’t forget your wallet – the prints can get pricey.
#9: Pure Photo
Have you ever wondered where interior designers find those amazing oversized photo prints?
Wonder no more – Pure Photo is the now not-so-secret source that interior designers use. They offer exceptional service and can make art selections for you.
Option #2: Print Your Own Art
Here’s where to get affordable (or free), printable artwork for your walls:
#1: Shortrun Posters
This site doesn’t have a minimum order amount and offers a quick turnaround time. If you’ve got a great photo or a self-made piece of art that you want blown up, this is your site. The prices are hard to beat, plus the web is full of images that are free to download.
#2: NASA Posters
You’ll still have to pay for printing the poster, but now that we’ve told you that Shortrun Posters prints things fast and cheap, you’ve basically got instant art at your fingertips.
This space travel poster collection is courtesy of NASA.
You can’t say the government never did anything for you once you start browsing this extensive catalogue of free images.
Just about anything you’re interested in is available, from architectural prints to historic photographs to political cartoons. Sucking whigs, indeed.
This vast collection of art is also courtesy of the US government. You can find more than 45,000 open access files for download and printing.
If you can’t find free art here that you like, we can’t help you.
#5: Primer Magazine
Primer Magazine offers up lots of free downloadable images to suit just about every style.
Where else can you find Ernest Hemingway holding a shotgun alongside motivational typography prints?
So there you have it – there’s officially no excuse to have bare walls in your home.
Now go forth and add some style to your space!