A Frugal Guide To Buying Art

painting-829573_960_720When decorating one’s home, there are various elements that all come together to give a particular room its feel. Things like the design of the furniture, the type of lighting and the items in the space all contribute to the overall aesthetic of the area. But sometimes, nothing brings out a tone like a good old-fashioned piece of art.

Art takes on many forms, and certain forms will bring out certain characteristics, but for now, we are going to focus on paintings. Now, paintings can be expensive, even if you are not trying to buy something from a famous artist. But that doesn’t mean that it is impossible to find something inexpensive that will work. You actually have a few options.

First, you can simply look online to find an image that works well for you. Depending on the copyright laws where you live, you may or may not be able to print and display it (public domain images are fine). However, the resolution of online images often isn’t good enough to print.

Next, there is the matter of finding secondhand art. Places like thrift stores or a pawn shop in Ft Lauderdale often carry art pieces and you can usually find one at a good price. The downside is that you may not always find something along the lines of what you are looking for.

There is also the option of buying posters. There are thousands of posters that you can get, and a paper poster in a good frame can be a nice piece all in itself (there are 3 comic book posters on the walls in my home and they look great!).

With a little bit of persistence in looking around, you can definitely find a piece that compliments the rooms in your home, and for a price that needs to justification.