Spring is finally here and if you’re living up to the gospel of every home and garden magazine, you’re busy cleaning, organizing and purging. Me…not so much. My spring to-dos are all about livening up my space (and closets!) with fresh colors. Outside, I’ll be planting hydrangeas and daffodils along with colorful veggies. Inside, I’ll be refreshing my walls with new artwork.
Spicing up your living space isn’t as hard (or as expensive) as it may seem. There has never been a better time to buy gorgeous, super affordable framed art. From high-quality reprints to originals and canvas to tapestries, there are so many possibilities for every room of the house. If your walls already feel crowded, make way for new pieces by reordering them with your faves to design a gallery wall. The best part? Anything goes when it comes to styling one: Framed photography alongside canvas, pictures arranged close together or far apart…it all works!
We’ve got a slew of fun trends to mine this spring—succulents as art, pretty shades of blush, pieces with a handmade artisan vibe, mixed materials, beautiful typography and so much more. Below we’ve rounded up some of our favorite on-trend art under $50 to get you inspired. Your walls will thank you.
This pretty in pink palette makes it easy to incorporate one of home decor’s hottest colors on your wall. Pops of soft and bright pinks feel playful alongside rich golden hues. A sleek gold frame adds sophistication to the 13 x 13 print.
Designers love using the ampersand in their decor in part because of its endless symbolism: from commitment to infinite possibility. In this framed print, an ampersand is styled as textual art in a nod to typography and the beauty of fonts and letters. Hang it solo to add flair to any space or group it with mirrors and canvas prints as part of a gallery wall.
Tiles of Portugal
Taken in Lisbon, Portugal, this 8 x 10 photograph framed in white showcases old word beauty and charm via the gorgeous tiles that can be seen on weathered buildings throughout the city. The limited edition print is by Annie Montgomery, a London-based artist who loves hand drawn details mixed with modern touches.
Botanicals in the bedroom or bathroom are timeless. Yellow leaves brighten up a gray backdrop without overpowering it. This 16 x 16 canvas looks and feels like museum quality art and is a pretty way to liven up a small space.
A gorgeous blue seascape comes to life in this unframed print that depicts a storm over a roiling ocean. Painted with rich indigo ink by Portland, Oregon-based artist Jen Rork, it’s sure to make waves in any room of the house.
If you’ve always wanted an indoor vertical garden (minus the maintenance), you’ll love these faux succulents. They look just like the real thing but need zero care. At just under $25 a pop, buy four to create an instant gallery wall of greenery, which also happens to be Pantone’s color of the year.
Hippy Wall Tapestry
This 50 x 60 bohemian wall tapestry creates an instant accent wall. The geometric coral and beige pattern also looks fabulous draped over a sofa. Not the color combo you’re looking for? The pattern also comes in gold and red, navy blue and white and teal and green.
The beauty and simplicity of tangerines in this watercolor piece is a timeless nod to savoring just-picked fruit from the tree. The limited edition framed 8 x 10 print by Vienna, Austria-based artist Alexandra Dzh adds a punch of energy to any room.
One of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Georgia O’Keeffe is best known for flowers—gigantic, gorgeous flowers. This close-up of poppies commands attention and anchors everything from modern to contemporary decor. The vibrant red and orange beauties in this unframed piece look like a close-up photograph of one of the artist’s favorites.
In this vintage meets mod piece, a vinyl record is outlined in a forest while a couple of kids fly a kite. A bamboo frame completes the contemporary work by Robert Farkas, a Budapest, Hungary-based digital artist.
We Think You Can
Inspire your littlest or most grown-up love with the power of positive thinking. Designed by Kansas City, Missouri-based artist Jill McDonald, the unframed print’s bold colors add instant cheer to your space.
Visible brushstrokes, textured canvas, and mixed materials are on trend and on display in this modern work of graphic art. Vibrant orange, pink and purple pop beautifully alongside gray, black and white. A sleek white wood frame gives the print a polished look.
Green Sea Shells
This print flips traditional seashell art on its head and reinvents it into a contemporary piece that channels a coastal vibe. The trio of green shells will make you feel like you’re relaxing in a beachside retreat. The 14 x 14 print is framed in a calming ash gray.
Bold and Beautiful
The colors in this black, pastel and gold beauty stand out in a home office or bedroom. The artist, New York-based Rebecca Allan, is known for layered and nuanced abstract paintings. Bonus: It’s framed in bamboo.
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