Hi everyone, I hope you’re having a great week! I recently heard from a few readers that artwork is one of the most challenging home decor items to shop for. I definitely don’t disagree! It has to fit the size of your wall, be the right shape, match the rest of the decor in the room, you need to love the frame – and it has to fit within your budget! And let’s face it, artwork can be expensive! We’ve been in our home for just over five years now, and believe it or not I still have a few empty walls that need some love. I definitely take my time sourcing artwork for my own home – so you shouldn’t feel bad if you do too. 🙂 So if you’re wondering where to buy coastal artwork, this post is definitely for you!
Below you’ll find my top five go-to sources for artwork (and some runner’s up), as well as some of my own favorite coastal pieces.
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1. T.J. Maxx
TJ Maxx can be hit or miss. However, they are one of the best places to look if you’re wondering where to buy coastal artwork that’s budget-friendly. They currently have some great options for both vertical and square artwork. However, keep in mind that they carry limited stock of each piece and they rotate inventory regularly.
While you may think of Minted as a card and stationary shop, it’s also a fantastic place to buy artwork. You can buy canvases, prints that you can frame yourself, or already framed prints. They have more than a dozen high-quality frames that you can choose from (I especially love their hand carved whitewashed herringbone frame!), it can be matted, float mounted, etc. This level of customization makes it easy to get artwork that fits your exact needs.
I especially recommend Minted if you love photography art. They offer some truly stunning beach photos from so many photographers, each with their own unique styles.
3. Pottery Barn
One of my go-to’s for all home decor, I know I can rely on Pottery Barn for beautiful, quality artwork. Some of the options I included come in multiple sizes and frame colors. This again makes it much easier to find artwork that fits with your home’s current decor.
Also, some of their artwork can be a little higher priced than most. However, I find that those are generally pieces that will make a statement in your home and may be worth the splurge. Typically when you have a statement piece, you’ll end up spending less on artwork for the other walls in that room. You won’t want anything oversized that will detract attention from your room’s one statement piece.
One of my favorites is Pottery Barn’s “Sunlit Horizon Framed Print.” I have this hanging above the fireplace in our master bedroom (seen here in my Instagram post). I love waking up to it each morning – the soft serene colors really set the tone for my day.
4. Ballard Designs
Next on my list of where to buy coastal artwork is Ballard Designs. While Ballard Designs has a “coastal” filter on their site to help you more easily find their coastal artwork, some of these options that I love and that I included here didn’t surface. So when shopping Ballard Designs, I recommend always looking at their artwork without any filters in place.
I am in love with the “Pastel Sunset Artwork” included below. I’ve looked at it so many times that I’m served ads for it multiple times per day when I open Instagram or Facebook. Funny how these retailers chase you down until you finally cave and buy whatever it is that you viewed on their site! 🙂
Wayfair has a huge selection of artwork so it’s almost impossible to not find a piece that will work in your home. Plus, it’s typically a bit more affordable. Some of these pieces come in multiple sizes and frame colors so be sure to check for those options.
Runner’s Up – Where to Buy Coastal Artwork
- Etsy also has a lot of great options for coastal artwork, including inexpensive downloadable prints. With those, you simply print and place into your own frame. For the highest quality print and best color, I recommend taking the file to Staples, Office Depot, or another local printer and having it printed on thicker paper stock. This is a great option when you want a small piece of artwork for your shelves or an accent table.
- You’d probably never think of Nordstrom for artwork, but they actually have quite a few coastal prints. I bought this “Somewhere in Cali” print during their anniversary sale and have it hanging on the wall as you exit my kitchen. It has such a fun, summery vibe!
- Serena & Lily has absolutely gorgeous artwork. However, they definitely come with a price tag which is why I’m putting them in the runner’s up category. I especially love Caroline Pacula’s exclusive Serena & Lily prints.
- Boston Interiors is a local furniture company here in Massachusetts that I buy quite a bit of my home decor from and they have some great artwork. Some of the pieces that they sell are of Boston, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket (you can see their “Wood Chart Cape Cod” piece that I have in my home in this Instagram post). This may not interest you if you don’t live local or don’t have an attachment to these spots. However, Boston Interiors also has some beautiful, non-location specific coastal artwork that’s worth taking a look at since they do ship.
- Carly Tabak Print Shop – a fantastic source for gorgeous photography wall art. I haven’t personally ordered from Carly (yet!) but I absolutely love her photography style and her beachy prints. Whether you’re looking for something vibrant or muted, she has so many beautiful options!
- HomeGoods, Homesense and Marshalls can also be great sources for coastal artwork but it’s definitely hit or miss. It’s worth the hunt though to find affordable artwork that you love that doesn’t break the bank!
For additional coastal artwork ideas, definitely follow my “Artwork” board on Pinterest, which I regularly add to.
What are your go-to places for artwork and what kind of pieces do you gravitate towards? Several years ago I would have never bought an abstract piece and now I love them! It’s so interesting how tastes can evolve over the years, which is what makes decorating your own home so fun!
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