Filling up a wall with affordable art is far from an easy task. First off, art preference is incredibly personal. It can be tough to hit the online shops with a singular goal of “finding art.” You never know what’s going to resonate with you, when it will happen, or why it does. But the truth is, sometimes you just need to get some artwork quickly—because there aren’t many people who love empty white walls for a prolonged period of time.
Ahead, we pulled together our favorite places to shop for affordable art online. Supplement these purchases with random pieces from art fairs—or even your favorite local art gallery—and you’ve got the beginnings of your own collection.
Top sources for affordable art
Founded in London in 2011, Artfinder is an online marketplace for original pieces of art from around the globe. The site sorts its offerings by both style and medium, making it easy to browse the more than 200,000 pieces (including abstract paintings, sculpture, photography, collage, and digital art), all of which are signed by the artist. Prices start at $24 and can go up to over $3000. The site also has dedicated services for interior designers purchasing cool artwork for its clients.
On the more expensive side, Saatchi Art boasts an impressive collection of art. While some of the prices can reach into the thousands, original art—which includes photography, collages, canvas prints, oil paintings, and sculptures—starts at around $110, and limited-edition prints at $75. The site also runs a complimentary art advisory service, where a team of curators will build a collection for you based on your taste or space.
The goal of 20×200 is to provide art for everyone. The 1,000 editions the site has produced so far range from $24 to $10,000, and each is produced exclusively for 20×200. The company also wants customers to be passionate and knowledgeable about the art it receives, so every print or photo ships with documentation about the work, and the site announces each new launch with an informative write-up on the artist and project.
The art section of Serena & Lily is full of watercolor (or watercolor-inspired) artwork—perfect for a sunroom, nursery, or any place that needs a little boost in the “peaceful” department. That’s not the only style that’s offered, but scrolling through the many options will be like ASMR for your eyes.
There is a whole lot of everything on SSENSE, and the best part is that each piece looks like it was carefully curated—even if you impulse purchase something you saw for approximately 30 seconds. Be prepared for that to happen because there are a lot of beautiful things in stock and there are constantly new arrivals. That also means that things can sell out quickly, especially if they’re one-of-one.
When you think of Minted, there’s no doubt that stationary and gifts come to mind—but don’t sleep on its incredible collection of art. You’ll find curated collections that feature independent artists, Black artists, and more. There are pieces in a wide variety of mediums, including paintings, drawings, photography, and more. It also has really unique and stylish options for custom art. For example, you can commission a portrait of your pooch or a rendering of your home.
It’s no secret that Anthropologie has an incredible sale section, but did you know it has a hefty wall art selection, as well? There are paintings, prints, and even art in different types of frames. And we’re not talking the usual wooden frames—think studded designs and lots of gold.
Allmodern is a one-stop shop for anything—literally anything—you may need for your living space. Furniture, decor, dinnerware, and lots of art. You can find some real gems, like work from Amber Vittoria, if you dig deep.
We love Schoolhouse for the plethora of lighting and furniture options—but they also had a solid roster of wall art. If poppy prints are your kind of decor, buckle up. There’s also a good selection of graphic art, featuring bold fonts.
For those who like to swap out their art on a regular basis, Society6’s assorted collection of whimsical, affordable prints is a great bet. Everything from cheeky sayings to watercolor florals, nature scenes, and abstracts can be had for as little as $20, so your gallery wall is limitless.
Our favorite Danish furniture business also dabbles in the arts. The picks tend to skew bold and colorful, and there are often solid sales happening so you can score a deal. There may not be a ton of options, but each one feels really special and will quickly become your favorite piece of home.
Herman Miller is famed for its office chairs and midcentury-modern furniture, but the brand also has a unique selection home decor, including contemporary prints and posters. Among them, you’ll find pop art, typography, and abstract art, all bursting with vivid color.
Ok, here’s a fun one: Choose your favorite photograph (that you’ve taken) and have it printed out in a massive size—just make sure it’s hi-res. This is a fun way to mark your own personal mark on your space and you can order prints up to 60” x 40”.
This European art store is based in The Netherlands and ships worldwide. Its top-quality giclée prints run the creative gamut. You’ll find colorful abstracts, vintage prints, and Japandi pieces, which blend together Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics. There’s even a nursery collection that has chic baby room decor. Oh, and if you’re looking for a gift idea, you’ll be happy to know it offers gift cards starting at €10,00 (the equivalent of $12.20).
You never really know what you’re going to find at Burke Decor, and that’s part of the fun. While there are some more budget-friendly fine art options (think: $300), you can find some one-of-a-kind additions for your collection—as long as you’re open to spending a bit more.
An international treasure trove of artworks awaits at Singulart, where artists from more than 100 countries present their creations. Shoppers can browse by medium or price point, and can do so in multiple languages including French, German, Spanish, Mandarin and Korean. Something caught your eye? Request additional images from one of the platform’s on-call art advisors.
West Elm is a destination for all things tasteful: Furniture, rugs, lighting, home decor, and more. It also has an expansive selection of wall art. Prints, photography, and canvas art are par for the course, and it also stocks 3D pieces, tapestries, and macramé art. There’s something for every room in the house, from pastel pieces fit for a nursery to Japanese art that would make sense in a modern, minimalist space. If you live near one of its physical stores, you can check out a small sample of its offerings in real life. However, its selection online is even more robust.
Nordstrom, no doubt, is a fashion and beauty destination, but the stylish retailer is also a hub for design-forward decor, including photography, art prints, and paintings.
If you’re anything like us, you rely on Etsy for all things home decor, and cool paintings and original works are no exception. Etsy offers every type of art you can imagine, from stunning black-and-white photography to bespoke oil paintings. Shop at Etsy, and you can take anything—your living room, home office, man cave—to the next level while also supporting small business owners and artisans.
A favorite of the interior-design set, 1stDibs hosts a large inventory of art from established galleries, from Old Master dealers to contemporary specialists, much of which is available for purchase on the spot. Original Banksy street art has even been known to pop up now and then. Prices for many works are listed, and you can easily filter your search. The site’s curated sales are a good way to see how art might mix with vintage and antique furnishings or to check out artists whose work you might not know.
Target has lovely curations of cool art, including quirky, boho picks from Opalhouse and geometric, abstract, and modern artwork from Project 62. Framed or unframed, with matting or without, sets or single pieces, Target has it all.
Mixtiles takes the guesswork out of creating a gallery wall. It has tons of ready-to-go sets that are made to complement one another in color, style, and placement. If you don’t like all the items in a set, don’t worry: You can easily remove or replace the art in each collection (it has a huge art library to choose from). Additionally, you can upload your own photos or artwork to make something completely custom.
The other great thing about Mixtiles? It has sticky strips on the back of each print that stick to your wall. That’s right: no nails, no hammers, no damage. Plus, you can remove and re-stick them with ease.
Drool believes that you should never settle for boring walls—and we couldn’t agree more. Its contemporary collection of art features prints, original paintings, graphic design, typography, and more. Shopping for the right piece is easy, given that you can sort by theme, color, medium, or subject.
One look at Good Black Art’s selection will show you these statement pieces are worth every penny. Good Black Art curates work from Black artists around the globe, while simultaneously mentoring them and fostering community along the way. The result is a selection of artwork that evocatively captures aspects of the Black experience. Offerings range from ceramic sculptures by Maya Beverly to futuristic paintings by Kadine Lindsay.
Rifle Paper Co. has some of the cutest prints around, and at an especially affordable price. It has everything from sweet florals to cityscapes, all with a touch of whimsy. Among its bestsellers you’ll find cute art like the homage to the many dog breeds pictured above. All of its art is available with or without a frame, and most prints come in two or more sizes. Come for the art, and you’ll probably head to the checkout with prints as well as some fun wrapping paper or tote bags.
Founded in 2012 by Chelsea Neman and Jordan Klein, Tappan aims to nurture emerging artists by connecting them to seasoned collectors. This support extends beyond the internet too: Tappan has curated numerous exhibitions of its artists in assorted spaces throughout Los Angeles. Tappan certainly features pieces on the higher end—with some items priced at upwards of $10,000—but you’ll also find small paintings for around $175.
54Kibo features contemporary African art across mediums. The brand’s name was inspired by Kibo, the volcanic peak at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Founded by Nana Quagraine to address what she saw as a void in the market, 54Kibo has a fantastic selection of art, pillows, blankets, furniture, rugs, and more. The wall art includes beaded wall hangings, stunning prints—among which there’s a collection by designer Lisa Hunt—and mirrors.
In terms of affordable art, it doesn’t get much better than Art.com. The online retailer has a breadth of options organized by type, price point, and more. You can even purchase frames for your pieces.
Need one big canvas for a statement piece? GreatBigCanvas has you covered. They have a variety of styles and subjects—including vintage art, movie posters, and figurative art. Plus, all of it is meticulously organized into different sections: subjects, colors, styles, rooms, artists, and even ideas specifically for a gallery wall.
BLK MKT Vintage is a Brookyn-based design shop specializing in decor, literature, and records that celebrate Black history and artistic expression. Its online shop features a unique collection of vintage art prints you can’t find elsewhere. The highly framable pieces include rare posters, magazine covers, movie stills, and more. You’ll also find vintage patches, collectible VHS tapes, and trading cards you’ll want to add to your shopping cart.
Looking for a fresh take on wall decor (and home decor in general)? Head to Jungalow. Everything in its collections is fresh, bold, and vibrant. Jungalow showcases collections from artists around the world as well as artworks from founder Justina Blakeney, and much of the selection is bohemian and colorful.
Discover cool prints and modern art posters that will add a polish to your bare bedroom, dining room, and living room walls. The Poster Club is well-curated, reasonably priced, and easy to browse. You can shop by size, orientation, price, color, artist, or art category—and we love a good sorting system because it makes the whole art-buying process less overwhelming. Once you’ve settled on a print, you can also choose a frame. The frames are available in basically every color and style imaginable. Once you have a print and frame picked out, the Poster Club will assemble it and ship out your bespoke creation (you can also buy the prints individually without framing, if you prefer).
Swakara Atwell-Bennett founded BetterShared and launched it in 2016 as a platform dedicated to showcasing artists of the African Diaspora. Based in the U.K. with wide-ranging shipping options within Europe and to the U.S., art lovers can choose from a wide selection of prints, photographs, paintings, and mixed-media works—there’s even a curation for the budget-conscious collector, where no piece is over 100 British pounds.
Like West Elm, we all know and love One King’s Lane for their luxe furniture selection, but the classy retailer also has an equally lovely selection of art. The selection is especially fitting if you’re looking for whimsical, cottage-inspired English art for a gallery wall or to hang around a new home.
Palomarin Decor is a gem of a small business with a unique selection of cottage, coastal, cabin, and island artwork. Notably, Palomarin Decor strives to be as eco-friendly as possible, and all its fine art prints are made using green-certified fine art paper.
Baltic Club is a one-stop shop for home decor, and it has a nice selection of quirky art prints. It offers contemporary works of art featuring animals, plants, florals, city scenes, and more. All the pieces have a fresh feel and are sure to liven up any room. While you’re shopping, make sure to check out the rest of its offerings, including frames, vases, textiles, and stationary.
Wall of Art is a hub for independent artists around the world. You can find work spanning Icelandic artist Silja-Marie Kentsdottir to Berlin-based multidisciplinary artist Leila Lallai. Wall of Art shines in situations where you just need to fill some wall space with a beautiful piece of work.
Similarly, Amazon has all kinds of affordable art. Whatever your vibe, you can find something to suit it—whether it’s retro pop art, anime posters, nature photography, or acrylic art. You can even find reproductions of the world’s most famous art, including Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night.
Part of why we love Urban Outfitters is for their modern yet groovy style—so it makes sense that approach would bleed into the art they feature. Their prints and wall hangings feel fresh and cool, and will add just the right amount of distinct character to your room.
You may have to dig past a few coffee enthusiast prints and run-of-the-mill line drawings, but there are some abstract gems in the mix at Opposite Wall. The subjects hit a wide range: fashion shoot outtakes, city maps, geometric patterns, font spotlights, and much more.
With a wide variety of original artworks available to purchase across a diverse set of mediums, Uprise Art is easily one of your best options to begin investing in your art collection. While some of the pieces can get pricy, the site has sections of curations available at under $800 or under $350. Uprise also offers art consultations and payments in monthly installments to make the artwork more accessible.
If you’re looking for high quality reproductions of some of the world’s best art, you’ll find it in the Museum of Modern Art’s Design Store. Its thoughtfully curated shop has a little bit of everything, including works of impressionism, pop art, and vintage posters.
Copenhagen-based e-tailer Paper Collective sells artworks with a mission. The company collaborates with artists, designers, and illustrators to create prints, posters, cards, and accessories that are certified eco-friendly with a seal from the Danish government. On top of that, a portion of the sale proceeds for each work goes to a charity of the artist’s choosing.
If you’re after fine art photography or abstract textural pieces, BR Home’s black-and-white offerings may catch your eye. The curation is broken into a few categories: wildlife; landscapes and seascapes; architecture, objects, and figures; and geometric and 3-dimensional art. Fans of National Geographic will be super into this option.
The “in stock wall art” section of Scout Design Studio is a fun place to look if you don’t really know what you’re looking for. From prints featuring everyday things—like fish—to Slim Aarons pieces, it’s a total grab bag (in the best way).
Walker Noble is a design studio that has a robust collection of lush landscapes and desert-inspired art. The Saguaro Palm Springs commissioned Walker Noble to create custom pieces for its hotel, a fitting choice. In addition to desert art, Walker Noble also specializes in abstract and landscape art, as well as minimalist line drawings and nature-themed children’s art.
Inprnt features a carefully curated collection of artists. Its unique collections include everything from fine art and photo prints to graphic art and metal prints. It also offer illustrations, like this beautiful watercolor by Seattle-based artist Suzy Spooner. Inprnt prides itself on using top-of-the-line and gallery-quality materials, ensuring that the artwork will last a lifetime and never degrade over time.
As the name suggests, this online art store specializes in cool art prints that pay homage to national parks around the United States. Each poster features a vintage-style design, and is made with 100% recycled stock paper using soy-based inks. All the prints are available as both posters and canvas prints, not to mention postcards and stickers.
Nordic Peace offers a limited collection of minimalist art prints, reproductions, and curated gallery wall sets. Its collection includes graphic art, photography, and word art. In addition to wall art, Nordic Peace also offers a variety of creative, artistic home decor (vases, trays, mirrors, and rugs), and accessories (including phone cases, jewelry, and slippers).
Chop Suey Club is a treasure trove of contemporary Chinese design. In addition to art, CSC sells books, tableware, incense, jewelry, accessories, and clothing—all with an eye towards promoting Chinese culture. If you want to visit CSC at its physical location, you can find the lifestyle boutique in New York’s Lower East Side.
Guilty By Association is definitely one of the more expensive retailers on this list, with some pieces priced as high as $8,000. But there are a few pieces you can score for under $1,000 if you’re looking for a big splurge that doesn’t feel incredibly out of this world. It’s certainly a retailer ideal for those looking to invest in artwork they want to keep forever and ever, and—with Guilty By Association—you’re able to support work that encourages and empowers more inclusivity in art.
What should you consider when investing in art?
The first thing you should do is determine what your budget is, of course, and then decide what size art you’re looking for. Rooms with low ceiling heights can benefit from a large-format print that takes up a ton of space—it really makes a statement. Maybe a gallery wall is more your speed. This option allows you to mix and match art styles: photos, paintings, prints, and multimedia art. Throw in a photo print of your own and you have something completely unique to your space.
Another thing to keep in mind is your framing strategy. Some of the above online art stores offer matching frames with added costs, or frames that perfectly fit the size of art you’re about to purchase. You can also go rogue and check out your local thrift store for a one-of-a-kind art piece. The frame can be just as much a part of the art as, well, the art itself.