The search for affordable art

One of the best ways to customize your space is through wall art. However, it can be quite difficult to find inexpensive prints that aren’t hanging on the walls of dorm rooms across the country.

Thankfully, with the surging popularity of online sites such as Etsy, you don’t have to settle for the same old Salvador Dali or Ansel Adams print all your friends had in college. A variety of unique and attractive pieces created by independent artists are available online for surprisingly affordable prices. Plus, you’ll likely feel even better about purchasing from a “real” artist rather than a big box store, as the sellers are usually very gracious and ship your order right away.

I recently purchased this print from Etsy seller Swallowfield for just $26. As I was looking for a slightly larger size, she set up a custom order for a 12” x 16” print. It came in the mail three days later. I matted it nicely in a 16” x 20” frame that I scored for $22 at Michael’s. All told, I spent about $50 on a great focal point for our living room!

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