14 incredible shops on Etsy for unique wall art
Wall art is one of the easiest ways to give your home a little personality and make it feel more like a place that you love instead of just a place that you live. Unlike more permanent solutions like paint, wall art is portable and can be taken with you if you end up moving. It’s also one of the first and easiest things to add to make a new place feel like home.
There are endless places to buy art, but nothing feels quite as good as buying from an independent artist, knowing that you’re getting something truly original and supporting a small business. Etsy is a great place to find variety, but the sheer volume can get overwhelming. For those who aren’t sure what to search or fall into the “I’ll know it when I see it” camp, it’s helpful to have a place to begin.
That’s where we come in. We’ve pulled together a list of 14 of our favorite artists spanning a huge range of styles, subject matter, and prices. Scroll to find your new favorite artist and take your first step toward bringing a whole lot more “you” to your space.
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1. For a pop of color: April Lane Art
Our Favorite: San Francisco Travel Digital Download
If you’re looking for high-impact color with Y2K vibes, April Lane Art is a great place to start. Its artwork is affordable, as it sells digital downloads for as low as $4 (though that does mean you’ll need to consider the cost of printing it yourself if you’re hoping to hang it on your wall). The shop has a great selection of cute, trendy wall art from travel prints and fruit to famous paintings. We’re especially fond of this San Francisco printfor its bright colors and simplicity. If you love it, consider taking a look at the entire travel gallery to complete the look.
2. For Inspiring and reflecting: M Koby Art
Our Favorite: Now What
If Melissa Koby’s art feels vaguely familiar, you shouldn’t be surprised. She’s been featured by everyone from Google to Pottery Barn, and continues to be a star in the art world. Koby’s work is a celebration of people of color, women and Black excellence. As a Black woman, Koby illustrates beautiful faceless figures because she wants “everyone to be able to see themselves in each piece… to normalize looking past the color of the skin.”
Along with watercolor and digitally-illustrated paintings, you’ll find tranquil landscapes to inspire healing and reflection. Koby’s personally one of my favorite artists, so much so that her Now What painting is currently hanging out on the wall next to me as I write this. For anyone who needs some inspiration or some calm, M Koby Art is a great place to start.
3. For cottagecore magic: Prints x Charming
Our Favorite: Vintage Fantasy Forest Art Print
This shop focuses on vintage art that inspires a fairytale feel, from cozy cottagecore to magical myth-inspired works. Artwork ranges from spooky to sweet, and you can easily spend an afternoon browsing the wide variety of its selection. Each purchase is printed using the giclée method on museum-quality fine art paper, making it both beautiful and a piece that can stand the test of time.
We particularly love this dreamy forest painting that makes you feel like you’ve been dropped directly into a story from the Brothers Grimm. The painting originates from 1928 and was created by artist Katayama Bokuyo. If you look closely, you can see a weasel poking his head out of the brush. It’s a piece sure to spark your imagination.
4. For pop art perfection: Lanre Studio
Our Favorite: Boiling Point
If you love high impact art with a creative flair, Lanre Studio has a great selection to choose from. Lanre’s work has been featured around the world, and aims to be both inspiration and philosophy. His style falls into a space between pop art and cubism. Buying from Lanre means supporting a Black-owned business, and with more than a thousand pieces available, there’s sure to be something for everyone.
We particularly love this illustration, titled Boiling Point, because of its versatility to go with just about any room or environment. The piece evokes the feeling of warmth on a cold morning and comfort in a time of stress. It’s a perfect addition to any area that could use a little calm.
5. For vintage chic: Blossom Botanica
Our Favorite: Dark Academia Library Print From 1700s
For those who love the feel of vintage artwork, Blossom Botanica has you covered. From zodiac symbols to artistically arranged cannabis, this woman-owned shop specializes in beautiful print reproductions of artwork from the past. Each purchase has been remastered to create a high-resolution image unique to Blossom Botanica and is printed using the giclée method. Artwork can be printed on a variety of materials, including canvas and darkroom photo paper.
We’re partial to this painting of books by Giuseppe Maria Crespi. The piece originates from the 1700s and will give any space all of the best dark academia vibes. For those who like the feeling of cohesiveness, Blossom Botanica has gallery walls that can be purchased as a set, taking all the guesswork of what will look best together (check out this Dark Academia gallery set!)
6. For witchy fun: Rytas Art World
Our Favorite: Haunted Shotwell Bridge of Salem
If you love witches or the feeling of autumn, this shop might be for you. There are a variety of images by professional artist Margaryta Yermolayeva, but we’re especially partial to her witch-related work. While there’s plenty of witchy imagery, including references to Salem, the shop also has some charming slice-of-life scenes like this one. The pieces give the best cozy autumn and witchy vibes; it’s the perfect purchase for anyone who wants to add a little magic to their world.
Each purchase is a printed reproduction of the painting shown, inspected by the artist and signed before shipping.
7. For childlike whimsy: Gwen van Knippenberg
Our Favorite: Girl on Bubble
Painter Gwen van Knippenberg hails from the Netherlands and is known for her whimsical gouache painting style. The shop offers an array of smaller prints on greeting cards to larger prints on tintoretto gesso paper.
Every piece invokes some feeling of nostalgia or childhood magic, making them perfect to give as a card to someone you love or to hang on your wall to enjoy yourself. Prints are signed by the artist and packaged with care.
8. For an otherwordly feel: Space Ink Shop
Our Favorite: Create Without Fear
Trinidadian expat Candace is an illustrator inspired by the “primitive charm that defines lino art.” The shop uses an innovative solution to use digital tools to emulate the artwork style. Each piece strives to make powerful statements and leans into a passion for social justice, as Candace believes that “artists have a responsibility to tell the truth.”
9. For minimalist linework: Shop Domo INK
Our Favorite: Mother and Baby Minimal Line Art
Domonique Brown is a California-based Black woman who creates stunning, emotional artwork in a variety of styles. We love the shop’s minimalist line art pieces like this beautiful rendition of a mother and baby. With a limited color palette and a continuous line, Brown conveys the love, protectiveness, and joy of motherhood. It’s the perfect piece for any nursery or home.
10. For words to live by (or laugh to): Rachel E Lettering
Our Favorite: Might Join the Cicadas This Summer Print
Rachel E Lettering is known for its pieces with colorful, creative hand-lettering. The shop offers everything from inspirational quotes to empowering messages and humorous takes on relatable topics. By shopping here, you’re supporting a woman-owned business. Your purchase means you get an instant digital download so while you won’t have to wait a week or two for shipping, there will be additional costs if you plan to print it.
11. For getting bold with black and white: Kikiandnim
Our Favorite: Apologies for the Delayed Response Print
With nearly 2,000 items available, the variety at this shop is astounding. From cool prints of skeletons to lovely zodiac signs,moody vintage paintings, andlettering, the shop has all of your simple-yet-impactful wall art needs. If you love the humor but are looking for more edge, this definition is another favorite.
All prints are available at a low cost for digital download, meaning that anyone anywhere in the world can enjoy the artwork instantly. Factor in the cost of printing if you’re hoping to display it on your wall.
12. For soothing abstracts: Bi Witching Crafts
Our Favorites: Eye of the Storm Pour Painting
More into paintings than lettering? If you’ve ever watched a video of how pour paintings are created, you know how mesmerizing the process can be. The final result is just as satisfying.
Caelum Lenchner is a queer nonbinary painter who creates a variety of colorful works that are sure to add a welcome pop of color to any space. The shop also offers LGBTQ+ pride-themed pieces. We especially love this Eye of the Storm pour painting; it’s easy to get lost staring at all of the different colors on the canvas. Because each piece is a painting rather than a print, every one is unique.
14. For cute and colorful vibes: Kitty Strand Designs
Our Favorite: Burnt Out Toaster Illustration
Most people have days where they feel like a charred piece of toast, but for illustrator Kitty Strand, the feeling goes deeper than a busy workweek. Strand has myalgic encephalomyelitis, a chronic health condition that she describes as feeling “like trying to make a perfect breakfast from stale bread in a dodgy toaster.” This piece was created in a cute and colorful style to act as a fun reminder to be gentle with yourself in life.
The shop offers great prints celebrating disability, such as this joyful illustration of an ambulatory wheelchair user. There is also a variety of illustrations of household items, food, animals and humorous lettering. Prints are available in both a digital and print format.
14. For geeky glory: Window Shop Gal
Our Favorites: Pawnee Indiana Travel Poster–Parks and Rec
If you find yourself constantly quoting your favorite fandom, this fun retro poster shop might be the one for you. While supporting a woman-owned business, you can choose from a variety of geeky locales and references. Each poster is thoughtfully composed of small details to your favorite TV show or movie, such as the one above, advertising Pawnee, Indiana from the show Parks and Rec.
The retro feel and subtlety of the posters means that non-fans will likely see them as a nice piece of wall art, but fellow geeks will appreciate the attention to detail. Fandoms to choose from include but are not limited to Stranger Things, Gilmore Girls, Harry Potter, How I Met Your Mother, Breaking Bad and Friends.
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