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Home Decor Style || Art For All Budgets

When it comes to home decor framed artwork and photos are one of the most effective ways to give your house a homely style and to show you and your families personality. They're easy to update especially as the seasons change and tastes alter and, even the most DIY novice can hang up a frame. The issue comes however when you see a gorgeous piece of art or a gorgeous limited edition print and your budget just can't stretch that far - I know how it feels and it's absolutely gutting - I've also spent hundreds of pounds of artwork I deemed collectable only to find myself giving it away a few years later as I'd grown bored of looking at it day in and day out *sigh*. 

That's where printable art comes in. With the increase in self-employed organisations, especially crafty and artistic businesses it's become far easier to find unusual, limited edition and even custom artwork and prints for reasonable prices. I know I swoon over new styles almost weekly but I was always put off from purchasing because I worried about the glass or the frame being damaged in transit. No-one locally created anything quite so marvellous and once you've hit Etsy, Folksy or NOTHS it's hard to 'like' other designers. Fast decor these days is the new in-thing, no-one wants to put in an order and wait twelve weeks for delivery and similarly, no-one seems to have the patience (or at least not as much patience as we used to have, myself included) to wait for items to be delivered by Royal Mail. When I buy something new I feel like I've reverted back to my childhood where you're wishing away your day hoping to inch closer to the postman coming with your parcels. So, imagine my delight when I found tons of gorgeous prints, ones that really made me stop and hit the little love buttons and I could have them straight away! 

Printable, high-quality prints. Ones that you can print yourself or, have printed. No extra charges for the post, for packaging, for couriers or for ugly frames that really you wished weren't there - prints that you can choose how many off and prints that you could gift to your bestie, mum, sister or brothers. Here are three simple but effective works of art - I can absolutely imagine these teamed with a nice baroque style chunky frame which would look really expensive although only cost you the price of the frame and a little ink.  

These three beauties above are actually free! 

There's plenty of styles to choose from when opting for printable art, one of the most popular forms however is typography - typography has the ability to inspire, it has the ability to give a pop of colour or a splash of design to all decor styles and it's very hard to grow bored off. As a mummy to three little ones I love having typography around the house especially if it's inspirational, subconsciously they read it every day and it should stick in their minds - my parents had a poem on display when I was little and it taught me all about patience, it really worked as well so I'm sort of hoping the same will come from my typography artwork and my sons. 

The We're All in This Together (link) from Sunny Fiona Design blog (link) and can be downloaded easily from here (link). 

My Cup Runneth Over (link) was found on Kamley Lane blog (link) which is such a fun blog which actually has quite a few free printables. 

The Use it Up (link) print would look amazing in a kitchen or study, wouldn't it; although it could be hung or framed for any room - I really love this one because it's a motto that I strongly try to live by, there's a few size options to choose from so check them out (link). 

If you're looking for something a bit more specific to an idea you have in your mind or just want the reassurance of it being made to a high standard before printing (no way saying that the freebies aren't of course) then there are many artists out there who can create custom prints for you to print off at home too. The main image shows four of my favourites but there are options to have custom designs if they're required. 

The Atlas print (link) and looks amazing especially for teen rooms, offices or hallways. Atlas prints went through a major hyped phase in 2014 and to be honest I doubt it's a trend or style that's going to go out of fashion anytime soon, there's something so rustic and unisex about the atlas that gives you a sense of connection? after all it's where we live. 

The Love Arrow print is also from Etsy (link) and is simple but so chic, arrows are so huge right now because they represent both the past (pointing backwards) and the present (forwards). Also, arrows were another hyped style and with The Hunger Games due to be released once again these aren't going to go out of style either - the arrow and it's symbolism also connects some people to it and when there's an amazing design that gives you a deeper sense of connection (in the same way that tattoos do) then it's a joy to see every day isn't it. 

The Creativity Takes Courage floral print (link) is by Scissors Paper Mouse, it's flamboyant and ballsy but awesome - ideally suited to those who like to inspire or create. 

Hello Gorgeous print by MOJA Graphics (link) is my favourite - I love this quote. I remember my husband saying this to me once and it was such a simple saying but very innocent, it really made me feel all warm and giddy inside so whenever I hear or see this quote not I can't not feel happy inside. 

The best bit about all of these prints is that none of these cost anymore than £4! what-a-bargain huh. If your printer isn't that great you can get professional prints for next to nothing also, check Moneysaving Experts forum for coupon codes and money off vouchers or rope in your best friend to print it for you. 


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