Giving your walls a refresh doesn’t have to be an expensive, time consuming, endeavor. Whether you’ve already got a theme in mind, or you’re just starting to dream up an idea, we’ve got some suggestions we think you’ll like.
Canvas Prints for the Win
Using canvas prints in your decorating is probably one of the fastest, most economical ways to infuse a fresh style into your house. It’s also the perfect avenue for personalizing your space in a way that will be completely unique to you. Canvas prints can be made at home (here’s a special process for printing on canvas), or you can order them from a company like CanvasChamp that specializes in printing the canvas art you upload.
How to Use Canvas in Decorating
Choosing how to use canvas in decorating can be kind-of overwhelming at first, so we’ve hand-picked a few of our favorite ideas to get you started. If these don’t quite hit the spot, take a cruise through Pinterest or Instagram or check out https://www.canvaschamp.com/canvas-prints for more ideas.
Family Through the Years
Admittedly, this is on the sentimental side, but who doesn’t like to look at your family through the years? Printing family photos on canvas in photo collage, is the perfect way to take those annual family photos and display them all in one piece of art. Family members and visitors alike will get a kick out of seeing just how much (or, let’s be real, how little) things have changed. Want to make it even more interesting? Leave some blank spaces on the canvas to glue in old family holiday cards you may still have tucked away somewhere. Not only will this give your canvas a textured look, but it will also elevate a plain print to a mixed-media one.
Get Your Pantone On
Artists and designers have been crushing on Pantone for years now. If you’ve never heard of them before, let us introduce you to the gloriousness that is Pantone (cue dramatic music). In short, this company provides universal language artists and designers use to translate colors from one format to another (say a print ad to a digital one, etc).
So what’s the fuss? Lately, there’s been a THING about creating Pantone color swatches (like paint swatches) out of everything from the colors of a dress, to the colors of a painting, to even the colors used in the interior design of a room, then pairing them next to the piece they are based on.
What does this mean for you? Creating canvas prints that look like Pantone swatches or paint swatches, is a fun way to introduce extra colors into your decorating scheme, or tie everything all together. It’s also a funky way to view swatches as more than just the starting point of the decorating process.
Mixing up Words and Patterns or Pictures
By far, one of our favorite ways to use canvas in decorating is to create a set of panels that mix favorite words and phrases, with fun patterns or specific pictures. Ideas range from the warm and cozy (e.g. “Live. Laugh. Love.”) to, ahem, more colorful phrases. You can use panels of the same size, or get creative and order different sized prints as CanvasChamp offers in their multi-panel wall displays.
The key to pulling this off?
First, choose your words carefully. What ambiance do you want to invoke? What type of room will your canvas décor be in? For example, a kitchen would be a great place to use “Yum” and “Eat” and “No Dessert Until You Eat Your Broccoli” next to patterns of plates and cutlery, or pictures of fruits and vegetables.
A home office, on the other hand, would be a great place to use the names of cities or neighborhoods lived in, next to canvas prints of those very places.
There are endless possibilities when it comes to decorating with canvas. What creative ideas have you seen that you’d like to recreate? Do you have an idea for something new? Drop a comment about it below!