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6 Etsy Shops for One-of-a-Kind, Dorm-Friendly Art

Jul 20, 2018

by Valerie Rains

The start of every school year is a natural time for reinvention—whether or not you’re personally sharpening your pencils in anticipation of another semester of study. And when it comes to decor—for a dorm room or otherwise—there’s no quicker refresh route than hanging a great new piece of art. Here, we’ve rounded up six standout Etsy shops where a beautiful print from a bona fide artist (working in illustration, watercolor, or photography, to name a few) is wholly within even a strapped college student’s reach.

Meraki Brooklyn

With their pale, dreamy palettes and consciously uncluttered compositions, photographer Katilin Rebesco‘s evocative travel snaps paint just enough of a picture to spark the imagination—without giving away the whole plot.

Amber Davenport

Manchester, UK illustrator Amber Davenport‘s pattern-rich prints of lush jungle landscapes and undersea scenes serve as a call to embrace adventure and explore uncharted territory.

Studio Hurley

San Francisco artist and illustrator Jorey Hurley had already won us over with her stylized, stripped-down slices of everyday life, and her newer abstract studies of stripes, orbs, and asymmetric shapes have only upped our admiration.

Hej & Hello Creative

Brighton, UK-based artist Lena Goodison makes minimalist, whimsical line drawings, still lifes, and portraits that are equal parts playful and sophisticated.

Little Valley Studio

With their soft washes of misty blue, sandy pink, and gray-green hues, Detroit graphic designer-turned-watercolor artist Basia Stryjecka‘s prints offer an instant dose of serenity—perfect for the straight-A student who turns into a stress machine come midterms.

Telegraph Paper Co.

Dinosaurs or butterflies, musical instruments or morse code: Minnesota illustrator Lindsay Anderson caters to an array of interests (or obsessions) with her colorful range of reinvented educational posters, rendered in her modern, youthful style.

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Botanical print, Modern Geometric, Home decor, Plant print, Colourful, Playful, Wall art, Bauhaus, Abstract, Urban Poster, Contemporary
Botanical print, Modern Geometric, Home decor, Plant print, Colourful, Playful, Wall art, Bauhaus, Abstract, Urban Poster, Contemporary
$37.18 USD
Marfa Texas Print, West Texas Photography, Architecture Art, West Texas Home Decor, Texas Art Print, Large Wall Art, Marfa Gift
Marfa Texas Print, West Texas Photography, Architecture Art, West Texas Home Decor, Texas Art Print, Large Wall Art, Marfa Gift
$40.00 USD
Sloth Print, Sloth Gift, Jungle Print, Botanical Illustration, Plants Print, Childrens Prints, Childrens Decor, Nursery Decor,
Sloth Print, Sloth Gift, Jungle Print, Botanical Illustration, Plants Print, Childrens Prints, Childrens Decor, Nursery Decor,
$15.67 USD
Fine Art Print.  Stripe Study Presidio Multicolor, September 14, 2017.
Fine Art Print. Stripe Study Presidio Multicolor, September 14, 2017.
$48.00 USD
Modern Wall Art, Original Scandinavian Modern, Pastel Women Minimalist Print , Wall Art prints, Home decor, Gift for her, Nordic Art
Modern Wall Art, Original Scandinavian Modern, Pastel Women Minimalist Print , Wall Art prints, Home decor, Gift for her, Nordic Art
$39.84 USD
Printable Abstract Art, Watercolor Wall Art, Sky Print, Blue Watercolor Print, Blue Pink Abstract Art, Abstract Watercolor Art, Pastel Art
Printable Abstract Art, Watercolor Wall Art, Sky Print, Blue Watercolor Print, Blue Pink Abstract Art, Abstract Watercolor Art, Pastel Art
$5.80 USD
Music Poster Music Art Music Wall Art Musical Instruments Art Musical Instruments Wall Art Kids Room Decor Kids Prints Kids Poster
Music Poster Music Art Music Wall Art Musical Instruments Art Musical Instruments Wall Art Kids Room Decor Kids Prints Kids Poster
$20.00 USD

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