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.
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.
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.
PS> If you found this post helpful, it would mean the world if you could share with a friend or on social media. Thanks for supporting this small business. xoxo