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!