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11 Affordable Wall Art Décor Buys to Bring Summer to Every Room

the best affordable wall art décor buys right now to bring summer to every room at home, including posters, prints, paintings and more.

With summer in full swing, we decided it was time for a refresh of our wall art to spread the easy vibe of the season throughout our spaces. If you’re similarly inclined, our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of 11 of the best affordable wall art décor buys right now to bring summer to every room at home, including posters, prints, paintings and more.

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Summer is here, and that means it’s time to give our homes a summer makeover. Even though we can step outside to enjoy all the wonderful things the season has to offer, it’s nice to bring a little reminder of those things inside.

Especially these days, we want to fill our homes with the feeling of summer, the feeling of sunshine, and the feeling of optimism – and that’s exactly what these summertime images help us to do.

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From young, contemporary, and emerging artists and illustrators, these eleven paintings and prints are here to help you imbue your world with the joy of the season. We have water scenes, beach scenes, vacation scenes, and so much more, so you can feel summer’s magic touch without even having to leave your home.

11 Affordable Wall Art Décor Buys to Bring Summer to Every Room at home

1. Happiness by Clare Elsaesser

Summer is a lot of things.  And one of them? Happiness. That’s the feeling artist Clare Elsaesser captures in her water image. Even though the swimmer’s head is turned away, you can feel the joy in her body language as she splashes through the water. This Etsy Design Awards Finalist is an extra-large giclee print, available in three sizes.  Elsaesser is based in California, and she has more of her work – including original paintings – available on her website.

 best affordable wall art décor buys right now to bring summer to every room at home, including posters, prints, paintings and more.

Best affordable wall art décor buys right now to bring summer to every room. Happiness by Clare Elsaesser. Courtesy Photo.

BUY NOW – $185 – $510.

2. Infinity by Joanne Ho

Ho has many summer scenes available in her Etsy shop – in fact, she has an entire swimming pool series – but we are partial to this one. The bright, vivid blues make us want to dive right in alongside those happy swimmers. This is a museum-quality art print of Ho’s original watercolor, and it’s available in six sizes. For more of Ho’s work, be sure to check out her website and Instagram.

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Best affordable wall art décor buys right now to bring summer to every room. Infinity by Joanne Ho. Courtesy Photo.

BUY NOW – $23.23 – $63.06.

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3. By the Pool by Carla Llanos

This print is as good as a manifestation – we want to be this happy-looking woman, sunning by the pool with a piece of fresh fruit. Maybe if we hang this somewhere in our homes, our dream will become a reality. Carla Llanos is a Chilean artist based in the United Kingdom, and you can keep up with her work (including her original paintings), on her website.  This is a giclee print available in three sizes.

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Best affordable wall art décor buys right now to bring summer to every room. By the pool by Carla Llanos. Courtesy Photo.

BUY NOW – $35.57 – $66.06.

4. Second Summer by Mark Mann

This painting comes from Mark Mann’s 2021 solo show “Mark Mann: Souvenir” at the Owen James Gallery in New York City. Mann is known for his nostalgic work in the genre of Americana.  And this particular piece is two in one – acrylic on two wooden panels. The images evoke a summery feeling, and also hint at a deeper story beneath the surface. What are these subjects thinking about?

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Best affordable wall art décor buys right now to bring summer to every room. Second Summer by Mark Mann. Courtesy Photo.

BUY NOW – $1,200.

5. Sunrise Reading by Tabitha Brown

We have a lot of outdoor images here, but summer can also be enjoyed inside – with the sun winking outside the window, and the AC offering a sweet escape. This indoor scene features all our summer favorites – music, plants, books, books, and that unforgettable summer sunshine. Tabitha Brown is an Illinois-based artist and illustrator, who has been featured everywhere from ModCloth to the Huffington Post.

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Best affordable wall art décor buys right now to bring summer to every room. Sunrise Reading by Tabitha Brown. Courtesy Photo.

BUY NOW – $27.

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6. Beach Swimming by Coco

There are many water-filled images on this list – and rightfully so! – but this one has a special place in our heart, because of the way the waves seem to lift right off the page.  If you’re looking for a summery work of art that actually seems to transport you right to the shore, then this should be your go-to. Each image is hand-painted on top-quality canvas and made-to-order by Coco, who is based in Brisbane, Australia.

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Best affordable wall art décor buys right now to bring summer to every room. Beach Swimming by Coco. Courtesy Photo.

BUY NOW – $173.38 – $670.01.

7. Mediterranean Dream by Reyna Noriega

We can’t get over these oranges and blues – they fill us with the feeling that we’ve already joined the print’s subject in the Mediterranean. Artist Reyna Noriega is only twenty-eight, and based in Miami, Florida. Amongst other places, her work has been featured on the cover of The New Yorker. The larger sizes of this print are already sold out, so you should order now.

Best affordable wall art décor buys right now to bring summer to every room. Mediterranean Dream by Reyna Noriega. Courtesy Photo.

BUY NOW – $35.

8. Midsummer Night Art Print by Ulla Thynell

Most of these images are set during the day, but if you’re more of a night owl, you can still get some summertime art that reflects your true self.  And after all, aren’t summer nights the most magical of them all? At least, that’s what Shakespeare and Grease would have us believe. Ulla Thynell is based in Finland, and known for her magical depictions of the natural world.

Best affordable wall art décor buys right now to bring summer to every room. Midsummer NIght Art Print by Ulla Thynell. Courtesy Photo.

BUY NOW – $19.55 – $57.80.

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9. Topless Swim by Jade Purple Brown

Brighten up your home with this museum-quality print from Jade Purple Brown. Brown is a New York-based artist who specializes in images with vibrant colors and optimistic messages. And there is in fact an optimism here, evoked by this woman’s happy, energetic pose. We’d love to grace our homes with this sun-filled scene.

Best affordable wall art décor buys right now to bring summer to every room. Topless Swim by Jade Purple Brown. Courtesy Photo.

BUY NOW – $75 – $150.

10. Wildflowers and Waves by Heather Ihn Martin

This is an original gouache painting on watercolor paper, depicting 2019’s Capitol Plein Air Festival. Just looking at the image, the viewer can imagine the way the water, grass, and flowers must have glittered in the summer light. It makes you wish that you too were there that day, sitting under the blue umbrella. Martin is based in California, and still painting en plein air today.

Best affordable wall art décor buys right now to bring summer to every room. Wildflowers and Waves by Heather Ihn Martin. Courtesy Photo.

BUY NOW – $1,400.

11. Pink, Green, Gold Moon Watercolor by Morgan Harper Nichols

Of course, the sun rises and sets all year round, but for some reason, it’s not until the summertime that we really start to take notice. And even though this watercolor is of the moon, it evokes that same summer sunrise feeling – that the natural world is a little more spectacular than it used to be. Morgan Harper Nicholas is a mixed-media artist based in Arizona.

Best affordable wall art décor buys right now to bring summer to every room. Pink, Green, Gold Moon Watercolor by Morgan Harper Nichols. Courtesy Photo.

BUY NOW – $17 – $49.30.

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That’s our take on the best affordable wall art décor buys right now to bring summer to every room at home, including posters, prints, paintings and more. What’s your favorite, dear reader?

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Abbie Martin Greenbaum grew up in New York City and currently lives in Brooklyn, where she drinks a lot of coffee and matches roommates together for a living. At Oberlin College, she studied English and Cinema, which are still two of her favorite things, along with dessert and musical theater. She believes in magic.

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