One of the quickest ways of making a newly-purchased home or rental property feel more homely is to add a personal touch to the walls with artwork.
It’s amazing the impact artwork can have on a room – from bedrooms, kitchens, hallways and even bathrooms, hanging posters and art prints can help to bolster your interior aesthetic and completely change the mood of your home. Bright and colourful prints can enliven, minimal and abstract prints can soothe, and humorous quote posters can give you a much-needed chuckle.
Luckily, for those of us on a budget, there is now a huge range of affordable art online, meaning you can deck out all your walls in colourful, quirky, and most importantly, cheap art prints, that will turn a blank canvas house into a warm and welcoming home – without breaking the piggy bank!
Whether you’re looking to add to your gallery wall collection or wanting to start an art collection from scratch, there is something for every style and taste in our guide to the best affordable art online below. From minimal black and white art prints to colourful, abstract art prints, you’ll soon be wanting to dedicate some wall-space to these beauties! And to cater to a range of budgets, we’ve chosen art prints ranging from £12.99 up to £70. Read on to find the best affordable art prints in the UK right now.
Best online shops for cheap art
Best for: Typography art prints, colourful art prints, pretty art prints
Oliver Bonas has long been a favourite of ours for art prints and posters. The quality of their artworks is second to none when considering the price, and most of their prints come with frames – saving you the hassle of finding the right size frame to fit your print. Their unique and eye-catching designs are great for lovers of florals and pastel shades.
This A2 sized print comes ready-framed and has a cute colour contrast effect with deep red and pastel pink typography against a pale pink background. Hang it on its own in your bedroom, or alongside darker coloured prints (navy would look fab) or floral prints for a bigger statement gallery wall effect.
Best for: Abstract art prints, minimal art prints, children’s art prints
H&M Home offer a good range of cheap art prints, starting from £9.99. They cater especially well to lovers of abstract art and minimal art and they also have a decent selection of children’s art prints (we especially love this garden insect and animal print). The brand also has an extensive range of frames which makes pairing your print up to the right sized frame a doddle.
This rainforest poster is printed on recycled paper and measures an eye-catching 50 x 70cm. Inspired by traditional botanical artworks, this one would look great in any room, especially in a study or hallway (anywhere that gives you the chance to stop and observe the detail and intricate plant patterns). Or how about hanging it in a plant-filled bathroom? The print is unframed but can fit in a range of H&M frames – we particularly like this wooden frame, which would contrast well with the green.
Best for: Statement art prints, luxe art prints, colourful art prints
On the higher end of the pricing scale we have Anthropologie, a brand known for its artistic flair and boho style. If you’re willing to splash out a bit more on the right art print, Anthropologie prices range up to £668, but they also sell art prints for a lot less. This sweet bee print, for example, by artist Josie Shenoy, is just £25.
Anthropologie stands out for collaborations with artists and cult-classic brands like Hotel Magique to create one-off, unique artworks that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. This A4 print comes from another brand collaboration, this time with Mexican tequila brand El Rayo x Hola Lou. Inspired by the bright colours and bold shapes of the Mexican landscape and Mexican art, this print will make an immediate impact on a room. It’s best positioned in a bright space, to take full advantage of the lively colours.
Best for: Unique art prints, indie art prints
For one-of-a-kind art prints, look no further than Trouva. This online brand has taken off in the last few years thanks to its championing of small, indie brands and makers from around the UK and Europe. Their website is a one-stop-shop, where you can browse and buy unique and quirky items while supporting indie businesses and creatives in the process. Their selection of art prints vary in price but you’ll find a wealth of options below £100.
We love this print by artist Elisabeth Dunker for Swedish brand Fine Little Day – how cute would it look in a bathroom?! The serene blue background would look great against a white wall and we think it pairs well with a light wooden or white frame. It’s 40 x 50 cm and costs just £32.
Best for: Framed art prints, minimal art prints
Sometimes less is more. And Papier, known for their beautiful stationery, has met this brief perfectly in their new range of framed art prints. Line drawings and watercolour prints make up the collection, with collaborations with the likes of Hoste founder Laura Jackson too. Prices range from £40 – £70 which, considering they come framed, mounted and ready to hang, sounds like a steal to us!
If you’re on the hunt for a black and white art print, the lovely artwork above by designers Peggy & Kate might fit the bill. Harking back to the style of Matisse and Picasso, this minimal watercolour print would be fab for flower and plant lovers and would suit a range of interior styles, as well as working well in a gallery wall set-up.
John Lewis & Partners
Best for: Famous artworks, photo art prints, animal art prints
If you’re looking for familiar art prints without a massive price tag, John Lewis & Partners is your best bet. Produced to the highest standards, their reproductions of famous artworks from the likes of Matisse, LLowry, Vermeer and Jackson Pollock (to name a few) come framed, mounted and ready to hang.
He may not be the Girl with The Pearl Earring, but there is certainly a relatable charm to these Snoopy prints! These sweet art prints come as a set of two and are sure to put a smile on your face when you pass them on your walls. They’re framed and mounted and measure 33.5 x 33.5 cm each. Hang them in your hallway or either side of your bed!
Best for: Colourful art prints, typography art prints, Instagrammable art prints
For a riot of pattern, colour and humour, check out Fy! They have a vast selection of art prints, ranging from movie-inspired posters to funny quotes, illustrations and abstract artworks. Their bold colours and designs make them super eye-catching and Instagrammable – you won’t want to keep these prints to yourself! Their designs are also available in a range of sizes and can come with or without a frame which is handy. Better yet, their pricing is at the lower end of the scale, making them some of the cheapest art prints available online at the moment.
The Lucky You print comes in a range of sizes, from 15 x 20 cm to 60 x 80 cm and can be bought framed in white, black or oak wood, or left unframed. We think a black frame would really pop against the pink, and if placed near the front door or in your bedroom or bathroom it would make a real statement!