The walls of your home are like giant blank canvases. When you’re just beginning to decorate, they may stare back at you intensely. You’ll look at them with a feeling of zeal, energy and perhaps a bit of apprehension. After all, it’s exciting to dream about how beautiful your rooms will be once you’ve got everything in place. However, you may find yourself at a loss of how to go about it.
There are so many options one could choose from. Many tend to use photos of the family, paintings and even wall scrolls. While paintings can certainly add brilliance and elegance to a room, they can be very expensive, especially if they’re an original piece. Canvas wall art is also a great alternative to other types of decor. It’s beautiful, atmospheric and also very inexpensive when compared to framed paintings of a large size.
Decorating your family room with canvas art can be very fun and invigorating. The novelty of a canvas is that you can have virtually any image printed and mounted on a large scale. In fact, you can use two or three pieces of canvas to depict a single large image. The picture will thus be broken up into fragments, which creates a very chic and modern visual for the room. For particularly large areas, this is an especially good idea. A lush picture of a jungle, beach or festival can create that special charm in a room that wallpaper or a single photograph cannot.
When you’re picking canvas wall art for your room, you want to make sure that it will coordinate well with the paint, color and design scheme already in place. If your living space is saturated in a lot of bright color, try a canvas printed in earth tones or even a metallic. The subdued change will provide some balance in the room, and while often thought of as flashy, metallics are actually considered neutral and can mesh well with bursts of color.
Conversely, a dull and muted room can be instantly revived with wall scrolls that splash a rainbow of hues. In fact, one of the most striking and ethereal effects can be achieved with a room that features white or grey walls, floors and furniture. Placing colorful, scenic canvas art on a single wall will create a focal point. The room will in-effect act as the neutral, while the art depicts an enchanted place that guests will want to explore. The colors will spring alive in vivid contrast, and you’ll be left with a unique atmosphere that may even inspire you.
Wall scrolls can also reflect your inner desires and dreams, and you can even create your own. Anyone can make an abstract piece by just splashing a flux of paint across a blank canvas. The result will be a lovely piece of wall art that was inexpensive and fused with all of your own love and creativity.