This is a collaborative post.
This year I’ve collected a few beautiful art prints from fabulous creators and I’ve been looking for some inspiration in how to display them. Art prints and photographs can really make a huge difference to how a room looks and I particularly love to see art in smaller spaces, it can transform your decor. Wall art can be a really fun and creative way to change a room around or give it a personal touch. I’ve seen some amazing photo board walls with family photographs, framed posters and prints over an office desk and feature wall art murals which can look super simple or really dramatic. Here are five ways to creatively use wall art in your home to improve your decor.
These are my favourite type of wall art and I love looking at portrait photography of family members or dramatic monochrome architecture canvas prints. I love seeing these in hotel rooms of the places I visit as they show a little insight into the place you are visiting. In the home office cityscapes of a dream destination above the office could be really inspiring and make me think of places I’d love to go or I’m saving up for. For family photos we have a collection of canvas prints in our hallway showing a collage of us as a family and my daughter through the ages. I think the hallway is a great room to showcase the family though the ages and canvas prints are nice and easy to hang up.
If you have a particular colour scheme or theme to a room then canvas prints can be a great way to display wall art. You might consider displaying something more abstract in a similar colour scheme or theme. Canvas prints are also a great way to cut up a picture and have a square of four canvasses displaying a different part of the picture as a unique way of displaying the art. Another lovely way to display canvas art could be a selection of city scapes showing different focal points of a favourite place.
Wall Murals and Stickers
Wall murals can be used to create a feature wall and wall stickers can be used particularly well in children’s bedrooms to add a bit of fun personality. In a previous home I had brick effect wall paper to create a feature wall in the attic conversion and it just looked really rustic. I also love the effect of one floral wall surrounded by three neutral colour walls. I think this type of decor looks homely in the living room. For wall stickers we have had customised name stickers created as well as creature characters and unicorns to create a fantasy style wall in my daughters bedroom complete with 3D butterflies.
I have recently really come around to the use of tapestries to display art recently and now have a large tapestry hanging over my build in cupboard in the bedroom. These come in all shapes and sizes and are just something a little bit different than your usual art prints and not something I have seen in many homes that haven’t had some historical significance. When I first thought of tapestries I was imagining something quite different but honestly you can get some beautiful bright and colourful tapestries to try a new way of displaying art. I think these could work really well in a conservatory or equally beach style art would work beautifully in a room with lots of natural light and a shabby chic decor style.
I have found and received some really beautiful art prints this year and have been thinking of some ways to display them. Art prints come in a variety of different shapes and sizes. I’ve seen some beautiful collages created on walls alongside scrapbook displays and framed. The majority of my art prints this year have been character art from book fandoms so I love to display them in a big scrapbook next to a written book review. I love to read and write and get fully engrossed into the fandoms of some fantasy books. For me, this is a lovely way to display them and appreciate the world they were created for. I also love the idea of framing art prints and think this can look particularly good in bathrooms or smaller spaces to really make the most out of the wall space available. Framed art prints can really help create a theme within a room and I love that idea.
Posters can look really cool. I remember as a teen buying all the music magazines and creating a pretty epic poster wall of my favourte bands. These days posters can be on better quality paper and still help create a fun collage for a feature wall in the home. There are so many themes to choose from and I personally love the look of them ‘framed’ and stuck up with colourful, patterned washi tape. There are so many different art styles to choose from including animal prints, cartoon styles and food and beverage style art. It really just depends on what kind of theme you want in the room and then you can get as creative as you like.
What type of wall art do you love the most and how do you display it in your home?