Beautify Your Home (And Make Your Kids Smarter) With This $250 Art Giveaway

What’s wrong with this picture?

nothing over couch

How about the fact that there’s a huge blank wall over my couch?  It’s begging for a piece of art, yet it remains naked, year after year.   That’s because, like many people, I believed:

1) Art ain’t cheap. When you’re saving for pre-school tuition and ballet classes, there’s not much of a budget for gallery hunting.

2) There are so many choices. I don’t know whether to go for an urban landscape or an abstract portrait.  I just know what I like when I see it. 

3) It’s a big decision and an intimidating purchase — the opposite of buying a tee-shirt at The Gap.

Then I found out about ARTtwo50, which alleviates all of these issues.  It’s an iPad app that lets you upload a picture of your space so you can shop for paintings and see exactly what they would look like in your home.  

iPad over couch

All of the artwork is original and one-of-a-kind.  You can browse virtually, try out different pieces, and even share them on social media to get input from your design buff friends.

Not only can you find the painting of your dreams that perfectly suits your decor, but you’re not going to break the bank.

* Each piece costs just $250, like this mixed-media beauty:

mixed media

10th & Ball by Bryan Jernigan

* All of the artwork is original and one-of-a-kind, like this eye-catching pop art:

Goodbye Kiss by Kellie Langewisch

* Most are stretched on canvas that doesn’t require framing and are easy to hang.  From your iPad to your house to your wall, so easy.

ARTtwo50 ipad

What’s more, The New York Times recently reported that exposure to fine art makes your kids smarter.  So styling out your living room actually makes you a better parent.

I love this idea so much that I’m partnering with ARTtwo50 to give away one free piece of artwork – your choice!   Just follow the instructions below on the Rafflecopter giveaway.  (You can choose the ways you want to enter…more options just means more chances.)   Happy hunting.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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  1. ellen ross
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 7:30 am | Permalink

    i love artwork as home decor and im really in need of some new fresh artwork to hang!

    • Posted January 28, 2014 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

      ME TOO. I think $250 is a totally reasonable price point since you’d practically pay that just for a good framing job, but winning for free would be even better…good luck

  2. KIRBY
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    My walls in my house need some love and not the love that the painting my father is obsessed with and won’t let anyone take down until he has his home built with his office so it can be hung there. (It’s HORRIBLE!)

    • Posted January 27, 2014 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

      LOL. Can’t you take it down between visits, or too risky?

  3. Posted January 27, 2014 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    Our walls are woefully nekkid – thanks for doing this giveaway!

    • Posted January 27, 2014 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

      We got to the point where we’ve been framing the 3yo’s “art.” But even the framing is so expensive. I wish I could enter my own giveaway!

  4. Posted January 27, 2014 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    Our walls are so boring! What a cool idea and a great giveaway–thanks for hosting!

    • Posted January 27, 2014 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

      I thought it was a great idea too. Thanks for entering and for making it cool that I posted on our secret ITPR group!!

  5. Posted January 27, 2014 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    Since 90% of the frames on our walls are empty, I clearly need some help in this arena!

    • Posted January 27, 2014 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

      It’s actually so cool to use the app. But it made me want to buy a lot of stuff. Maybe you’ll win!

  6. Kelly
    Posted January 28, 2014 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    great idea. I need art!

    • Posted January 28, 2014 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

      Good luck!

  7. Nikki
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    I am about to move into a new place and I am in need of a print to go over my bed. This would definitely help out! Thanks!

    • Posted January 29, 2014 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

      Nikki, it’s funny, I always had great art hanging over my bed and then I moved to California and nobody does it here because of the earthquake potential! So I slid them to the side, over the nightstands. Anyway…good luck!

  8. Wendy Widom
    Posted January 30, 2014 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    Love this and hope I win!

    • Posted January 30, 2014 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

      Would be great for your new place! Good luck.