How To Find Art For Your Home

West Village, NY

I’ve been searching high and low for the perfect piece of art for my new entryway! I want it to be a simple, black + white abstract painting, set in a wood frame. You’d think it would be easy to find, but it’s actually been quite tricky! The space it needs to hang in is long and narrow – and I want the piece to be subtle so it doesn’t clash with my other decor. I talked about my hunt for artwork on Instagram and so many of you sent in helpful suggestions. I wanted to share them here, along with the sources I’ve looked to for art in the past!

Where To Find Art

Etsy

Etsy is my #1 destination for affordable, unique art. I have bought a ton of prints from Etsy over the years, and used my own frames to hang them. I not only buy prints, but macrame pieces, beautiful rugs, furniture and party favors from the site.

One Kings Lane

One Kings Lane has such gorgeous framed art pieces. I love that they have a very curated mix of art so you’re not too overwhelmed with a million options. I always find something I want to buy when I’m browsing – and often it’s a piece I haven’t seen anywhere else.

Williams Sonoma Home

You may remember these black and white brush stroke prints (also love this one) from my West Village apartment – those were from Williams Sonoma Home. Their art is on the pricier side, but it’s really high quality, looks more expensive than it is, and is sure to make a statement.

Anthropologie

I’m a huge fan of Anthropologie’s home decor section. I’ve ordered several pieces of furniture from them in the past (nightstands and my new dresser) – and have my eye on several of their art pieces like this and this.

McGee and Co.

This interior design duo couple has a firm and decor shop that always leaves me swooning! Their furniture selection is on point, and the art they have is equally amazing. I particularly love this abstract print and this pink knotted print.

Society6

This is a relatively new-to-me site, but they have a fun selection of colorful, modern prints and photos. This black and white abstract print caught my eye – I wish they made it in a bigger size!

Art.com

Art.com unsurprisingly has a massive selection of art! And I really like how they curated sections which make it easier to peruse the site. I clicked on their “Neutrals Collection” and found a nice assortment.

Minted

I was really impressed with the art on Minted! They had some really expensive/high end looking prints and photos, and a wide array of frames and sizes for you to choose from. They make it so easy to swap out and see the different frame styles which I loved. A ton of you always ask me about my oversized wave photo which is on the pricier side. I was able to find several look-alike options that were way more affordable – so be sure to check them out here, here and here!

Horchow

Horchow has a beautiful assortment of art on the higher end side. I loved these two matching pieces, and this horse photo which would really make a statement in an entry or living room.

Lulu & Georgia

I loved the eclectic mix of art on the site – they’ve really upped their selection over the years. This black + white abstract print is stunning, and this framed piece would look so cool in a beach or desert house.

Desenio

A reader shared this site with me and I was so impressed with the variety of prints on their site. They have a really modern/cool/chic selection of prints of all different sizes and offer several framing options as well.

St. Frank

You may remember my oversized piece of art from St. Frank in my Venice House. It was one of my absolute favorites and I always got compliments on it! They have small and large pieces that will add a chic bohemian touch to your home.

Vintage, Consignment, and Yard Sales

Art is deeply personal and I love when people mix and match frames, colors, and styles together. Often times, the most special and unique pieces come from small, off the beaten path shops. I encourage you to seek out the little stores full of treasures in your town – you never know what you may find! In LA, Melrose and Rose Bowl Flea Markets always have great finds, and in NYC, I love John Derian and Brooklyn Flea.

Simply Framed

Make your own art with Simply Framed. Just send in photos, prints, scarves, or textiles, pick a frame, and their team will send it back to you ready to hang. I absolutely loved working with them a year ago on pieces in my old dining nook and living room.

Custom Art

Have a piece commissioned especially for you by a talented artist. I recently discovered Angela Allen’s stunning art thanks to one of you lovely readers and am working with her to create something for my new space.

Don’t be afraid to mix and match art! Have fun with it! Mix big frames with little frames, gold frames with black frames, abstract paintings with vintage photographs. You can see how I’ve layered my art in my home in past decor posts here! A ton of my inspiration comes from Pinterest – so you can always follow me there to see what I have my eye on. I’ve recently been LOVING a designer Josh Young, who I found via This is Glamorous. I’ve gotten so many ideas from the way he layers his art! Where do you like finding art? Share some of your favorite artists with me below!

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12 Comments

  • Lisa Autumn says:

    Ahhh I just saved this post. So helpful!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    April 24, 2019 | Reply
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  • Micheline says:

    I love this post! It helps us share great tips with each other. Thank you Kat for including us in your posts! Xo

    April 24, 2019 | Reply
  • Rach says:

    Thanks for the rec! You always find the best wall arts and I can’t wait to see what you do with your new space!

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    April 24, 2019 | Reply
  • Danni Rico says:

    I have been needing a post like this. Thanks this will help me find the black and white prints I have been looking for!

    April 25, 2019 | Reply
  • vera says:

    Such great tips, thank you for sharing- I am in need of art in my new apartment!

    Blonde in Cashmere

    April 25, 2019 | Reply
  • Mariya says:

    Very informative, thank you!

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    April 25, 2019 | Reply
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  • Jenifer says:

    I love the decor! Where did you get that framed black and white picture hanging above your bar cart? I love it!

    May 15, 2019 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      It’s a custom piece framed Hermes silk scarf! :)

      May 15, 2019 | Reply
  • Mel says:

    I love this post and have been referring back to it often lately. Would you be willing to share the actual source of your oversized wave photo? I appreciate the alternatives that you chose, but I really love your actual photo. I also love your black and white Hermès scarf! I’ve never seen one quite that subtle.

    August 15, 2019 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thank you! It’s from Jason Lawrence Olive!

      August 16, 2019 | Reply