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Our Favorite Sources for Free Art for Your Walls

September 29, 2017 / Decorate, Create

Who doesn’t daydream about walls decked with exotic, evocative, cool, unique art from around the world? In the age of lifestyle blogging, we all aspire to have beautiful wall decor that expresses their unique style. I know I do.

Do you adore the idea of adorning your space with all kinds of eye-candy, but don’t have an art-buyer’s budget? We hear you. But you don’t have to have an all-black wardrobe and an unlimited bank account to have an art collection that rocks. You can combat drab, bare surroundings and curate your own awesome collection from the comfort of your own computer or device. There’s collections of downloadable and printable works by creators across the globe. And the major bonus here? They’re FREE!

Street art, social empowerment, epic photography, vintage posters and more! Check out our favorite places to downloadable beautiful wall art.

Edgy Elegance from Amplifier

Amplifier Art Printed and Framed
"Defend Dignity" Poster from Amplifier featured in our DST7 Ruby Red Frame

It’s printables with purpose for those who prefer their posters with an extra punch of power. This source proves art is not only beautiful, it can move, motivate, and heal. It can help uphold our identities and reinforce resistance to the injustices facing the world, today. Give your walls new meaning, because no matter your personal design aesthetic, social responsibility is always in style.

Geek Chic from the NY Public Library Digital Collection

NY Map in Wood Frame in Sitting Room
1868 Map of New York & Vicinity from the NY Public Library Digital Collection featured in our FRC10 Cherry Frame

Sometimes looking back is the best way to forge ahead. Whether you want to take in the view of Empire State Building, circa 1970, Vaudeville players or Middle Easter Mummy photography, get lost in this database of historic images and print some for posterity!

Minimalism & Modernity from Little Gold Pixel

Modern Art with White Mats and Black Frames
Hip Rocker Gallery Wall from Little Gold Pixel

Gear up for a great gallery wall. This creator keeps an eye on the trends and creates simple statement pieces to fit into any space or style. You’ll find the coolest collection of modern, minimalist, graphic and typographic works out there. So, mix and match, your curated gallery wall is just a couple downloads away.

Adventurous Vision from Unsplash

Forest Path Photo in Walnut Picture Frame with Linen Liner

On Unsplash you’ll find landscapes, cityscapes, snow-covered mountains, and more that transport your decor to another time and place. Unsplash brings unique vistas and points-of-view right to your living room wall for a sleek, sophisticated feel. It’s beautiful, free photos, gifted by the world’s most talented, generous community of photographers. Up, up, upload and away!

Funky & Fresh from Design Sponge

Art in Custom Wood Frames with Mats on Blue Wall
Featuring several free, downloadable patterns from Design Sponge featured in our  SLW3, BK10, SL17 frames

Unique design. On repeat. Playful patterns can be an eye-catching way to add some haute hippy to your decor. From flowery to linear, check out these gorgeous patterns created by some of the most talented illustrators out there. It’s like having a personal illustrator on speed dial. Except this personal illustrator is free!

Vintage Boho from Viintage

Vintage Poster in Black Frame in Dining Room
Vintage poster from Viintage featured in our BGA12 Black Frame

Viintage has design through the decades. Now in the public domain. Explore more vintage imagery than you can shake a picture-hanging-level at. Hundreds of thousands of nostalgia inducing imagery from around the world. Old posters, antique advertisements, botanical prints and more. Going for the fresh, fixer upper look? Look no further.

Already Have a Vision in Mind?

Sometimes your mind’s eye has something specific on the brain. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Then you just have to go straight to the source of all things cool and inspiring: Pinterest.

To our very happy surprise, lots of creators share free downloadable art! Modern farmhouse to feminine chic, there’s something for everyone in this treasure-trove of style.

Complete the Picture

Now that you’ve found no shortage of gorgeous art to fill your walls, give it that homey and professional touch! Upload your art to our Print+Frame platform and finish your art by pairing it with frames and mats that compliment the art and your space. Then all you have to do is hang and enjoy.

If you’re anything like us you’re now itching to re-decorate your entire home right now. Create something beautiful from one of the creative sources above? Let us know about it! Comment below or share it with us on social media with the hashtag #FramingJoy!