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Best places to buy affordable art online in Hong Kong

Be an art aficionado on a budget

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Jenny Leung
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Bored of staring at the same white wall in your apartment? In the mood for a home makeover? Adding some cool furniture or homeware to your pad is an easy option, but if you're on a budget, you can always go for simple options like flowers and indoor plants, or even a piece of statement-making art to hang on the wall. Of course, art galleries can often feel intimidating, and they're not the most wallet friendly. So, to help you out, we've put together some great places you can head to for some beautiful artwork that won't burn a hole in your wallet. Best of all, you can get all of these online and have them delivered straight to your door. 

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Best places to buy affordable art online

Bamboo Scenes is a photography gallery based in an old printing house next to popular Sai Ying Pun eatery, Locofama. The gallery aims to promote the works of Hong Kong-based photographers and stocks a wide range of images. Prints are available in three sizes, and are printed and framed by local Hong Kong artisans. In addition, 10 percent of all proceeds raised are donated to charitable organisations in the city, in a bid to give back to the community.

We know what you're thinking, but there's no shame in buying art from a furniture store! Especially if it's from Emoh. Apart from cool, nordic-style furniture designs, Emoh also offers a small collection of fun art prints by different artists from all over the world. Available in sizes from mini to large, you can add a touch of warmth to your home no matter the size. Whether it's something grand and sophisticated for the living room or something cute to go on the bedroom or even bathroom wall, there's something for everyone. And if that's not enough, browse through the rest of the site where you'll find plenty of home decor pieces to liven up your space.

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What better way to spruce up your humble abode than with some stunning photography prints of Hong Kong? From classic neon signs to our city on a rainy day to the beautiful Victoria Harbour, Kakahuette houses a slew of breathtaking photography works captured by emerging artists from both Hong Kong and around the globe. While you're browsing, you can find out more about the eyes behind the lens as each photographer has their very own bio page on the site. If you see something you like, customise it and make it your own by choosing different sizes of the print and the type of frame you want. Kakahuette even offers free home delivery (in Hong Kong) with extra protective packaging to make sure your artwork can be delivered to you safe and sound. All you need to worry about is where to hang it up so you can show it off.

You'll also be happy to know that Kakahuette is offering an exclusive discount for all Timeout readers. Simply enter the code TIMEOUT10 at checkout, and you can enjoy a 10 percent off the total price – so get browsing now!

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For those looking for something cutesy, quirky, and truly unique, Odd One Out is the perfect destination. Not only does the shop offer a whole range of affordable artworks by a mixed pool of international and local artists, but there are also other artsy delights such as greeting cards, stationery, books, and homeware that will make a great addition to your apartment, or even a cute and quirky gift for a special someone.

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At Vzow, you can browse through a colourful library filled with oil paintings, abstract watercolours, photography prints of cityscapes, acrylics and more. Dedicated to providing a community for both art enthusiasts and artists from all around the world, Vzow allows buyers to find out more about each artist and understand their inspiration before purchasing, making each and every artwork all the more meaningful.

You'll find a wide range of art photography here with great prices to suit every budget. The shop uses a non-digital printing technique on traditional paper, where all photographs are available in various formats and finishes. Whether you're looking for snaps of animals captured in the wild or a stunning view of our urban jungle from above, YellowKorner has it all.

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