These days, there really is no excuse to have bare walls: art is affordable and it’s in abundance. It’s also a fast and easy way to set the vibe at home and to inject personality. Dramatic and somber? Fun and silly? How do you want your home to feel? From posters to prints, here are our picks to jazz up your home without breaking the bank.
Everyone’s favourite spiky succulent looks even better as a trio. And it’s a perfect pick-me-up for a pale palette (say that three times). Minimalist Potted Cactus Painting, Wayfair.ca, $64.
For the Cinephile
With his interlaced fingers, a shrewd Jack Nicholson cuts a fine figure in black and white. Jack Portrait Wall Art, Urban Barn, $48.
The Key to a Room
With this work, Swedish-based illustrator and designer Patrik Svensson adds a cryptic flourish to a blank wall or gallery arrangement. Stampa for West Elm – Parzival, $85.
Perfect for a Nursery
Slow-moving sloths are the cutest animals on the planet. End of discussion. This colourful print would work just about anywhere you need a smile – even the bathroom – but it’s especially nice in a nursery. Sloth Forest Print, Michiscribbles, Etsy, $14-$22.
In this photo etching, a seemingly vacant building in washed tones of blue and grey are mood-making. Variations on Urban Planning by Alex Thompson, Open Studio, $100.
The Shape of Things
Fun, mysterious, powerful. With all of its negative space, this mismatched foursome thrills in its simplicity. Tom Lecuyer Untitled, Open Studio, $30.
Channel Chanel’s ferocity at home with an illustration that shows off the best fashion houses and creatives. Ideal Bookshelf 505 by Jane Mount, from $75.
Don’t Even Bother
Maybe it’s the indolent pose, maybe it’s the unamused expression, but this is one cool cat. So much cat-itude. We can’t even. I Said No by Martha Rich, from $75.
Guests will do a double take when they see this curious trio, suggestive of our animal nature that lies within. BILD, IKEA, $25.