Art is one of those things that really makes a house feel like home. It’s such a personal home accessory that shows the personality of a home’s inhabitants. I love when art makes me feel something or brings me back to a memory or point in time. While I love supporting local artists and am a huge fan of original artwork, I’ll be the first to admit- art can be extremely expensive. Luckily, digital art prints are ever evolving and are becoming super accessible. Printable art is quick, easy, and is often a very budget-friendly or FREE way to add interest to your walls. Did you know I even have a couple digital prints for sale over at Juniper Print Shop? I do! You can find my beloved bison print, as well as my windmill (pictured above). They can both be downloaded for just $20 each and printed to your liking (although physical prints are also available)! I thought it might be helpful to share a little list of my favorite resources when it comes to purchasing digital artwork. Click through to see my favorite sources for digital / printable art.
Obviously, you already know I’m a big Juniper fan, as I’ve been singing praises in the intro of this post, but I just love what Jenny and her team are doing for the art & design community. I can attest to both ends of her business… as an artist, I’m so appreciative of the support from Juniper! As a designer, I love having an incredible resource or large database filled with gorgeous work I can easily and quickly incorporate into a project. It’s just a matter of finding what speaks to me! In my kitchen, you’ll find my best friend Laurie Anne’s work… which is also available on Juniper. Those little seascapes put a smile on my face while I’m cooking each night. My point being- there is LOTS of wonderful art to be discovered over there, and you can rest assured knowing you’ll make a Juniper artist (like me) very happy by making a purchase.
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Spoiler alert… the above print is going in our basement bath! Please excuse the terrible photo. Unfortunately, I got home from photographing Emmett’s office yesterday evening and was quickly running out of daylight by the time I got this equestrian beauty framed. Vintage Supply is my favorite new source for digital prints! The quality is incredible, the content is spot on, and the entire collection is so very sophisticated and well curated. I felt like I had discovered a goldmine when I stumbled across April’s online shop. Fun story… she actually reached out via Instagram weeks ago, asking if she could send a print. Given my inbox is currently a little bit of a disaster, I just got her message last night. I had already purchased this beauty for our bath a month or two ago, and I’m hoping this will be a nice surprise for her. I love, love, love supporting small business owners with a similar aesthetic! I can’t recommend this shop enough.
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You guys know my love for Etsy runs deep. This resource probably comes as no surprise, but Etsy is a great source for digital art downloads. I knew I wanted to incorporate a gallery wall of vintage ski prints in our home shortly after moving to Utah. Etsy was my resource for curating and collecting those! They lived in our master bedroom at our previous home, and currently live in our basement media room. My biggest tip for printable art shopping on Etsy? Narrow your “digital art print” search! In the left-hand side bar, you’re able to narrow by subject. I like to check the following boxes: painting, portrait, abstract & geometric, landscape & scenery.
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The Met Collection is especially amazing because it’s filled with renowned works by the greats! You can also filter your search, explore collections, and download every single thing on display. It’s an incredible resource. In addition to printing the images of your choice, it also makes a great “screensaver” or piece of art for the Frame TV, that I’m always talking about. If you missed my tech post, click here! In the above image, the Frame TV in our master bedroom is currently displaying Van Gogh’s Irises. Isn’t it awesome?! I’ll definitely be taking advantage of The Met’s website more often.
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Burst and Pexels are very similar, so I figured grouping them together was an easy way to chat about using photography as art! Both are 100% free and are packed full of images that are worthy of your walls. I like to search for subject matter like landscapes (like the ones pictured above), animal portraits, obscure backgrounds, abstract images, etc. For example… I searched “horse” on both sites and found some VERY Ralph Lauren looking images that would look great framed in a gallery wall. They’re both very fun sites to explore.
As I previously mentioned, art is such a personal piece of your home. I feel like life is too short to have bare walls! I think a common misconception is that you have to have a large budget to begin collecting or displaying art, but I’ve not found that to be true. Your collection is unique to YOU. There are so many fantastic resources that fit any budget- and some are even FREE. Use them as an opportunity to tell your story in your home, and install pieces that put a smile on your face.
Are there any other resources I should include? I’m sure there are plenty of shops and online sources I have yet to discover! I’d love to hear about them in the comment section below. Were any of my recommendations new to you? I hope so, and I also hope this post was helpful in inspiring you to expand your art collection. Let me know if you find anything good! Have a great day, friends.