Thinking about how to fill those blank walls of your new home together? If you've attempting to start an art collection (however modest), we know how hard the curation process can be. Key word here being curation. It's certainly tempting to want everything to be perfectly in order the moment you move in. However, sometimes if you buy ALL your wall art at the same time, your home could end up looking like a furniture showroom. And no one wants to feel like their living in a showroom!
So we're here to advocate for slowly decorating—this will yield much more personality and depth to your home's character. When you take the time to collect art and decor over time, each piece holds meaning and doesn't feel rushed. And, here's a good insider tip: your home will never actually be "done." Just like you, it will evolve as your tastes change and your needs shift—and that's ok!
If you're looking for art that feels personal, handmade, and not like a mass-produced print that every blogger has, look no further than Etsy of course! Here are 10 of our favorite pieces to make your house feel like a home (and not a showroom).
We found Rikkianne Van Kirk a few years ago and are absolutely smitten with her simple, beautiful ink drawings. Get a couple and scatter them near some busier pieces of art for a little airiness.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $25
These two beauties will add some cheerful color to any room in your home, and since they come as a pair you can place them side-by-side instead of building them into a gallery wall. They're a statement enough on their own!
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $425 / set of two
Striped Sleeper Print
A perfect piece for your bedroom, this cozy print reminds us of lazy Sundays cuddling in bed.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $25+
Pressed Mimosa Print
Simple and airy, this minimalist print is a reproduction of a watercolor painting by the artist. She has similar black and white designs as well, which we could see fitting in well to a neutral and calm room palette.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $15+
We love the cleanness of this print, and the monochrome palette. Just staring at all those shades of blue makes us want to take a nap on a beach, STAT.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $45+
Breakfast Time Print
How cute would this be in a breakfast nook? We love all the little details in this painting, from the eggshells on the table to the bits of marmalade on the plate.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $30+
Olle Eksell Cacao Eyes Inspired Poster
Because sometimes, less is more.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $110+
Fern Original Painting
Another cheerful piece, this acrylic fern painting won't test your green-thumb abilities.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $475
Antique Space Illustration
A replica of an 1800s solar system illustration, this large piece will please any astronomy fan.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $50+
For all you typography nerds out there, this simple print adds a graphic pop to a clean and modern space.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $23+