Updated: Aug 16, 2022
No other design element seems to be able to add more meaning, depth, and story to a home as quickly as art, am I right? So let’s just take a minute to talk about how lucky we are to live in a time where online print shops abound and we can fill our homes with beautiful artwork for truly a fraction of the price of an original piece!
I mean, obviously there is no question that original pieces are the real dream. I am a firm believer in supporting artists as often as possible (like truly, I believe their work is so much more important that society often gives credit toward)! And also, I am so grateful for print shops for giving me an affordable way to fill in all the gaps. We have prints adding character and personality to just about every room in our house.
I thought it would be fun, and hopefully helpful, to create a go-to list of my own personal favorite online print shops. So, here are five places you can go and purchase a digital download, send it to your printer of choice, and frame it yourself. (Hello thrift store frames, I’m looking at you!) Each shop has it’s own flair and offers something unique. Let’s dive right in!
I have a soft spot in my heart for Museum Quality Art! They opened up about 2 years ago at the same time we were moving into Big Blue! I think I was among their first 200 followers. I was so grateful for the collection of artwork that Amy had curated. So many beautiful vintage pieces. The name says it all!
Okay, how fun would it be to do business with your best friend?! These two ladies did exactly that. They are so much fun, and I love the energy they bring to their online spaces! At their shop you can find anything from vintage to modern art. They even have photography and typography prints as well! Once again organized into different collections to make finding the perfect piece easy peasy.
Juniper Print Shop is run by the queen, Jenny Komenda. If it has her stamp of approval, than you know it has to be good! One unique thing about this shop is the care they put into hiring and working with incredibly talented.
I think swapping out art is one of the most powerful and tasteful ways to incorporate seasonal decor in a home, so I absolutely love that Collection Prints categorizes their art based on seasons of the year. Genius!
If you need the best bang for your buck, than look no further. North Print is a print shop on Etsy, and it is incredibly affordable! I am eyeing some of their tapestry prints for our little Kitchen Refresh we are working on!
Many of these shops offer printing and framing services as well if that is something you prefer. Also, I believe that every single one of these shops have a first time buyer discount, so don’t forget to take advantage of that!
Happy printing folks!