Where To Source Art

Where To Source Art

Today, I'm diving into one of the most frequently asked questions I get: where to source art for your gallery walls. As someone deeply immersed in the world of art and design, I'm thrilled to share some insights with you!

When it comes to creating stunning gallery walls, I'm a firm believer in the power of mixing art with personal objects. It's all about achieving that perfect balance of size, scale, and sentimentality to truly make your space come alive.

Image via @littlesquaresofjoy 

Now, let's talk about sourcing art. Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to break the bank to find beautiful and unique pieces. Some of my most cherished finds have come from unexpected places like charity shops and car-boot sales. Keep your eyes peeled for hidden gems—you never know what treasures you might uncover!

- Photo by Michael Wiltbank via domino

For those who prefer to shop online, eBay and Facebook Marketplace are fantastic platforms for snagging bargains. Remember, the key is to choose pieces that hold personal significance for you. Whether it's your kids' drawings, vintage band t-shirts, or even quirky tea towels, anything that resonates with you will add that extra layer of authenticity to your collection.


Now, let's talk vintage frames. Don't underestimate the power of a beautifully crafted frame. Even if you're not a fan of the art inside, you can always repurpose the frame for a modern print—a timeless and effortlessly cool addition to any space. I found this one in a charity shop for £3. I removed the pins from the back, gave the glass a little clean and printed my US print design to fit. I love the contrast of modern type and vintage frames, it adds a much more unique look to the artwork.  


When it comes to creating dynamic gallery walls, don't be afraid to mix and match. Experiment with a variety of framed art and objects to add visual interest and depth. From plates and mirrors to old signs and masks, the possibilities are endless!

Image via Unsplash 

Looking for budget-friendly options? Online image galleries like Unsplash and Rawpixel offer a treasure trove of free pictures that you can print and frame. Just be sure to stick to images in the public domain to avoid any copyright issues.


Image via instagram https://www.ilovedoodle.com

Lastly, don't forget to support independent artists and printmakers. Social media platforms are teeming with talented creators just waiting to be discovered. So, why not add a touch of originality to your gallery walls with a unique piece from a local artist?

With these tips in mind, you're well on your way to curating a gallery wall that's as unique and vibrant as you are. Happy hunting, and may your walls be filled with endless inspiration and creativity!

Back to blog

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.

Talk about your brand

Share information about your brand with your customers. Describe a product, make announcements, or welcome customers to your store.