A Man's Home

Affordable Art

There's never been a better time for outfitting your place with art. There's a range of artwork out there that doesn't cost much (if anything at all) and now you can even get it custom framed on a budget. After all, you're a cultured, worldly guy with good taste. That should be reflected in your home, even if you don't have a lot of cash to drop on art. Herewith, some tips to get you started.

Easy Custom Framing


A custom frame makes any work of art look ten times better. But you've got to find a frame shop in your area, make the time to go down there and then you run the risk of being up-sold unnecessary options. Simply Framed is a new online custom frame shop that takes the hassle and extra costs out of encasing your artwork. They've narrowed down the choices to simple and timeless styles and use only American-made frames, acid-free archival mats and UV-filtering plexiglass. They even stretch and frame painted canvases along with uniquely framing fabric pieces like an old bandana. All you have to do is enter your desired dimensions, select your frame and mat design and then mail in your art (they'll even send you a sturdy tube in which to send it).

From $65 at Simply Framed


Art Options

Masculine and graphic, these options—from an old photograph to a simple cotton bandana—prove that art doesn't have to be predictable or expensive.

Architectural silkscreen print,

Alex Mill bandana, $45

Vintage Kodachrome
, $15

Retro shooting target,


Free Art

Some art doesn't have to cost you a thing. Simply download these images and have them printed out in whatever size you want.



To make sure your frames are hung straight, download this simple level app for your iOS or Android device.