Can't afford a Warhol? Borrow one instead
Few of us can afford artworks by megastars such as Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter or Pablo Picasso, but if you can't buy, borrow them from the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein's 'Artothek'.
This little-known art lending library features many of the artworld's biggest names, ensuring that any Berlin resident can adorn their walls with some seriously impressive Kunst.
The process is simple: fill in a form or two, cover the 3 Euro insurance costs, and a beautiful work can be temporarily yours.
Of course, there's no guarantee you'll take home the most coveted pieces, but with a collection comprising over 4000 modern and contemporary works, there's bound to be a print, painting, photograph or sculpture you'll love (or, indeed, one that perfectly matches your sofa).
And in the unlikely event that nothing catches your eye, the Kommunale Galerie in Hohenzollerndamm offers a similar art lending service. Highlights include works by the likes of Alberto Giacometti, Otto Dix, Christo or Joan Miró, and borrowing fees range from just 50 cents to 4 Euros.
Even if you're not tempted by Berlin's most generous art offer (or a non-resident sadly unable to partake) both institutions host excellent art shows. Check them out for a taste of what could be hanging in your lounge.