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    • scottishgirl87
    • By scottishgirl87 13th Apr 14, 4:43 PM
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    Unusual home decor?
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    Unusual home decor? 13th Apr 14 at 4:43 PM
    We have lived in our flat for over a year now and still haven't found a piece of "artwork" to finish off our living room. Does anyone have any suggestions of online places to look? We have exhausted all of the usual high street stores (Next, M&S, Ikea etc.).

    We'd actually really like something african/safari inspired (think Lion King, lol) but haven't been able to find anything we like
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    • annie42
    • By annie42 13th Apr 14, 6:33 PM
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    Look online at allposters. They have a huge selection of posters and prints. They have a category for animal prints. There's also a sub section under figurative prints for African figurative prints. You can order the prints alone or get them framed but I think their framing service is expensive. Depending on the print size you could buy a ready made frame locally or go to a picture framer. I've bought a lot for show homes and have found the colour representations accurate. TK Maxx is worth a look if you don't want to buy online
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  • WelshDragoness
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    • 13th Apr 14, 9:19 PM
    Unusual Artwork
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    • 13th Apr 14, 9:19 PM
    I agree, TKMaxx can have some great one off stuff, especially in the clearance section, I once missed out on a gorgeous mirror framed print of Paris, dithered whether it was too heavy for my wall , and someone else snaffled it Also worth while trying local charity shops and car boot sales, you'll be surprised what people want to get rid of
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 18th Apr 14, 2:26 PM
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    • 18th Apr 14, 2:26 PM
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    • 18th Apr 14, 2:26 PM
    Can you stretch to some original artwork? I bought a fabulous watercolour from an artist called Jake Winkle a few years ago, and he had some fantastic African-inspired ones, of Masai warrior types and also big 'close-ups' of animals.
    I don't know what his current prices are, but if the originals are too much, he may do prints of them.
    You can google him to get an idea.
    (The one I bought was of racehorses galloping, and you can almost hear the thunder of the hoof beats!)
    • Artytarty
    • By Artytarty 18th Apr 14, 5:40 PM
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    • 18th Apr 14, 5:40 PM
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    • 18th Apr 14, 5:40 PM
    A Jake Winkle! You lucky so and so! I think his work is tremendous! I'd like one of his hares.
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    • themull1
    • By themull1 18th Apr 14, 6:38 PM
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    The originals are about 700, prints 130 ish.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 18th Apr 14, 6:56 PM
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    • 18th Apr 14, 6:56 PM
    Gosh, gone up since I bought mine! Obviously a good investment!
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    • 20th Apr 14, 8:13 PM
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    • 20th Apr 14, 8:13 PM
    Hi,

    You could have a look at www.artgallery.co.uk as they have a good mix of known and new artists so I normally manage to find something interesting (and I can search within my price range to stop myself getting carried away).
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  • lukataylo
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    • 22nd Apr 14, 4:05 PM
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    • 22nd Apr 14, 4:05 PM
    I would check out a few charity shops and auctions, they can very good deals, i have seen a few african inspired ones too
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