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Friday 20 February 2015


Hanging photos and art on your walls is an easy and quick way to make a home feel a lot more personal. Unfortunately wall art that is not your generic beach scene or a close up of a beautiful flower can be tricky to find on budget so I thought I would share some of the tips on how to find/create affordable wall art.

The first thing that you need to know is that Etsy is your new best friend. Not only do they have an abundance of sellers who make and sell handmade original artwork but there is a huge selection of digital files for sale that you can purchase in varying sizes and then print yourself at home or via a printers. I purchased the "More issues than Vogue" digital file from Dantell for £3.32 and was able to get a 16x20 inch print for £12.98 (including delivery) from Photobox. Considering I have seen a similar print with the same text for sale at £30 I think going to the little extra effort of ordering and then printing the image yourself is more than worth the £13.70 saving.

My second tip for affordable wall art is a simple yet effective one, framed posters! I am not talking about the posters that came from magazines and covered my bedroom walls as a teenager. I am talking about theatre/gig posters perhaps or awesome ones like this visual compendium of cameras from Pop Chart Lab. You can find purse friendly black frames in most decent home stores these days but I personally use and recommend The Range as their extensive selection of frames and sizes mean that you should have no problem finding the perfect frame for your prints!

Creating your own wall art this way is so much more affordable than buying pre-made prints and is a great way of updating my no nails gallery wall without forking out a small fortune, result.

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