I’m moving to a new apartment soon, and one of the things I’m most excited about is the opportunity to refresh my home decor. With so many blank walls to fill, it’s time for me to decide which decor to retire and which of my recent photos deserve a spotlight.
Refreshing your wall decor with art prints doesn’t have to be expensive! Did you know there are places online that offer free art downloads, which you can then print? Check out our favorite sites to dig through for free downloads.
Unsplash is a database of beautiful, free photos gifted by photographers around the world. Just search what you’re looking for – giraffes, monstera plants, etc – and download your favs!
Canva is a web design platform where you can make everything from business cards to party invitations to posters are more. It’s loaded with a ton of free templates that you can tweak to suit your specific taste.
Open Access Art
Now, there are a ton of museums that offer their collections in a digital format, and you can even download them for non-commercial use! Check out the collections at The Met, the Art Institute of Chicago, and even the National Gallery of Art.
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Can’t get enough of those scientific drawings you see in textbooks? The Biodiversity Heritage Library has curated thousands of these images with everything from sea creatures to bumblebees to flowers and more.
The New York Public Library Digital Collections
Free Vintage Posters
Free Vintage Posters is full of, well, free vintage posters. Get yourself a classic Rosie the Riveter, or show some love for your home state with these old school travel ads.
LIFE Photo Archive
Have something specific in mind you can’t find for free? You can always download digital art from Etsy, usually at a low price between $5-10.
Now that you have your artwork, it's time to get printing! You can print Photo Prints, Canvas Prints, and Metal Prints on-the-go in the Nations Photo Lab app.