Wall-et Friendly / Affordable Wall Art Inspiration

My outfit of the day posts are without a doubt the bread and butter of Style Smorgasbord but I want to revive my love for other lifestyle branches as well, especially interior design!

I stumbled upon this beautiful aerial beach photograph – frame and all, at Kmart a fortnight ago and I almost cried happy tears when I scanned the piece at the price checker and found that it was only $14 !!! Oh my god, is it not so stunning? As a Sydney-sider, my favourite place to be is the beach and to see this every time I walk into my bedroom makes me very happy.

Its without a doubt Gray Malin inspired and whilst I am a huge fan of his work (I met him in January when he signed my book see that here!) I can’t quite afford his pieces right now even though I will own one of those Bondi triptychs eventually, just you wait. I am, however, eyeing up one of these cute phone cases 😉

After this purchase, I started thinking about what a Godsend Kmart is but also other creative ways you can incorporate beautiful wall art into your home without breaking the bank.

Local Markets Gray Malin actually got his start selling at flea markets so you never know who could be the next big thing! When we go travelling we love to pick up a local piece and add it to our home. From San Francisco to Tasmania, we have collected canvases, sketches and plates.

Commissions There are so many talented artists from all over the world and the internet has made connecting with them much easier! A lot of Etsy stores and Instagrammers now do

personalised commissions. Some of my favourites include Katie Shriner who does customised book illustrations. and The Juliet Report (who I interviewed back in ’15!). I also can’t wait to have this lovely sketch blown up and framed to go in my home office. This was one of my favourite outfits I have ever styled and I love how fun the pose is. When Belinda asked me what photo she should sketch from my Instagram feed, I asked her to pick whatever intrigued her best and I am SO glad this is the one she went for! I think I get why royalty loved having their picture painted so much .. haha.

Printables The internet is such a wonderful source of content that it is so easy to find free printables these days. Many artists, graphic designers, etc. will have free printables available for you to print and frame at home. You can always go to the printing store and pay a few dollars for them to print it on some nicer paper, pop it into a frame and you are good to go! If you like constantly switching out your art, I would suggest a clipboard or chicken-frame board for alternative ways of displaying!

I hope you found this interiors post an interesting read and I’m excited to share more of my homey projects with you in the future. Scroll through some of my affordable decor pieces below! Have a great end to the week! Aren’t short work weeks the very best?

Wearing: Kookai Top / Seed Pants / Adidas Superstars

4 Comments

  • Reply Vicky T. April 21, 2017 at 4:20 am

    I always love redecorating my room and I love seeing how others like to decorate their homes as well. I definitely love getting free printable for decorating too!

    Vicky T.
    https://vickysscrapbook.com/

  • Reply Tiffany April 21, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    This is such a useful post! I love redecorating my wall arts, and with these, I can do it without splurging. Thanks for sharing!

    Tiffany
    http://www.mstiffanyyang.com

  • Reply Kim April 22, 2017 at 12:33 am

    Wait, I actually love your style! Especially the little “meow” speech bubble, hehe!

    Kim | Simply Lovebirds

  • Reply Amy Pham April 23, 2017 at 10:55 am

    I love the beach photograph and $14 is such a steal! I’m not a natural when it comes to interior decorating, but I found a lot of inspiration from this post. I love the way you have your books and magazines displayed in your shelves!

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