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Do you remember when you thought buying a tapestry was the pinnacle of elevated home decor? That you, Nate Berkus, had done what no one had done before and figured out how to decorate the barren wall over your sofa with as little money and effort as humanly possible? What is it? Do you remember it because you can still see it? Tear it off, get it out, burn it down.
It’s time to invest in wall art that is actually good. Art with taste and perspective and not a single tassel. And buying art – and buying “art” – online is a lot more fun than shopping in person. First of all, there are a lot of options and you can look through without the weight of the world in the eyes of a poor store employee seeing you. Judges you. Second, you can explore different media, shapes, sizes and styles without committing to any. Or commit to a bunch and not know what to do with them. In one way or another.
You can start small with prints that come cheap, depending on where you look. We love a Society6 or Etsy for starting wall art. And you can add to that portfolio as quickly or expensively as you want. There are high quality prints of photography, sketches and paintings. There are mixed media pieces that you can get in their original form or as a copy. There are stores that will frame the art for you. Here are 13 of the coolest places to buy all kinds of wall art online.
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Drool Art is basically inside style for people who love clothes a lot. Modern wall art includes the printing of photos and illustrations, all of which are one level higher than what you are currently doing.
Ready to watch real art? Ready to watch, but actually not ready to buy real art? Come to Saatchi. It has everything that could ever find its way up a wall in your home, from starter prints to complete collectibles.
Justina Blakeney is the mastermind behind the interior design retailer Jungalow, which sells items that are vibrant, cool and sustainably sourced. The wall art is eye-catching, with artists from all over the world sharing a sense of brightness and light-heartedness about nature.
Paper Collective is based out in Copenhagen, which automatically means that it’s cool, we think. It has created its niche in contemporary art, selected by a team of extremely stylish and artistic people. There are lots of geometric prints and cityscapes.
Artsy is, yes, artistic. It is a place to buy art and also learn about art. Come here for your first investment. Artsy has created its name by hosting all types of artists from around the world, making room for different shapes and styles where they may not have been visible before. You can also sell art here.
Have you ever been a millennial on Instagram? Then you have probably seen one of Sarah Bahbah’s art series, which goes very viral every time. And if you have not, yes, you are missing Sarah Bahbah’s really fun art series! They usually have to do with young love and heartache, demonstrated in pictures with a bold caption or two. She drops limited print sales that are quickly sold out, so get on her email list to get notifications.
One of Esquire’s editors (Cam Sherrill, check out his stuff) has a lot of these prints that show bad Yelp reviews of national parks, and they’re really something to see. The print and font are so subtle that you would not even notice that they are funny if subtlety is what you go for.
Of course, Etsy has absolutely no shortage of print to shop from, fun and not, and it’s one of our favorite places to find and support independent designers.
MoMA Design Store
Of course, MoMA Design has a very good design. Come here to get prints of your favorite abstract art and for cool remakes of modern art that won’t even for a second make you say, “But I could have done that.”
54Kibo is one of our favorite online furniture stores, and its wall art collection is not something you should miss. It draws its things – designs, ideas, you name it – from the 54 countries in Africa. The wall art is tightly composed and you can not go wrong with choosing any of it to boost your space.
Wheeler Collective is a father-son photography duo that goes to beautiful places and takes beautiful pictures of those places, and it’s a really good career idea, and why did we not think of it first? If you love the longing feeling of hiking and a French or Italian view of the ocean, you will love these prints.
Society6 sells pretty much any art style you could ever imagine, thanks to a platform that gives artists everywhere a chance to put their designs on something. You can also get things cheap here.
Tappan Collective is the kind of fun, abstract wall art for the person who is not really sure what exactly to get out of abstract art. There is a range of what you can buy, from colorful prints to actual paintings and other wall-friendly multimedia work.
Leifshop’s illustrations are really where they are. They have a quipy personality that we love a little tastefully at home. Everything at Leifshop is big on aesthetics, so it’s more than just a print you’re looking at here. It’s a feeling, a texture and a mood.
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