Framed paintings or Canvas Photos are one of the best ways to spruce up a plain room. Nowadays, there are a flood of options to choose from when it comes to
personalizing photos. While some print their own pictures on specialized paper, others still prefer to have them done by a professional. But once the magic’s done, does it really end? With a bit
of imagination and a blank wall or counter space, use those canvas prints to breathe life back into a blah environment!
The most traditional method is often the most effective. Have a frame that’s been sitting in the attic collecting dust? Now is the time to put it to good use! A beautiful B&W canvas portrait would look stunning framed above a sofa as a focal point in the living room. To be more daring, print smaller pieces of different photos and arrange them accordingly inside a painted frame. Try putting in some creative labels or even add in some accents (dried or pressed flowers, ribbons, buttons…) for a unique theme.
On the Shelf
Big or small photo prints could be used for this easy project. Simply select a shelf (maybe a cupboard, an empty book shelf, or even a kitchen corner) to display the pictures. This inexpensive technique looks effortless yet dramatic. If it appears too basic, include items such as fresh flowers, small figurines, or stacks of books to sit next with the photo. A great advantage to this system is it allows the print to be moved anytime without much hassle.
Ahuge blank wall could be intimidating to decorate – but not if canvas photos are involved! Try a minimalistic effect by creating canvas prints in the same sizes and theme (for example: either have a set of four B&W pictures or five pictures of sepia prints), then hang them in a straight line in any order. A short quote or family anecdote could be written above the photos using wall stickers and decals. Feel like an art connoisseur as guests study this wall art masterpiece.
Back in the old days, photo booths were all the rage and everyone wanted to have a copy. It’s easy to recreate this theme by ordering a customized canvas print in photo booth dimensions (based on the preferred size). To keep the feel authentic, either go with sepia, B&W, or vintage. Choose an area of the home where fun memories would make a great surprise for visitors or family members. The landings near the stairs or living room corners are fine places to set this quirky addition.
These are only some of the best ways to make use of canvas prints. The most popular ideas are of course, collage mash-ups and photo grids. But a few adjustments to these familiar designs and it could become something much better. Never underestimate the wonders of basic household items: wicker baskets, yarn, colored tiles, old tea cup sets…these could all be used in conjunction to beautiful prints. With imagination and a speck of ingenuity, boring nooks can transform into walls of memories that will last a lifetime.