As we grow older and wiser, we develop a sense of style an division that can create positive vibes and good energy throughout our house hold and daily lives. I’ll never forget my first apartment when I had to start decorating on a shoe string budget – it was very difficult to marry my lack of funding with a sexy vibe that fit the South Florida backdrop I was living in.
For me, art represents personal expressions and combines them with my desire to do interior design. Of course, being raised in the Midwest, I grew up with parents who hung up pictures of corn fields and pheasants, which doesn’t really fit the ritzy vibe South Florida puts off!
Twenty years later, as a Mom, collector, and supporter of my man-cave hungry hubby, I’ve gone to the moon and back helping friends decorate their homes with the best art for their personal taste, budget, and style. This page represents my time put into that endeavor and I hope it serves as a guide for anyone looking to decorate any part of their homes.
While I’ll never speak bad about art galleries, and enjoy visiting them, I buy the majority of my art online. This not only makes shopping easy (especially with kids to tote around), but it also gives me access to artists I would have never encountered otherwise.
When you shop for art online, you have many options. Today I’ll recap the best of them, as well as share with you some tips on saving money when you shop at each website.
There really is no shortage of destinations online where you can purchase art. Here is a round-up of my favorite places to buy art on the Internet.
#1: Society 6
A very simple, easy to use website where you can buy affordable art. Offering home decor, bedding, iphone cases, stationary, apparel, and much, much more, this is my go-to website to find unique items that you won’t find elsewhere. You’ll often see me blog about items I find on this website in my weekly column, as I firmly believe in promoting artists that are doing neat things! If you are an artist, there is no easier website to submit your work and start earning from your items.
#2: Saatchi Art
This website features a wide variety of art and it’s neatly organized by curators which allows you to sort the art by price.
You can buy original art, paintings, sculptures, and much more.
You can buy just about anything at Amazon.com these days, including art – and even art supplies! I always find diamonds in the rough on this shopping portal, and the prices are amazing. It’s such a huge selection that I can literally spend hours upon hours on this site.
Let’s talk about where to buy art supplies for a moment. I have many solid places you can buy art supplies online, and here are my quick links to get just about anything you need to create awesome works of art in your own home.
#1: Dick Blick
For years, this has been a leading place to buy canvas, paint, brushes, and all other art supplies.