Your home should be a curation of pieces that you love and items that speak to you, by doing this you will create a home that is truly a reflection of your personality and life experiences. One way to help create a home that is unique to you and shows your personality is to fill it with artwork that you love.
Many believe that buying art is completely out of their reach or didn't even realise that buying artwork was an option for them, but this couldn't be further from the truth. Rather than picking up something generic and mundane from the high street which you could find in hundreds of other homes, why not pick up some art that is affordable, distinctive and goes someway to help support artists worldwide?
There are many online galleries where you can by affordable art for all budgets and tastes, these are a pick of my favourite online galleries:
Artfinder- Has artwork ranging in price from £10 - £50,000 and with 10,000 artists worldwide to choose from there is definitely something to suit every budget and taste. You can pick from different media, styles, subject, price range and colour to help find something that suits your own home. A great website for a browse if you aren't sure exactly what you are after.
Degree art - This is a great website for discovering and buying artwork from students and recent graduates. The artwork not only has the potential to become a valuable investment but you are helping to support emerging talent. Again with artwork ranging from£10-£10,000 you can definitely find something to suit your own taste.
art republic - This website offers a great collection of artwork and prints from well known artists such as Picasso, Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst to less known and emerging talent who are just starting their careers. Again the prices range from £20 - £10,000 and you can browse artwork by Subject, Art movement, Colour and Celebrity, if you wish.
King & McGaw - Offer prints of some of the most famous artworks in the world. They also stock ranges of posters and prints from the V&A, British Transport Museum, Vogue, Penguin Books alongside many others. Again prices are incredibly reasonable and you can shop the collection by choosing what room you want the artwork for. Their website is great for advice if you aren't sure what you want.
This is not an exhaustive list of all the online galleries the internet has to offer and there are many more notable ones including desenio, Print club London, Nickie Kelly, Rise Art, The Contemporary Chester, Lumitrix, Etsy to name a few. The key is to really buy something that you love, there is no right or wrong to buying art and it is a very subjective thing. Just buy what you love and will be happy to look at every day and you can't go wrong.
If you need any help picking or styling your artwork give me a shout, I'd be happy to help you wade through all the options.