Embrace the moody Fall look that is trending for Fall 2023 by updating your artwork. Learn easy tips for creating your own art at home and get a set of fine art printables that you can download. Bonus, I am collaborating with a group of bloggers who also have Fall printables! Collect them all to decorate your home on a budget this season!
With Fall just around the corner, it’s time to start infusing our homes with the cozy charm of the season. One of the easiest and most impactful ways to achieve that moody, autumnal ambiance is by switching up your artwork.
Today, I’m excited to share easy ways to up your art game! From printing and framing your own artwork to budget-friendly art projects, I’ve got it all covered. And the best part? You’ll also gain access to a curated set of free fine art printables designed to elevate your Fall decor instantly.
This set of moody fine art printables is just a sneak peek of what’s in store! I’m thrilled to be part of a creative collaboration with some fantastic blogger friends, and we’ve each prepared our own set of FREE printables to sprinkle some seasonal magic into your homes. Don’t forget to explore all the goodies waiting for you – they’re just a scroll away! Be sure to collect them all at the bottom of this post
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Changing Seasons, Changing Art
I’m lucky enough to live in New Hampshire. It’s beautiful year-round but nothing beats it in the Fall! The colors of Autumn are truly amazing and an inspiration when decorating.
Fall brings a unique blend of warm, earthy colors and a touch of a moody vibe. Reflecting this transformation in your decor can be as simple as swapping out your artwork. But how do you go about it? Here are a few creative ideas:
Print and Frame: DIY Artwork
This is my favorite “quick fix” when I want to change my decor up in a snap! I simply switch out some of the artwork that I have on display. When I am filling small frames, 8 x 10 and under, I use my home printer…which makes the process even faster!
- High-Quality Printer
- Watercolor Paper Pad or Cardstock
- Frames (or thrifted frames for a vintage touch).
Step 1: Select Your Artwork
For the Fall, choose or create artwork that embodies the moody, Autumn vibe. Think landscapes with rich, warm tones or abstract pieces that capture the essence of Fall.
My home is a combination of thrifted, second-hand, vintage, and newer pieces. This mix gives my home character without breaking the bank. So when I’m choosing artwork I like to use different styles of art too.
For the Fall season, I wanted to fill a few frames with more moody art and pack away my Summer prints.
I am an art junkie so I love scrolling through the museum websites and finding public domain images in their collections to download and print. I’ll let you in on a little-known secret…most big public museums have open-source artwork (anything over 100 years old) that you can download and print yourself!!
But the catch is you have to take the time to search for the artwork that you like, it’s your lucky day because I’ve taken the time to curate a collection of artwork that is perfect for Fall! At the end of this article, you will be able to access my private collection.
Step 2: Printing
If I am only printing out a couple of images then I use my home printer. For larger projects, I would suggest using a local print service because artwork uses up lots of printer ink.
Also, use your printer’s photo settings to adjust the size of the art that you want to print. For some images, I printed to the standard 8×10 and for my smaller frames, I did 5×7.
My favorite trick when I am printing artwork at home is to use a sheet of watercolor paper instead of printer paper or cardstock! It gives the art a textured look.
Since most pads of watercolor paper are 9 x 12 inches you will need a traditional 8.5 x 11 sheet of printer paper to use as a template and trim off the excess so it will fit in your printer.
Step 3:Framing Your Art
Frame your printed artwork in sleek black frames for a modern look, or hunt for vintage frames at thrift stores for that rustic charm.
When looking for frames don’t forget to check your local thrift stores! Sometimes you can find some beautiful frames that will work with your home style.
If you struggle to find frames that fit your style you can also find some inexpensive frames and give them a makeover. When I couldn’t find frames with a vintage feel I grabbed black frames from Hobby Lobby and faked it with spray paint & antique wax.
Home decor stores like Home Goods or Marshalls usually have a nice selection of smaller frames. I picked up 3 smaller antiqued gold frames at Home Goods so I can hang a row of moody Fall art by my entryway table.
Step 4: Displaying Your Art
To add Fall touches around my living room I printed out a few of the moody artwork that I found. Some of the art I will be hanging and some will be for tabletop display.
To add a vintage vibe to my small entryway area I hung the 3 small gold frames that I bought at HomeGoods in a row next to the large mirror. For the artwork, I used 2 landscapes and a portrait of a little girl and her dog.
The frames helped put the finishing touch on the entryway area that I have styled for Fall.
Don’t forget to add framed art to your bookcases or hutches to create a curated look.
Budget-Friendly “Antique” Art
Here is a clever way to create aged, vintage artwork on a budget! Instead of using watercolor paper for printing the artwork try using printable burlap sheets.
To keep this project cost super low I am going to upcycle a small word art sign...I’m sure you have one of these gathering dust somewhere.
I chose a portrait to use for this frame and printed it out on a sheet of printable burlap paper. Then I measured the inside area of the old word art and trimmed the burlap art to fit inside.
To adhere my new artwork to the frame I used spray adhesive, I really love the Gorilla brand, and it’s repositionable (because I will undoubtedly do it crooked the first time!!)
Doesn’t this look vintage?? It was so easy to do too! Now, I don’t think that a landscape picture would come out as good as a portrait using this technique.
You can see how I’m transitioning my home for Fall and see the rest of this look for more decorating inspiration.
Your Free Fine Art Printables
As a token of my appreciation for joining me on this artistic journey, I’ve curated a set of free fine art printables. These specially selected pieces capture the essence of Fall’s moody beauty. From interesting portraits to rich, landscapes, these printables are designed to instantly add a touch of Autumn to your decor.
How to Get Your Free Fine Art Printables
- Step 1: Subscribe: Click the button below and it will open a form. Then simply enter your email address in the subscription box to receive instant access to the free fine art printable collection.
- Step 2: Download: Once you’ve subscribed, it will open to my online photo gallery and you will download the printables there. If you are using your phone then save them to your photo gallery, for your computer be sure to download them to your files.
- Step 3 : Print: Either print smaller-sized art on your home printer or have printed at your local shop. For larger prints, I would suggest Shutterfly or Mpix.
- Bargain tip: If you are a Costco member, you get 55% off of Shutterfly orders! I did my large gallery wall for $85 using this discount. Here is the Costco photo center
Get Your Moody Fall
fine art prints.
By changing your artwork and embracing the moody Fall look, you’ll infuse every corner of your home with the warmth and charm of Autumn. Don’t forget to grab your free fine art printables – they’re the perfect addition to your fall decor. Let’s make this season’s decor your most memorable yet.
Be sure to collect all of the seasonal printables from all of the fabulous websites linked below!
Four Seasons Printable Collection
Enjoy this new quarterly collectible series of seasonal prints for you to display, craft with, or style as home decor. Be sure to visit each blogger’s site below to grab your free download!