By Hannah Bruneman, May 14, 2019
We get it—buying art can be intimidating. Who’s to say what you’ll love in a year or whether you’ll want to showcase a framed seaside landscape in the dead of winter. A simple solution? Renting! RentSugar is a first-of-its-kind service that lets customers rent art before committing.
Here's how it works: Customers use the convenient online format to scroll through curated prints until they settle on one they love. Then you're just a few clicks away from the art arriving at your doorstep.
Once your art arrives, fully framed and ready to be displayed, you can keep it for up to 90 days. Try it out on different walls or incorporate it with your favorite pieces. When the trial period is up, you can choose to send it back with a provided prepaid return label or buy it to keep forever.
The prices are set per size rather than print, so you don’t pay more for RentSugar’s best-selling prints. After you pay the initial rental fee, you can choose to buy the art at a discounted price. Here are the costs per size of artwork:
- 14 x 14-inch: $50 to rent, $110 to buy
- 14 x 16-inch: $50 to rent, $120 to buy
- 18 x 18-inch: $70 to rent, $260 to buy
- 26 x 26-inch: $130 to rent, $380 to buy
- 22 x 26-inch: $120 to rent, $340 to buy
- 26 x 36-inch: $160 to rent, $499 to buy
RentSugar, a byproduct of art retailer ArtSugar, is charitable, too. Enjoy your new gallery wall knowing that a portion of proceeds from your purchase is donated to charities such as St. Jude Research Foundation and Dress for Success.
You’ll find a mix of bold photography, graphic prints, and watercolor designs. With such a wide variety, you can get a graphic print for your teen daughter’s bedroom and contemporary abstract art for your bathroom or bedroom.
This is the best way to try out new styles without the commitment. We could also see this service coming in handy for seasonal art—a framed picture of a sunny landscape doesn't especially shout holiday. Thanks to rentable art, our forever-changing design style can always be satisfied.