You Can Now Rent Art, So You Don’t Even Have to Commit to that Gallery Wall

published May 13, 2019
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When it comes to shopping for art, the potential purchasing conundrums are endless. From getting a piece home only to notice that it doesn’t work with your overall aesthetic to obsessing over a print that’s too far out of your design budget, art lovers can all attest that choosing that perfect print isn’t always the simplest task.

But not to worry, charity-based retailer ArtSugar just launched RentSugar, the first-ever framed art print rental service that lets you try before you buy. The company features some of Instagram’s most popular artists, and their work is available for purchase—or you can take advantage of the 90-day rental period if you’re feeling indecisive.

As people KonMari what they own and only keep what sparks joy, more and more things are available for rent. You can stream the movie without keeping the DVDs, you can borrow tools you’ll only need occasionally. ArtSugar is hoping you’ll feel the same about your wall space.

Here’s how it works: ArtSugar delivers your framed and ready-to-hang artwork within two weeks. If after the 90 days, you’re ready for something else, just send it back with the enclosed return label. But if you like the print enough to make it a permanent part of your personal collection, the company will charge you the remaining purchase price.

If the perfect gallery wall keeps alluding you, help is available. ArtSugar’s digital curation tool lets you upload an image of your wall, and then you can fill it by searching categories like color, genre, occasion, artist or influencer, and finally choosing a frame that suits your print.

If you’re going for a sassy vibe, add a punch to your space with Latifa Abdula’s  “Bitten Lips.” For the curator in search of a more subdued selection, Andrey Samarin’s “Intimacy” provides a softening effect that simultaneously warms any room it occupies.

Renting starts at $50 for 90 days, and purchase prices start at $110 with proceeds going to organizations like Girls Who Code and ASPCA.