It's the year 2003: you've just settled in for an evening spent chatting on AIM while listening to a newly-burnt CD and the space surrounding you is drenched in pop-culture paraphernalia.
Back in our teenage heyday, bedrooms were a private sanctuary where no wall was left uncovered by Titanic -era Leonardo DiCaprio posters and artwork from Destiny’s Child Survivor album. And while we've undergone more than a few changes since then, our walls are still prime real estate for personal expression — only now we're filling them with a little less hormonally-charged angst and a lot more artistic vision. House plants breathe life into your home and nifty storage sets can keep it looking streamlined, but investing in wall art is what will really make a place feel like your own. Whether you're renting a first apartment with roomies or you're solo settled in more permanent digs, giving your living space a little piece of personal style goes a long way: for contemporary aesthetic enthusiasts, consider an abstract print that can easily be mounted on the wall; if you’ve got more of a free-spirited approach to interior design, macramé wall hangings can be added above your sofa or reading nook for a dreamy boho vibe; you can even recycle vintage posters by dressing them up in a simple, sleek frame (it's time to step away from the Blu Tack). The best part about this category of home decor is that it doesn't have to cost the big bucks — and we've lined up all of the sites where you can score unique and within-budget artwork to prove it ahead. Be sure to check out our guide to buying and styling affordable art for your home, too! At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. Society6 is a great resource for finding a sea of one-of-a-kind options at reasonable price points. Browse their prints and framed works to start building your dream gallery wall or brighten up your space with an unexpected tapestry and wall mural selection. Whatever you choose, the site boasts an incredibly vivid selection of talented independent designers — plus a wonderfully curated collection page for discovering Black artists. theebouffants Sassy Oranges In A Bowl Art Print, $, available at Society6 When you think of Urban Outfitters, trendy dresses, accessories, and furnishing probably come to mind. But dig a little bit deeper and you'll find that it's also an inspiring resource for interesting wall decals, artwork, and prints. Fran Rodriguez Holy Night Art Print, $, available at Urban Outfitters We can't talk decorating inspiration without referencing Etsy — it's the ultimate marketplace for all things vintage, handmade, and crafty. The best part? Many of the small artist shops offer access to instant-download prints, so you can have access to printing your chosen piece immediately with the click of a button. We definitely recommend browsing Lovely Earthings shop, which is bursting with brightly illustrated and inspirational prints. Lovely Earthlings Sit Down, Relax and Let Your Hair Down Art Print, $, available at Etsy If you aren’t already familiar with Verishop, let us introduce you: the e-commerce platform is a beautifully curated site featuring the best in home, wardrobe, beauty, and beyond. We’ve got our eyes (and carts) set on its stunning selection of decorative accents just begging to add style to any bare wall. Spacey Studios "Breakfast in Bed" Framed Print, $, available at Verishop Ok, here’s a major pro tip for you: Walmart is actually a treasure trove of totally fun and unique art to fill your home. Oh, and did we mention it's also affordable too? We've already bookmarked Drew Barrymore's exclusive Flower Home collection for the site as a trusted and true purveyor of whimsical chic art pieces along with recently launched peel-and-stick wallpaper styles. Drew Barrymore Flower Home Orange and Blue Vintage Floral Peel and Stick Wallpaper, $, available at Walmart You probably know Minted as the go-to destination for stationery and cards — but you’ll definitely want to check out its impressive art selection, too. Conveniently, you can tack on a frame to any purchase so your piece is ready to hang as soon as it arrives on your doorstep. Minted Desert Oasis Wall Art, $, available at Minted Jungalow is an amazing resource for colorful and creative home decor and design inspiration. The store carries a rotating selection of high-quality and limited-edition art prints from international female artists. And we’re also very into the fact that with every purchase at least two trees are planted. Justina Blakeney Voyage Art Print, $, available at Jungalow Look no further than Amazon for limitless and accessible interior design ideas. Do a little digging and you can find unique handmade wall hangings, tapestries, artwork, and more. Easy Growin Designs sells their customizable succulent wreaths, which are a perfect low maintenance way to add some life (literally) into a living space. Easy Growin Designs Living Succulent Air Plant Grapevine Wreath, $, available at Amazon Handmade In addition to her unique and fun ceramics, LA-based multi-disciplinary artist Kenesha Sneed makes the most vibrant made-to-order prints inspired by the Black female experience. All available on her site Tactile Matter. Kenesha Sneed Sunrise, $, available at Tactile Matter If you're aiming for a boho-chic vibe, Lulu & Georgia has a curated collection of wall hangings and prints perfect for adding a chic eclectic touch to any space. Lulu & Georgia Circle And Line Double Arc Wall Hanging, $, available at Lulu & Georgia As one of the most recognized online art galleries, Saatchi offers a wide range of high-quality pieces. While most of what’s on there isn’t cheap, there’s a diverse selection of stellar prints for under $150. Skip Hunt Sunday Stroller Photograph by Skip Hunt, $, available at Saatchi Amara has over 250 designer brands for home decor, so you can count on finding inspiring and unexpected wall art like quirky decorative plates and interactive posters. Doiy 100 Must-Do Interactive Poster, $, available at Amara With over 2,000 independent artists and super affordable prices, you’re bound to find a few whimsical pieces at Fy! that will make your living room or kitchen extra happy. Amy Ross Garden Pixies Art Print, $, available at Fy! Inside Weather makes it extra easy to customize your print purchase. Select your artwork, preferred size, and frame finish of choice, to make your new piece exactly to your specifications. Each order even comes with a nail. No trip to the hardware store necessary! Inside Weather Geode Art Print, $, available at Inside Weather World Market always has a great selection of eclectic furnishings and their wall decor options are no different. Browse their site to find plenty of clever prints, framed photos, and wall hangings. Cost Plus World Market Vasquez Rocks Framed Canvas Wall Art, $, available at Cost Plus World Market H&M may not be the first place that comes to mind when looking for fresh wall decor, but did you know their home line has the perfect tightly curated collection of minimalist art? Added bonus: each piece is printed on certified environmentally friendly paper. H&M Home Black Plant Poster, $, available at H&M Home Target, the one-stop-shop for everything you didn't know you couldn't live without. We highly recommend browsing their website to find a wide selection of everything from metal wall pieces to photo prints and paintings. Project 62 Abstract Seascape Framed Canvas, $, available at Target We love anything and everything from Anthropologie’s home & furniture section, and its collection of wall art is no exception. They’ve got plenty of bohemian-cool, handcrafted decor items including a great selection of woven basket situations that are made to be mounted on the wall. Anthropologie Fringed Basket Wall Art, $, available at Anthropologie Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here? Story continues 37 Clever Items That Will Open Up Your Small Space These Tiny Desks Are WFH Space Saviors An Expert Guide To Affordable Art