Budget Friendly Artwork for Your Workspace

Work doesn’t have to feel like work when the view from your workspace is inspiring. If you need a piece to fill the space above your desk that will inspire you without breaking the bank, here are 3 budget friendly looks that require minimal work and deliver huge impact.

Budget friendly artwork - photo
Lighten up your office atmosphere by framing a funny picture of your pet, or other fun character. It’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face every time you walk into the room. The white frame and white mat look crisp and classy all year around and fits any décor.

Budget friendly artwork - old map
Maps are perfect to fill a large horizontal space. Pick a map of the world, your city or a place you’ve visited and loved. No need for a mat. Here, we’ve picked a thin colored frame to add playfulness to the space. For an even more budget friendly option, go without a frame and simply use push pins to hold it in place.

Budget friendly artwork - chalkboard
No need for post-it notes when you can keep your to-do list right in front of you. Cut a piece of plywood to the desired size and paint it with chalkboard paint, or buy a board from an office supply store like we did. You can paint the frame if you like, or reframe it to give it a more stylish look.

Some Tips & Tricks:

  • To create perfect balance between your wall and piece of furniture choose artwork that is at least 2/3 the length of your desk.
  • When hanging a single large piece, hang it so the bottom hangs approximately 8” from the desk. That said, the proper hanging height may vary depending on what you’re hanging and if you’re planning to display anything below it. The best way to determine the right height is to sit at your desk and have someone hold your piece for you to see it from a sitting position.
  • If your piece is fitted with a picture wire, use 2 nails to equally distribute the weight on each nail. If it’s fitted with 2 D-rings, see how to hang it here. Place Anchor Points on the bottom corners
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