One of the fastest ways to “make over” a room is to hang some art. Art can immediately change the vibe and inspire a room’s potential. Art is going to show off your style and personality faster than anything else you put in a room. We’ve chosen entire color palettes based on a singular piece of art. It’s a big deal!
And while we’re huge proponents of collecting original art, hanging prints that move you is a great way to develop your personal style and a budget-friendly way to fill your walls. And since we’re all staying home right now — and home printers (we love ours!) have come a long way — we’re rounding up our favorite sources for digital downloads: art you can print from home!
Some of our favorite shops are hosting artist collaborations, a really affordable way to support modern artists while you save up for/fall in love with one of their originals. We love this accessible method of collecting.
Vintage art is also trending. But where do print shops get these older pieces? And who has the right to print and sell art that is vintage? The answer: After 100 years, artwork enters the public domain. It’s free to download and print and even sell. A lot of print shops that we know and love have sorted through hundreds of thousands of images and pieces of artwork in the public domain to create curated collections. Big companies like Walmart and Society6 do it, too. You can, too. You might start with the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian, and the Met Collection.
So why buy vintage art prints and downloads when you can download them yourself for free? Mostly because these shops have done the work for you. The Smithsonian has 2,800,000 public domain pieces. That’s a lot of scrolling and sorting! Also, the prices for digital downloads are famously affordable, making it easy to pull the trigger on a piece when someone with a good eye has rounded up the best of the best.
Speaking of rounding up… Below are our go-to print shops for digital downloads. There’s a great mix of artists, artist collaborations, and vintage in this handsome dozen. Click around, buy a few, print from home, and your walls could look totally different today. And if printing from home isn’t an option for you, we got you covered! Here’s just a few sites that let you upload your digital file, select the size you want, and ship right to your door:
Psst — keep scrolling for frames. We rounded those up, too. Wouldn’t leave you hanging!
1. BFF Print Shop
2. Blue Jay Vintage Art Shoppe (I also love this one!)
3. Vintage Supply
4. Vintage Printable
5. Apartment 37
6. Juniper Print Shop
7. Willow Antique Arts
8. Foggyst Prints
9. AndiAndrea Studio
10. Chaos & Wonder Design
11. Hearts in Color
12. The Printable Studio
A digital art print is really going to shine (and look a lot more high end) with a nice frame. We rounded up a bunch of our favorite vintage-inspired frames below, but we have also showed you how to DIY a floating canvas frame here!
1. Portrait With Roses Framed Wall Canvas (that you can easily swap out!) | 16×20 | $27
2. Zoe Frame | 4×6, 5×7, 8×10, 11×14 | starting at $24
3. Eliza Guilt Wide Frame | 8×10 | $59 (on sale for $41)
4. Vintage Gold | 14×18 | starting at $48
5. Eliza Guilt Narrow Frame | 5×7, 8×10, 11×14 | starting at $49
6. Viteri Hanging Frame | 8×8, 10×10, 12×12, 11×14 | starting at $28
7. Border Resin Frame | 4×6, 5×7 | starting at $30
8. Thin Frame in Soft Gold | 16×20 | $81
9. Classic Gold | 8×10 | $18
10. Newport | custom sizing | starting at $65
11. Darice Vintage Gold | 11×14 | $30
12. Providence | custom sizing | starting at $65
13. Estelle Antique Gold Leaf | 8×10-20×24 | starting at $45
14. Burnished Picture Frame | 4×6-11×17 | starting at $12
15. Brass Loop Reese Wall Frame | 5×7, 8×10 | starting at $12
16. Georgetown | custom sizing | starting at $65