Post # 1
I don’t have thousands of dollars to spend on art but I would spend a couple hundred.
Where do you go to buy large art for a bedroom wall?
The rest of the art hanging in my house was given to me ( yes, I made sure I liked it first) but no one gave me anything that went with the colors of my bedroom.
I check Home Goods, BBB, Target for their big canvas prints but haven’t seen anything I like yet.
I need suggestions or where to go.
Post # 2
World Market maybe? Or Etsy!
Post # 3
ajillity81: Art does not need to be selected to match the colors of your room. Pick what you love without regard to being an accessory to your room.
I like to support local up and coming artists so I attend local sales at The Emily Carr Insitiute of Art.
Do you have anything like that where you live? Or sales by local amateur artists?
Post # 4
I got this print of a crew rower from art.com (My other half is a rowing coach) With the frame (from michaels crafts) it was under 100!!
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Etsy is also a good source.
Post # 6
I’ve bought some stuff I really like at World Market, but I don’t really buy art as a long term investment. I just buy what goes with what I’m trying to do.
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
ajillity81: We bought a huge print of the Eiffel Tower from Ikea for $50. They had lots of large wall art canvases under $100.
Post # 8
alliefly: MsJ2theZ: i never heard of world market, i will definatly check it out.
julies1949: right now my walls are just plain grey, i have a vase and a bedspread with the color that i want that room accent to be. so i am looking for art with a particular color in mind yes, if i found something i loved, i would go in another direction, but i haven’t found anything for that room yet. i have not heard of emily carr but i do remember years ago about artist sales at the state fairgrounds. i will have to see when they have one.
LittleE3: glad you had success with art.com. i was just looking on their site. did you like the quality? was what you purchased exactly what you were expecting? i’m a little nervous about buying something online that may not be returnable that i can’t see in person.
beachbride1216: i think i looked at ikea the last time i was there. i got my duvet cover from there. if only i could frame that, i love the pattern.
Post # 9
ajillity81: they have a lot of quality options Ranging From the super cheap to the very very pricey for each print. We went with a cheaper option because, you know, student loans own me. It’s the quality of a nice poster. I really like it. We have some nicer stuff that was given to us. i think it’s great quality for the price we paid
Post # 10
I second the suggestion for Etsy! Tons of artists sell original work on Etsy, which means you can get original investment pieces at somewhat reasonable prices!
Here are some random examples from when I searched “watercolor” and “oil painting” on Etsy:
Post # 11
I really like Hobby Lobby, but it’s cheaper.
Post # 12
west elm has lots of art I love! They collaborate with local artists and make some fantastic yet affordable pieces!
I also check out local art shows, but those can be hit or miss.
I agree with PPs – I’ve gotten great art off of Etsy!
Post # 13
We actually got a really big one that we love from ikea!
Post # 14
ajillity81: I would routinely check back with Homegoods, TJmaxx and Marshalls…. they get new inventory daily…
Here are some other ideas-
- Pier One Imports (clearance section has some nice stuff for reasonable prices)
Have you considered printing out photos and framing them yourself?????
Post # 15
If you are willing to spend a few hundered I’d actually check out graduating exhibitions at your local university or art school. I’ve picked up a few pieces like this before and it’s always a great way to support young artists in your local community.