Take it from a gal who just moved into her first apartment — decorating is not cheap. After dropping major bills on furniture and housewares, it’s hard to justify spending that extra buck on wall art, you know? But those white walls need a little love too, and adding art you love is the best way to make a space feel like your own. To prove you can do it without breaking the bank, we’ve rounded up 50 wall art buys and DIYs, all under $50. So scroll on and get decorating, peeps!
1. YES (You Complete the Picture) ($24): We’ll kick it off with a super biased pick: This Trey Speegle print has been my desktop wallpaper for YEARS. You wouldn’t believe my excitement when I finally found the print for sale on 20×200. Thanks, Internet! (via 20×200)
4. The Animal Print Shop ($25 and up): Sharon Montrose brings animals into a studio and photographs them. It’s kind of the most adorable photo series ever. Pick up a print of this baby cow and his farm animal friends ASAP. (via 20×200)
10. Waikiki #5 Art Print ($34): If you needed another excuse to buy one of Max Wanger’s breathtaking prints, he’s now selling them at an affordable price point at Urban Outfitters. Yay! (via Urban Outfitters)
11. Dip Dyed Wall Hanging ($24): We’re breaking the rules — this one is a buy *and* a DIY. Our genius kit designer has yet again made a swoonworthy, easy and affordable kit, AKA your next weekend project :) (via Brit + Co Shop)
21. Floating Vase: Alright, here comes that biased opinion again — yours truly made a version of these as one of my very first DIY projects many years ago. And I’ve gotta say, they’ve given my living room and impressive facelift. Plus they’re an excuse to constantly buy fresh flowers :) (via Cupcakes & Cashmere)
22. Photojojo Engineer Prints ($25): Gigantic art *really* doesn’t get any more affordable than this. Photojojo will help you supersize your very own prints into a statement wall for a killer price. (via Brit + Co)
39. Poster Wall Hanging: This DIY takes Photojojo’s engineer print a step further. Joni of Lay Baby Lay stapled her print to a wood beam, then added rope to hang it. We’re definitely inspired. (via Lay Baby Lay)
41. Ideal Bookshelf 506: Cooking ($24): Feeling bookish? Check out Jane Mount’s Ideal Bookshelf series. Each print showcases a different bookshelf. (We’re *all* about this James Franco gem, too!) (via 20×200)
49. Gold Moon Wall: This wall art is out of this world on so many levels. Laura of A Beautiful Mess used a projector to trace her design on the wall, then went over her tracing in gold paint. We’re impressed! (via A Beautiful Mess)
What’s your favorite wall art buy or DIY? Share with us in the comments below!