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The Best Places to Buy Affordable Wall Art

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Design: theSkimm | Photo: Urban Outfitters, Target
May 23, 2023

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We know the feeling: There’s that one random corner in your home that needs *something* to zhuzh it up, but you’re stumped on how to decorate it. Maybe you’ve just moved and the thought of looking for new art sounds majorly daunting. That’s why we’re here to share all our favorite retailers for affordable wall art. These places sell high-quality, joy-sparking pieces that won’t suck your wallet dry. See you later, endless scrolling.


Minted for unexpected and unique pops of color…

Most people know Minted as the spot for custom stationery, calendars, and holiday cards…but did you know that they sell original art from loads of independent artists? You can find countless mediums, from watercolor to photography. Plus, you can customize the piece to your liking through framing, whether you want a print, a canvas painting, and more. If you’re looking to add color to your space, we love this soothing scene.

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Society6 for funky prints, wall tapestries, and more…

If you’re looking to finally build out your gallery wall, turn to Society6. Their print curation is vast — you can even get prints starting at $15 and framed works starting at $35. Plus, they have the best of the best artist partners with unique perspectives if you’re itching to find something that doesn’t feel basic. We personally love this watercolor donut and this van Gogh-inspired wall hanging.

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Target for pre-framed pieces…

One HQ’r has been raving about her $50 framed canvas from Tarjay and we’ve been eyeing it ever since. It might feel super obvious because Target is a tried-and-true favorite, but their art options are not to be slept on. You can easily find pieces under $100, from subtle framed canvases to statement sets (yep, sets). If you’re looking for an excuse for another Target trip, take this as your sign.

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BeanDaikon, HeartCraftedVN via Etsy

Etsy for pieces other than prints and paintings…

While there are countless options on Etsy for your typical framed piece, we love shopping here for the unconventional options they provide. Not to mention, there are so many makers who can customize things to your liking and space. We’re particularly into their wall hangings, from textured options to neon signs.

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Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters for the best curation of graphics…

You might love UO for their classic tees, but how about their art? If you’re looking to add an extra statement to your kitchen or living room, might we suggest this gradient wall hanging or this adorable orange print? PS: Their pieces seem to fluctuate in and out of stock, with quick turnaround. If you see something, we suggest grabbing it while you can.

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Rifle Paper Co.

Rifle Paper Co. for romantic and whimsical florals…

This is another go-to for building out your gallery wall on a budget. If you love florals and botanicals, you need to check out this brand. If that isn’t really your thing, no sweat. They have plenty more, including city maps and quotes. The best part? Most prints start at $30.

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Virginia Chamlee, Adrienne Brown-David via Artfully Walls

Artfully Walls, if you’re looking for more luxe, curated options…

If you’re browsing for pieces that look like they came straight out of a fancy gallery, Artfully Walls is for you. They partner with different artists from all over the world, so you’re bound to find something that few eyes have ever seen before. Our favorites from the site include Virginia Chamlee for cheeky word art and Adrienne Brown-David for captivating portraits.

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Dormify for canvases and acrylic wall accents…

Don’t let the name deter you. While Dormify has all the best homeware for college and graduate school, their wall art selection is filled with options for the everyday home. Their canvases are ideal because you can hang them quickly, instead of having to worry about the extra costs (and steps) that come along with framing. Plus, we recently discovered all their acrylic options, from wavy mirrors to shaped accents and were shocked at how affordable the prices are.

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