12 Sources for Digital Art You Can Download and Print At Home

April 22, 2020

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(Above from our Arizona bedroom makeover. Art from Juniper Print Shop)

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:

  1. Mpix
  2. Snapfish
  3. Shutterfly
  4. Artifact Uprising

Custom Framing:

  1. Framebridge
  2. Michaels
  3. Simply Framed


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


What do you think?

  1. Mal says:

    Love this roundup! I’d love to be added to any future lists for Art Prints + Downloadable Art, my shop is!!

  2. The blacks will be more pronounced and glass has a reflective property where light reflects within the surface to provide that almost 3-D look with greater color vibrancy.

  3. Jessica says:

    Thanks so much for doing the hard work of creating this curated list, but it’d be very helpful if you could please make the pictures linkable instead of or in addition to the list.


  4. Avery LeMaire says:

    Thank for your beautiful posts and letting us follow along with your renovation. Your IG is my favorite! I love absolutely everything, especially your cooking/kitchen stuff! I have searched the website and failed to find the link (if there is one) to the really cool picture hanger Chris used about a week ago?? I’m ready to find some beautiful art to hang as well. Thanks again for all you all do!

  5. Rachelle Dana Lindblom says:

    I loved the tutorial on your insta stories about the size of pic to format for frame tv (we just got a 55 inch & love it) my kids were distracting me & I didn’t get a chance to go back & really watch it so I can know the specifics of how to do that. Could you please repost that somewhere to access it?

  6. Rebecca says:

    This is such a perfect pandemic days post! Thank you, I’m spending time digging thru these sites and hopefully can keep working on our home while social distancing!

  7. Janelle Eyet says:

    Thank you for compiling these art resources! I’m wondering if you recommend using glass when framing a digital print of a vintage painting. Would love your thoughts!

    • Chris Loves Julia says:

      If you can print on a matte paper or a canvas paper, so ahead and forgo the glass for a painterly look!

  8. Kel says:

    So I love this post, first off, but some of these vintage art shops are taking artwork off of the MET museum public collection and selling it.. which I don’t think they are technically allowed to do.
    So before you buy, search for the image our artist and download it yourself.
    They’re are two companies you posted that I know have free MET images on their website.

  9. Brittney says:

    What would you say about mattes? Always, never or sometimes does it make the art better? When would you use a matte?

    • Chris Loves Julia says:

      I use a mat when the art really “asks” for it. Sometimes there’s a piece that really transforms into fine art with the addition of a mat. I especially love the oversized mat on this signature frame:
      It makes even small works look so substantial!
      I like to skip the mat on vintage pieces because I think they look more authentic filling a frame. But it’s a personal preference!

  10. Gina says:

    Where do you print the larger format pieces (like in the AZ bedroom)? We’re looking for something that size, but our at-home printer can’t handle that one!

  11. Innessa says:

    Your old bedroom digital art with the ship- do you have the source?

  12. Teran says:

    Do you have any suggestions for finding a good horizontal piece that isn’t a landscape? We’re looking for something for over our fireplace and are really struggling to find many choices. SO much great work in portrait out there!

  13. There is so many amazing smaller shops out there that have great stuff! Hot tip, lots of artists also have their own print shops!

  14. Lindsey says:

    Love that you are supporting digital art shops, there are some great pieces available out there!

    If you are into travel/architecture prints please do visit our new Etsy store, we are adding new illustrations all the time :)

  15. Joanna says:

    This couldn’t have come at a better time! I am finally getting to the art portion of some rooms and I couldn’t be more excited. When you print digital downloads, what type of paper do you print them on? Cardstock? Photo paper? I love pictures that have a lot texture and I am not quite sure what would bring it out the best.

  16. Andrea says:

    Do you have a post about choosing and arranging two art frames that are lined up vertically. I have recently seen a small trend with the smaller picture frame on top of a larger portrait on bottom. I’m having a hard time finding inspiration for that layout or even a keyword to search Pinterest for it. Thanks! You always have the best sources!

  17. Teri says:

    Check out Finding Beautiful Truth Etsy shop for mcm and delightful fruit, tree and car photos!

  18. Julie says:

    Love this! Perfect timing too! If I already have a cool frame but want to put a mat in it do you have any recommendations for that? Thanks!

  19. Dani says:

    When using a digital print shop, what type of paper should we be looking for? I’ve had art printed at Walgreens/CVS before and they just don’t look that great, to me. I’ve also used Costco’s printing and chose ‘lustre’ paper and same thing – meh. Even Lustre seems too glossy to me.

  20. Rebecca P. says:

    So, so grateful for this post and the time that went into it. Never thought this artwork would be in my (current) budget and I’m ecstatic! I’ve already placed some orders – can’t thank you enough:)

  21. Erin says:

    This post could not have come at a better time!! Currently stuck on committing to some artwork as well! Mostly because it’s going over grasscloth wallpaper.Hhaha, no fixing those holes if it’s not right!

    • Julia says:

      What about a command hook!?

    • Cat says:

      I’ve read (maybe on CLJ?) cutting a small v in the paper, pulling it back a smidge, and nailing into the wall may help if you’d like to preserve the paper. You end with a flap to fold back instead of hole.

  22. Sharon says:

    Thank you for this round up! What is the source for the measurement artwork you had hanging in your old kitchen? I just rearranged some things in my kitchen and remembered that. How convenient you posted about artwork today to prevent me from digging through your archives!

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