Here at HomeHero we’re all about making a house a home. Recent months have seen our homes play a bigger part in our lives than ever before. Since the start of the pandemic, interest in interiors has absolutely soared, with us all on a mission to create the ultimate haven.
Art brings so much personality, warmth and polish to your home, it’s the perfect place to start. Finding unique pieces to complement your living space can seem a daunting task. Want to find something other than those prints that are seemingly all over instagram? Well, there’s a myriad of fantastic emerging retailers and independent artists to make the quest easier.
We’ve found some of the best art to bring character to your four walls, from iconic prints to expressive canvases and contemporary photography. So, whatever your taste, and budget, we’ve got something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to brighten up your Zoom background or add to an ever-growing collection, this HomeHero guide is here to help.
Most come with the option to be framed, a great solution for the busiest among us. But we love John Lewis frames for their classic, high quality finishes. Alternatively, find local framers, there are some brilliant independent ones in London. If you’re renting and can’t put nails in the walls, we recommend Command Strips – they’re super easy to use, and landlord friendly too.
Our very top tip? Don’t buy anything you don’t love.
So, here are some of our favourite finds:
Looking for a wow-factor piece, that you’ll love forever? Look no further than Partnership Editions, who describe themselves as a partnership between artists and collectors. They release 6 drops each year, showcasing their emerging talent. The aesthetic is fresh, contemporary and, in our opinion, spot on. Some of the pieces are quite an investment, but they have such longevity, and bring real atmosphere to your home. Venetia Berry is one of our favourite discoveries.
Big fan of the Partnership Editions aesthetic, but looking for a more affordable option? One of our interior favourites, Made.com , has partnered with the brand to bring limited edition prints from some of their most popular artists. The prints come in two sizes and framed, a great addition to any home.
This boho-chic retailer is one of the best spots for quirky art on the highstreet, From colourful prints to abstract paintings, they have a fantastic collection of beautifully framed works. Most notably, Anthrolpologie has partnered with iconic brand Hotel Magique, the collaboration includes some of their infamous prints, that bring a slice of sunshine to any home.
An online store for quirky independent goods, Wolf & Badger has become a homeware favourite, known for its unique collections. Their selection of prints offers a fresh bank of inspiration, with lots of exclusive and innovative designs. The best bit? The prints are extremely affordable too.
The Royal Academy is one of our favourite London galleries for a stroll, and their collection of prints is equally brilliant. The online store has a curated selection of prints and posters from the academy’s past collections and archives. Collecting the Summer Exhibition posters is a great place to start.
Enter Gallery has an extensive collection of prints, but the photography collection is a real standout. Slim Aarons collection of photographs are some of our all time favourites. The impossibly chic, and truly iconic, 1960 scenes of Palm Springs, Cote D’Azur and Mustique bring real sophistication to any home. The prints are available framed in a number of different sizes, Enter gallery’s team of experts are on hand to advise too.
King & McGaw has been a longstanding favourite for its curated and affordable selection of original prints, and we can see why. From iconic works to limited edition prints and contemporary pieces, they have something for everyone. The collection is broad and thoughtfully curated, making it easy to explore. They have a high quality framing service too, as well as this handy guide to finding the right frame. These framed prints will add immediate sophistication to your home.
There are so many online shops for affordable prints,that it can be tricky to know where to go. So we’ve done all the hard work for you. PSTR Studio is the very best. Unlike many of their competitors, the prints are of a superb quality and the collection is fresh and unique. From bright Matisse prints to vintage William Morris designs, PSTR Studio promises to brighten up your home, at an extremely reasonable price too.
Looking for a little something to brighten up the downstairs loo, or that awkward little corner in the kitchen? We love some of Etsy’s vintage postcards. Etsy can be a daunting place to search for art, but this niche has some brilliant options. We love these world travel postcards and these TV series postcards too. They look great in tiny individual frames, or in collections, and such an affordable way to add character.
So, there you have it, HomeHero’s guide to Make Your Home a Home: The Art Edition. Happy curating.