23. Save on Graphic Artwork, Posters, and Prints
Stores like Target, HomeGoods, and Ikea have plenty of graphic artwork options for you to choose from. Compared to fine art that costs hundreds or even thousands of dollars, they are relatively affordable in the $20 to $50 range. However, if you’re buying art for your entire apartment, all of these $20-$50 pieces will quickly add up. Most of these pieces are also purchased because you need something on your wall, rather than being art that you truly have your heart set on. If that’s the case, it’s best to save money, rather than splurge. Take your time to find art that truly resonates with you.
If you go on Etsy, there are a lot of people who sell their graphic art as a digital download so that you can get it printed yourself. These downloads are usually only $1 to $5 each, and you can get posters printed at Walmart for around $10 to $15. This way, you can find something that actually resonates with your interests instead of picking whatever was available in Marshalls that week. If you’re artistic, also consider making your own artwork. Or, buy something second hand at a thrift store.