By Emma White
We’re all spending a lot more time at home, so what better time to have a little interior update. Sitting at your desk and staring at a blank wall? Why not jazz up your home with some colourful prints to lift your spirits!
The Internet has a wealth of artwork and prints to choose from, including high street bargains and unique independent designs. A popular interior trend, decking out your home with prints is an easy way to add a personal touch and completely transform a space. Whether you’re after one or two special pieces or several prints to create a gallery wall, our top picks will be sure to brighten your home.
Woman & Home's Edit of Affordable Artwork
Home to an array of affordable artwork, Desenio is our go to place to create gallery walls. Since being founded in 2010, Desenio have made their beautiful Scandanvaian designs accessible and affordable to all. The easy-to-use online shop is frequently updated with new prints, making it easy to keep up to date with all the latest interior trends. As well as a range of gorgeous posters, shop their frames, hangers and picture ledges to help you bring your walls to life.
SHOP NOW: (Left to right) Folding Fan Poster, £11.95-£21.95, Mediterranean View Poster, £11.95-£21.95, Abstract Poster, £7.95-£21.95, I Was Made For Sunny Days Poster, £6.95-£9.95,Riviera Coast Poster, £11.95-£21.95, all Desenio
A firm favourite at woman&home, Oliver Bonas create amazing in-house designs for their artwork. From colourful illustrations, to fun slogans there is something to suit every fancy. The statement prints are designed at the Oliver Bonas studio in London and demonstrate perfectly their bold, bright and light-hearted style.
Our favourite Oliver Bonas piece has to be the Up To No Good slogan print. The playful wall art would be sure to inject some fun and cheerfulness to any space.
Over recent years H&M's homeware department has been our one-stop shop for an interior update. Their lastest collaboration with Danish design company Paper Collective showcases beauitful soft-hued prints. Already selling out, browse the limited edition prints now and add something special to spruce up your walls.
Often overlooked, the vast homeware selection available from French Connection is all kinds of dreamy. Their gorgeous wall art does not disappoint. Although slightly pricier, the artwork comes framed and ready to hang, making it super easy to add the colourful pieces to your walls. Our favourite designs include a Matisse inspired print and a calming beach scene that has us dreaming of far away places.
Female Outline Print
Walk Away Print
Where to buy art from small independent businesses
Now more than ever, we need to encourage each other to shop small and help support independent businesses during this challenging time. Searching for independent designers and artists is an amazing way to discover unique artwork. We've picked out a couple of our favourites that offer high quality designs at very affordable prices.
Annie Dornan Smith
Independent designer and illustrator, Annie, runs her small buisness from her home studio near London. She started her online shop in 2016 and offers a range of beautiful illustrated home and paper goods. We love the La Peche and Oui Non prints, which would be sure to brighten your home. Annie is always working away on new designs, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more stunning illustrations.
SHOP NOW: La Peche A2 Peach Print Unframed, £30
SHOP NOW: Oui Non French Print A3 Unframed, £26
Mutha Hood Goods
A much-loved small business, Mutha Hood Goods, is run by mum-of-two Gemma. The female owned business aims to empower women and girls through positive, strong and meaningful pieces. We adore The Faces of The Club art print. Inspiring for women and girls of all ages, the artwork showcases famous women from history and present day, including Florence Nightingale and Michelle Obama.
SHOP NOW: Faces of The Club Art Print, £19
The Junique art shop is home to a plethora of artists. Constantly growing and seeking more talent, Junique is a great way to shop a wide range of styles and designs. Founder, Lea Lange talks about the shop's aim, "Art with character, a community passionate about design, and finding inspiration at every corner - this is Juniqe's founding philosophy. As long as customers are happy and excited, so am I." Browse their wonderful host of artists and discover new prints to help add a personal touch to your home.
Faces No.1 by Typealive
Sunset Ripples by Fox & Velvet
Enjoy staying at home with some colourful artwork on your walls - happy shopping!
Emma White is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer. She has been working in the publishing industry since she graduated with an English Literature degree from the University of Southampton in 2018. Combining her love of writing and fashion, she started working as part of the fashion team at woman&home in early 2019 and now works across Womanandhome.com, Goodto.com, woman&home, Simply woman&home, Woman’s Weekly, Woman, Woman’s Own and Chat.
Emma writes about a broad range of fashion topics, including celebrity and royal fashion, trending seasonal styles, how to get designer looks for less on the high street, sustainable fashion and timeless wardrobe classics. When she isn’t writing she is probably shopping, looking for the latest must-have piece to update her wardrobe or home. She particularly loves to discover and support up and coming small businesses. You can follow what she gets up to with work and outside of work on her Instagram @emma_whitex
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