It’s finally Friday, and in the most British thing I could describe, a beautiful week of sunshine finally reaches its end with the clouds rolling in, the weather beginning to chill, and the mild disappointment of off-and-on-again rain.
In the same spirit, it seems my ability to write is coming in off-and-on today. Right now, it’s an off moment, as it seems to have been this week. For those of you bloggers with eons more experience than I do, did it take you a while to get into a rhythm of posting? Because that’s definitely where my head is right now. I’d love to hear how you overcame this mind-not-coming-over-matter struggle!
However, because there is always a silver lining, all this posting procrastination has led me to do a lot of research on my favourite – and least favourite – thing to find for the home: art.
I love it because it’s visual, visceral and adds dimension to any home, particularly a rental apartment like ours. I absolutely believe that you can make any space look well designed just through artwork alone.
Why do I hate it, too? For one, it’s such a commitment. I read somewhere that, when picking out art, the image in question should arrest you. But what happens when you grow and change, and that expensive piece of art no longer has that same arresting effect? Secondly, it’s such a personal thing, choosing art, that the UN-level negotiation tactics required to pick something you both love, well, is quite exhausting.
I absolutely believe that you can make any space look well designed just through artwork alone.
This is why I love prints. In the UK, many amazing sites, such as East End Prints and Etsy (and in the US, Minted) allow anyone to find personal, beautiful art for their home, without having to invest a small fortune. Although Stag and I dream of having original canvas artwork one day, prints really make our home stand out for now.
We hope you love the ones we have picked out as much as we do and would love to see any others you either have in your home or want to buy!
Friday Finds: Best Affordable Art Prints
- Moonrise by Tracie Andrews | £19.95 | East End Prints
- Foliage by HelloMarine | £46.95 | Cassius And Coco on Trouva
- Espresso by The Lost Fox | £58.00 | Material on Trouva
- Tigre by HelloMarine | £46.95 | Cassius And Coco on Trouva
- Sacred Burro by Brian Mashburn | £40.00 | Nelly Duff
- Shades of Green by My Deer (medium size, also in large) | £34.00 | Ross & Brown on Trouva
- ‘You Will Forever Be My Always’ by I Love My Type | £29.99 | House Envy
- Small Talk by One Must Dash| £32.00 | Design Vintage on Trouva