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Illustrated, hand lettered and limited edition: 25 of the best prints to hang in your home

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Got your paint sorted? It's time to tackle those bare walls.

Art for the home doesn't have to be expensive. Whether you choose something from Etsy or an original limited edition screen print, there are plenty of fun and colourful options to buy online.

Once you've selected a few favourite pieces, it's time to hang them on wall. Interior design experts agree that the best height to place a picture is generally eye level - and the best advice we've heard is to make sure that the centre of the piece sits roughly 57" (approx 145cm) from the floor. Not only is this the best height to view art (it's the height used in most galleries), it also gives the most design-friendly spacing between furniture and frame.

Talking of framing, this can be tricky (and pricey) if art isn't a standard size. However, there's a work around for those in-the-know: simply order a custom mount that will fit a standard frame, and you're good to go.

Ready to choose your art? Browse the gallery below for our selection of the 25 best prints to buy now.

  • Sweet art

    This cute print from Etsy seller ilovedoodle is perfect for summer.

    £21.21, etsy.com

  • Keep it simple

    Future and Found have tapped into the typographic trend with this monochrome design. We love it.

    £36.00, futureandfound.com

  • Green goddess

    For something more whimsical, look no further than The Future Kept. These illustrations were inspired by nature, and can be hung together or on their own.

    £35 each, thefuturekept.com

  • Lucky number

    Got a lucky number? Tom Pigeon's cinematype series is your go-to.

    £35, tompigeon.com

  • Pop art

    This full colour screen print pays tribute to business woman, interior designer and fashion icon, Iris Apfel. 

    £90, printclublondon.com

  • Negative space

    If minimalist style and negative space is your bag, look no further than this simple cat design.

    £25, howkapow.com

  • Fashion fave

    French fashionista Garance Doré recently teamed up with illustrations studio Rifle Paper Co to create a series of printed sketches. This one is our favourite.

    £19.95, teaandkate.co.uk

  • Striking design

    Simple and bold, this lightning print is sure to be a conversation starter.

    £45, thecalmgallery.com

  • Abstract art

    The Lovely Drawer is one of our favourite sources for inexpensive art. This colourful abstract design would perk up an otherwise plain living space.

    £25, thelovelydrawer.com

  • Vintage find

    Museum shops are great sources for posters. We like this vintage reproduction from the Tate.

    £25, shop.tate.org.uk

  • Words of encouragement

    Need a boost? Place this wherever you get ready for an everyday pick-me-up.

    £50, oliverbonas.com

  • Eye catching

    James Joyce's prints are definitely investment pieces, but they are worth every penny.

    £150, printclublondon.com

  • London themed

    The London commute is gets a stylish upgrade in this beautiful illustration by Spanish illustrator Blanca Gomez.

    £28.41, etsy.com

  • After dark

    This poster by Belgian illustrator Martin Krusche, is titled 'Für Neil' - it pays homage to Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon.

    £18, husandhem.co.uk

  • Polka dots

    Spot the dog in this dotty print by Lisa Jones.

    £30, shop.lisajonesstudio.com

  • Words to live by

    If you need a bit of encouragement, Etsy seller Oh No Rachio is your girl. Place this watercolour print in your home office for some daily inspiration.

    £15, etsy.com

  • Paris je t'aime

    Dreaming of Paris? Rifle Paper Co's illustration includes all the best sights.

    £27, northlighthomestore.com

  • Nice and simple

    Sometimes a few bold words are all you need. This simple statement created by Devon-based artist Kerry Layton definitely rings true.

    £28, seventytree.co.uk

  • Feathered friend

    This pretty pigeon print combines pattern and simplicity.

    £22, uniqueandunity.co.uk

  • Shoot for the moon

    Remind yourself of the phases of the moon with this hand lettered print from the Old English Company.

    £16, notonthehighstreet.com

  • Travel bug

    London-based illustrator Tessa Galloway's city-themed prints are great for marking a special holiday. They can be personalised with memorable dates, too.

    £28, notonthehighstreet.com

  • Morning rules

    Can't function before caffeine? This print is for you.

    £12, paperchase.co.uk

  • Aerial view

    Indulge your inner cartography nerd with this map-themed design.

    £20, urbanoutfitters.com

  • Hello petal

    Bring the outside in with this peonies print by British illustrator and print-maker, Clare Owen.

    £25, howkapow.com

  • Big words

    You might have seen this bold poster on Pinterest - it's a design favourite. Good news if you don't like pink, too; it's available in five other colours.

    £76, super-rural.com

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Helen Booth

Helen Booth is a London-based writer, digital editor and part-time maker who loves interiors, crafts and keeping tabs on trends. She also co-founded the weekly newsletter Lunch Hour Links.

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