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Found: 22 Affordable Artworks Under $500 to Elevate Your Space

Found: 22 Affordable Artworks Under $500 to Elevate Your Space
Found: 22 Affordable Artworks Under $500 to Elevate Your Space

The journey towards creating a space you love is never a linear path. There will be moments of doubt and frustration fused with joy and elation as you distill your style and source the “perfect” pieces to visually tell your story. One of the most transformative ways to weave your narrative into a room is through art. There’s nothing quite like the power of a painting, sketch, or photograph to really bring a space to life, adding that much-needed depth, heart, and soul you crave. 

But the handmade nature of artwork often means it’s on the pricier side and budgets aren’t always accommodating. Right? Well, we’re here to tell you that beautiful art doesn’t always have to cost you. You can find incredible emerging artists on Instagram (like Athena’s faves Art by Lana and Aliyah Sadaf), Etsy, Chairish, Tappan, or Saatchi if you’re willing to search for them (pro tip: search by price range!). As always, the thrill is in the hunt! 

To get you started, we went down the artistic rabbit hole online to find the best affordable art pieces under $500 to elevate your space without breaking your budget. You’re welcome!

Caroline Adrienne Mini Minimal Beige White Abstract

Layers of textured acrylic paint in cool and warm tones of beige, cream, and white will bring depth and soul to any room.

Michelle Andrea Art Black Abstract Art

This original piece is created by Michelle in her studio in Calgary, Canada which means the painting you order won't be 100% identical to this one pictured but that's the joy in ordering custom. It also comes unstretched and unframed so you can decide how you want to display it on the wall when it arrives. It's just ever so slightly above the $500 limit we set for this story but I think you'll agree, it's worth it.

Douglas Diaz Acrylic, Pencil, Oil Pastel on Paper

I was first introduced to Douglas' work on Instagram via my friend and interior designer, Julie Van Daele during the early stages of quarantine. When lockdown hit the island, Douglas kicked off a series of Quarantine Daily Drawings that he signed and stamped with that date, then sold via Instagram DM for $200 each. I bought one on my birthday and had it framed as a beautiful reminder of this challenging but meaningful time. He just launched the series again on the anniversary of the Bali lockdown where he is posting two drawings a day. My advice? Turn on post notifications because these sell out fast!

Kimberly George Art Original Abstract Wall Art

This abstract sculpture on canvas is handmade using plaster in a smoky white to bring that 3D texture to any space. And at $60 the price can't be beat.

Framed Plaster Wall Art

Finding unique artwork on Etsy is all about typing in the right keywords into the search bar. We found this one with the keyword "abstract painting" and plaster art" and we're positively smitten with its touchable texture.

Bella McCormick Whiskey Limited Edition Print

Bella McCormick is a hyper-realistic artist whose photo-like drawings take 100 hours to produce. Her work focuses on objects and how they transform with use and time.

Alexis Arnold Lechuguilla Columns

The subtleness and simplicity of this print are its strength. Based on a National Geographic photograph of calcite columns in a cave in New Mexico, Arnold encourages the viewer to look closer and only then can you appreciate its true beauty.

Large abstract painting

Abstract shapes fused with blurred lines and mixed media make this contemporary artwork a must-have at home.

Large Abstract Brown Minimalist Wall Art

Hand painted with texture brush strokes in acrylic and oil, this minimalist painting turns up the volume in any room with a quiet confidence.

Caroline Adrienne Large Beige Painting

Sometimes a neutral textural painting can elevate a room or recede to create a surprise and delight moment for the viewer.

Alyssa Hamilton Art Relief [1] Abstract Print

Buying a print on canvas is a great affordable way to feature art at home.

textured wall sculpture Sculpture Jolina Anthony

Rich in texture and layered media, this sculptural piece (wood on canvas) will be perfect for a bedroom to evoke a serene mood. It's diminutive size allows you to play with scale and negative space.

Jonathan David Lange

This abstract mixed media on paper is a meditation on ideation and thinking or lack of!

Bonhava Art Studio Beige and Black Textured Painting

This simple acrylic and oil painting will bring texture and dimension home.

Marble Wish Large Abstract White Painting

This white textured painting comes in a range of sizes from 24" to 80" so you can add that much-needed visual language to a space as needed.

Modern Abstract Mixed Media Framed Art No. 3

Defined by the integration of twine, this abstract piece offers visual depth and intrigue.

Push Painting Soyoung L Kim

Created after a visit to Thailand, Kim was inspired by all that she witnessed and experienced there—the colors, the movement, the space. Now, this is how you bring color into a room.

abstract Acrylic on canvas

If you're not sure where to start when it comes to art, then start with a neutral abstract piece like this acrylic beauty. The canvas edges have also been designed to be hung without a frame, too.

Jordan Samuels Contemporary Minimalist White Abstract Textural Painting

This minimalist painting has texture all the way to the outside to create a sculptural edge. It also comes wired and ready to hang.

This one is on the higher side $587 but it's such a beautiful piece and in our opinion, art is always a worthy investment. It has the power to truly transform a room.

Oversized Abstract Oil Painting

Create a grand entrance at the front door or a conversation starter in the living room with this striking abstract oil painting. This artist also invites custom size requests.

Ross Severson Contemporary Modern Abstract Acrylic Painting

Part of the ongoing “Isolation” series, this minimal black and grey painting on raw canvas evokes a stylish mood and sentiment in any space.

This abstract geometric form in acrylic gouache paints on textured thick paper (300gsm) is a stoic beauty.

This post was originally published on April 23, 2021, and has since been updated.

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