One of the most crucial, and most difficult, aspects of decorating is filling your home with art. Hurry to cover a space, and you may end up with cheap wall art that you don’t connect with. Wait for the correct and meaningful fit, and you may end up with empty space on your walls for longer than you’d like. Or worst of all – you find exactly the right piece to complete a room, but it’s vastly out of your budget. To help you avoid the total tragedy of that last option, we reviewed some of the best art sources on the internet (from Tappan other Saatchi to Etsy other President) and handpicked some of our favorite emerging artists (invest in them now before they blow up) for one-of-a-kind, affordable pieces of art, all comfortably under $ 500.
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Affordable original Art
From abstract paintings made with vibrant acrylics to striking mixed media pieces, owning unique and original works has never been more accessible.
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Perryn Ryan “Purple”
Drawing inspiration from femininity and well-being, the Brooklyn artist and Parsons The New School graduate often paints the female form and yoga poses. No matter the subject, the result is always pure joy.
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Jonathan David Lange “In an apartment in Chicago, looking over Rock ‘n’ Roll McDonalds”
Despite its very specific title, this unique abstract work by Illinois artist and comic book creator Jonathan David Langer could evoke something unique in every viewer.
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Alan Efron Art Abstract Painting
When you’re looking to fill a serious space on a budget, Etsy’s painting section is filled with endless, fantastic finds. According to rave reviews, artist Alan Efron will match the tone of your room with this great oil painting.
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Anna Pepe “Tassels”
This abstract oil pastel drawing, signed by the artist, is simplistic in subject, but the pink toned paper packs a punch.
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Nadia NL “One Drop Painting”
This abstract acrylic piece from the Montreal-based painter arrives ready to hang and bring instant joy to any space.
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Marta Zamarska “Picture of postcard 11 of summer”
Taking the landscape of the Middle East as a reference, the beauty is in the simplicity of this pre-framed oil-on-paper work by the emerging Polish artist Marta Zamarska.
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Simeoni Art Studio Abstract Textured Painting
We are obsessed with the textured details of this abstract work. The artist can paint with black, silver or gold as a secondary color, but clean white is perfect for the minimalist design lover.
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Josh Young “Emma” Design House
Using vibrant acrylics and oil paints, the Washington DC-based artist combines modern techniques with classic portraits for this mixed media work.
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Urbano Espinosa “Painting Words XII”
As part of the Spanish artist’s “Words” series, this original acrylic on Canson paper focuses on symmetry, minimalism and a spirit of less is more.
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Christina Longoria “Palmas # 8”
The charming expressionism of the North Carolina artist allows you to summon the beach wherever you may call home.
Unique and affordable art prints
From limited edition works to daring giclée prints, the following cool finds fill your walls and spark conversations.
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Dorothy Shain “The Kaling Collage”
The Charleston-based artist has been commissioned to complete vibrant work for actress Mindy Kaling in the past. In honor of that creative partnership, Shain released a signed limited edition giclee print, aptly named “The Kaling Collage.”
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Niki Dionne “Satchmo Girl”
The Texas-raised fiber artist and illustrator behind Actual Footage of Me explores how the “perceived self” influences the “presentation of self” of black women, capturing simple moments that are easy to relate to.
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Pop artist Reagan Corbett offers her playful take on Texas iconography, which, as any Texan knows, Whataburger accurately depicts.
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Jessica Poundstone “Color Cloud 10 – We’ve Been Here Before Pigment”
This dreamy, minimalist work by the Portland artist is meditative, immersive, and could add just the right amount of color to your space.
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Alyssa Hamilton “Relief ”
The versatile printed canvas, which can be hung without a frame, injects just the right amount of dimension.
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Desireé Vaniecia “Blessed but underprivileged”
Another limited edition giclée print, Desireé Vaniecia’s “Blessed But Hardly Favored” represents those who master their craft but are not recognized. If the Dallas-based artist’s style sounds familiar, she recently completed a towering mural for the pool deck at Soho House Austin.
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Daylight Dream Editions “Contemporary Colorful Modern Geometric Prints” – Set of 6
This made-to-order print from the Los Angeles-based art studio is an experiment with tones, values, and nuances. A touch of texture in the center of each square (look closely to see it) makes each print unique.
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Bella McGoldrick “Individual Service”
The New Zealand native’s hyper-realistic works, which bring out the texture and details of everyday objects, take 100 hours to draw. By closely studying one of its pieces, the investment of time will come as no surprise.
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Marleigh Culver “Helen II “
Postcards from remote places inspired this abstract work, perfect for encouraging daydreams.
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Mona Vayda’s Still Life Arrangement Series No. 9 “
Satisfy your love for houseplants with a new addition that literally requires no care.