Monday, March 23, 2015

Our Favorite (Affordable!) Large Art Pieces

By Home Contributor Paige Ronchetti
Our Favorite (Affordable!) Large Art Pieces // Bubby and Bean
left: top // middle // bottom                   right: top // middle // bottom

We've been in our house long enough (2.5 years) that I've collected a nice little hoard of smaller artwork, but now I need some big kahunas to make a statement. And anybody who's ever wanted to buy something larger than an 8x10 knows that art can get a wee bit expensive. I'm pining after a sassy abstract cow for our dining room--which is now on backorder, ugh--but we still need some sizable pieces for a few other places. I bet I'm not the only one in this boat, so today I shouldered the burden of research and found some lovely artwork on the bigger side (at least 16x20) that will set you back less than $100.

Side note: you can always DIY your own big ol' artwork, but sometimes I just like to buy something and be done with it, ya know?

If you're really looking to save money or need something totally huge, embrace a poster. If you put it in a real frame with a mat, it will be nothing like what you had on your walls in high school. (We have two vintage travel posters in the family room and they look very snazzy thanks to nice frames.) Another tip is to see if an artist you like sells print versions of their original paintings. Several of these are from Etsy or Society6, both of which are great places to poke around for prints and photography. The prices will vary a bit from shop to shop, but for the most part, deals abound.

Ready to see why I'm all up in your business about large art today?

Boosh! Something smaller could still go there, I suppose, but it wouldn't have the same impact as this trio does. Using something that fills up more of the wall actually makes the space look bigger, which is always a plus.

Where do you like to buy big artwork? Have you ever made your own? What's your favorite piece here? - Paige

I love everything about this post, but the best part is the Grand Canyon print above - not just because I'm smitten with it (I am, so much), but also because as you're reading this, I'm literally at the Grand Canyon. And neither Paige nor I planned this. Bubby and Bean team psychic connections are strong. In addition to writing for Bubby and Bean as our Home Contributor, Paige works as an Interior Designer (check out her biz, The Room Kit) and blogs over at Little Nostalgia. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram



  1. Oh no, Betsy is on back order?
    Great, affordable finds here. It amazing how expensive some larger pieces can be (even prints!).

  2. I never think of original art as being something affordable, but clearly I need to do my research! I've been on the hunt for a larger painting for what feels like years - next stop, Society6!

  3. I love everything glitter, so the horizontal stripes are my fave!

  4. Love the first abstract one. I want it.

  5. Love the triple feature - so pretty and light and airy. I've framed fabric, but I'm not an artist.

  6. These look AMAZING!!! I would love to have sth like that in my own flat one day ♥
    So nice. :)

  7. Thanks for your comments everybody! Paige picks se pretty great pieces for these round ups, doesn't she?


Thank you for commenting! We love reading your thoughts and we're grateful for your input. (All spam will be deleted.)