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Round Up: Neutral Modern Art on the Cheap

Round Up: Neutral Modern Art on the Cheap

I don’t know about you guys, but February is really kicking my a$$.

Between all of the sickness and inclement weather-related school closings, I have been forced to take life at a slower pace- regardless of the fact that the inspiration is flowing and the project list is ever-expanding.

Nonetheless, I thought today would be the perfect opportunity to show off some new-ish art work that I recently added to my living room.

For any of you in the market for some neutral, modern art yourself, I have also rounded up some super affordable selections (many of which are actually downloadable print files off of Etsy) at the very bottom of this post.

For your shopping convenience, I have included affiliate links to the product pages in this post. 

affordable modern wall art

In addition to clean lines and an infusion of mid-century modern influence, “Modern Farmhouse” style distinguishes itself from more traditional farmhouse iterations with its inclination for abstract and/or contemporary artwork versus salvaged, architectural-type wall decor (think re-claimed shutters, windows, finials, or metal elements….yeah..not totally my cup of tea).

In the earlier years of farmhouse decorating, I was always smitten with the casual, earthiness of this style, while at the same time, being completely turned-off by the lack of captivating art.

While I do appreciate the texture and character of up-cycled architecture as a means of dressing up one’s walls, I am an art-lover at heart. I have always been drawn to abstract works.

It may sound like a bratty “art-school kid” thing to say, but I always felt that the farmhouse aesthetic lacked depth and sophistication.

Well…not any more, my friends. Thank God for the forward-thinking farmhouse lovers out there who are advancing this genre of style.

Where art is concerned, the latest takes on farmhouse decorating are actually quite eclectic.  From Mid-Century Block Prints to Vintage Oil Portraits, the white walls synonymous with your archetypal Modern Farmhouse serve as the perfect backdrop for a personally curated art gallery.

And while art can be quite the investment, many new web-based companies are making art more accessible for the average Joe.

modern art on the cheap

In fact, the abstract prints in the photo above were actually purchased off of Etsy (click here for the product page) for under $100. To save some additional cash, I decided to forgo the custom framing – only purchasing the set as prints. I then purchased two poster frames from Target (here are the frames I used)- accumulating a grand total of $120.

Even better? By purchasing these prints from an artist’s Etsy page, I can feel good about my investment- knowing I am helping to support someone’s passion. Come to think about it, I suppose I should’ve purchased their frames as well (can’t help my cheap-skate ways sometimes). 

To make life easier for you, below I have personally curated some of my favorite prints (and printables) on a budget- perfect for the modern organic home. Be sure to click on the image to be directed to the product page…

Affordable Neutral Modern Art:

Please note that some selections are for a downloadable file only (you will have to print the art yourself).

Thank you so much for tuning in this week. Sending you warm and sunny vibes…spring is just around the corner.

Now get out there and design some good vibes along with a fabulous life.

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modern neutral art for cheap



My journey in interior design and home improvement began with transforming my first fixer-upper home, all while managing a budget and raising two young boys. My work, a reflection of my passion for creating beautiful, uplifting spaces, has been recognized by top publications like Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, HGTV, and more. I invite you to explore my site and witness the transformation of my home and the vibes we've designed.Read more...


Wednesday 26th of February 2020

So true that the farmhouse of today does NOT have to be all old and ...old. I love how you add modern elements to your modern boho farmhouse!!!

Designing Vibes

Wednesday 26th of February 2020

haha! all old and old is just not my thing. I think my mom traumatized me with her extreme shabby chic phase. Hope you are staying warm, my friend.


Wednesday 26th of February 2020

LOVE your abstract art pics!! I'd love to add this modern flare to my place!!

Designing Vibes

Wednesday 26th of February 2020

Thanks, girl! You should totally do it. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week. xoxo

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life

Wednesday 26th of February 2020

Love your new art and the selection you share. I need to do a new gallery wall around our TV, so this is helpful. Great way to have some wonderful art at affordable prices.

Designing Vibes

Wednesday 26th of February 2020

Thank you so much, Marty! Oh..I bet that will look great. I love good a gallery/tv wall .