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Etsy Art for Every Budget

I feel about supporting etsy shop owners the way some feel about supporting local community artists, that it is vital to the integrity of the community. For a short time, whilst selling headboards on etsy, I became a part of this online community and I still like to support it in whatever way I can. At this moment, that means showing you what awesome art you can buy on etsy for under $200!

Art is a very personal thing so I don’t expect everyone to agree with me on the merits of the pieces I have chosen. That being said, I chose all these pieces because they struck me in some way and are all on sale for reasonable prices.

I love mixed media art. I could see this print in a powder room, kid’s room, or eat-in kitchen. Art (and wallpaper) with birds on it seems so whimsical to me. It makes me smile.

The print below is meant for a nursery but I think it could look great anywhere. You can get the print in different colours to suit your decor.

This photograph is stunning. I thought it was a painting originally.

This print is by Vancouver’s very own Rosa Pearson. See how she displayed it in her own home at flutterflutter.ca. These prints aren’t just for the nursery.

$15.50 at FlutterFlutter

$15.50 at FlutterFlutter

I love the simplicity of these beach prints.

I just think this is plain cute and would be awesome in a nursery.

I don’t have an especially strong affection for horses but this photograph struck a chord with me. The beauty of it actually brought tears to my eyes. Does that mean I should buy it?

$31 by Kellya

$31 by Kellya

I will probably never own a piece of abstract art due to my husband’s dislike of it but I do find it very attractive.

$65 at Duelaberi

$65 at Duealberi

I want this! I love the texture of the weathered wood. You can get these custom made with pieces of wood painted colours which suit your decor.

Another gorgeous abstract piece. I love the way the lines of this painting guide your eyes. I find it very peaceful to look at.

Well there you have it. 10 pieces of art to love and I didn’t even reach $200. I’ve been bemoaning all my empty wall space but after finding all this eye candy on etsy I’m starting to wish I had more!

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Bamboo blossom wall

I mentioned previously that we have a lot of blank wall space in our home at the moment. One room particularly suffering from this blandness was the play area adjacent to the kitchen. I haven’t done any decorating in this room yet and my big plans will have to wait for the future. However, I wanted to make it a bit more friendly and inviting for the present.

I originally wanted the wall papered but let’s be honest: crafts, crayons, glue…don’t exactly jive with wallpaper. Instead I started looking into wall decals. There are several sites on etsy, like Cuma, that sell gorgeous, elaborate, and very expensive decals which I don’t want to spend money on at the moment. While I was shopping for lights at Lowes, my daughter pulled me over to look at the “big stickers”. While I wasn’t too keen on the large, bright pink hearts she gravitated towards, these neutral grey blossoms caught my eye. This room is in the main part of the house and I didn’t want anything too juvenile on the walls. These blossoms hit the mark.

kids playroom/craft area

kids playroom/craft area

This room still needs a lot of work but this lovely decal fills up some of the blank space and gives the room the inexpensive bit of pretty I was looking for.

Some tips on hanging wall decals:

– Do it when your kids are asleep or they will want to “help”

– Read the directions before starting to stick (it really would have helped with the cat hair situation to clean the wall first)

– Pop out the parts of the decals without taking off the backing and lay them out on the floor to figure out just how you would like the parts placed and then proceed to peel the backing off and stick them on the wall (I did a lot of tedious sticking and unsticking to get it just so)

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