Thanks to everyone who entered StyleCarrot partner Minted’s $100 Minted Affordable Art Print Giveaway. I just picked the winner. It’s Emily L.! Emily and her husband (whom I happen to know because they both taught my son in elementary school) have toddler triplets. Seriously. Two girls and a boy.
In honor of their little rascals I’ve chose ten child-appropriate art prints. Congrats on your art prize. Emily. Let me know if you need help picking anything out. Minted has lots of affordable artwork, especially art prints for kids.
Minted, a favorite StyleCarrot affordable art resource and partner is offering one StyleCarrot reader a code for an art print of his/her choosing worth up to $100. For a chance to win leave a comment at the bottom of this post about which room in your home needs art. If you have a whole wall to tackle, I’m now offering art wall customization services. For $150 (up to three hours) I will help you choose, frame and arrange affordable artwork for your empty walls. (Email me at stylecarrot [at] gmail [dot] com.)
Here’s a look at limited edition affordable art prints from Minted in an autumnal color palette, from abstracts to landscapes to animal artworks in a variety of mediums. You can choose paper quality, multiple sizes, and ten different framing options. I almost always prefer simple frames, as you’ll see below. So scroll through, think about whether you have a room with a blank space that needs filling, and leave a comment.
One winner will be chosen at random for the $100 Minted art print giveaway, which ends next Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 at midnight ET.
I have a tendency to buy smaller works of art, because they are more affordable artwork and they’re easier to take in, and now, because we are running out of wall space. I’d love to get an oversize piece of statement art, particularly a photograph, or maybe an abstract, but it’s hard to devote thousands of dollars on a single luxury purchase (for me, anyway).
That said, money is no reason to live with bare walls or posters left over from college. There is so much affordable original artwork available online. You can buy small pieces whenever you find a bit of extra cash, or happen upon one you like, and over time, build up an impressive and eclectic gallery wall of art.
Here are 20 original affordable artworks available to buy at Saatchi Art, Etsy, UGallery, and Serena & Lily. They’re paintings, watercolors, and mixed media works; none are prints. It’s nice to be able to live with art on which you can see the artist’s hands; the texture, color varieties, and depth. Not that there is anything wrong with prints, mix those in too (there’s a shopping strip at the bottom of the post for prints under $150).
“Perspective Drawing,” Clement Tsang • $300 at Saatchi Art
I’ve been collecting cute and colorful tabletop and kitchen trinkets, like dipped wooden spoons, little patterned bowls, graphic tea towels, flowerpots, and such, because this summer I’d like to attempt to take more original photographs for the blog. I’ve recently attempted to style a few shots (like the ones for the Raddish Kids post), and I think they’ve come out decently. And, of course, I’ve been practicing my still life tablescape and flower photos on Instagram almost daily. The last think I need is more stuff to store, but I figured the items would be good inspiration.
That reminded me of these artworks of bowls that I’ve been saving for a while, and figured today is as good a time as any to post them.