I have moved around a lot in my lifetime. I think at one point I added up that by the time I was 18 I had lived in at least 10 homes, all for various reasons. One thing that all these homes had in common was they was well decorated. My Mom wasn’t one to keep her walls bare. She would proudly hang up the art she had collected and even painted from home to home. That was something that carried over with me, into my adulthood.
I do know that decorating can get costly. But it really doesn’t have to. While I do love to frame family pictures and hang them, and I have been to a few Home Interior parties, the favorite art on my walls now, is the ones my husband and I have chosen together. Not the expensive ones, but ones we have found at thrift stores and yard sales. The ones that show a bit of our personalities. We surround ourselves with art that means something to us. A pattern, theme or color scheme went out the window a long time ago with us. Walk into our home and you might think you are walking into a cracker barrel or museum (almost, I may be exaggrating- or am I?)
One thing John loves to find is pictures people has painted. Hand painted pictures have meaning and we like that. We also enjoy supporting smaller business. Starving artists and anybody that puts their heart and souls in their artistry.
Now in todays Modern age, you can decorate your home for $5.00. All you need is a printer. For example, Printable Modern Wall Art. Melinda Wood Designs has designs in her Etsy shop for $5.00. You choose the print you like. Order it and receive an email with your design.
Once you receive your email you can print out anything from a 4×6 up to a 11×14. If you don’t have a printer you can send it to a online print store or a local printer shop.
I think this is a super idea for people on a budget. Frames can be found super cheap. If not at your local dollar store, then maybe a local thrift store. Once you buy the design you can print it out once or 10 times in various sizes. This is a great gift for people at the work place, in your family, etc.
Disclaimer: I had a chance to review some of the art from this site in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of it.