Interiors Focus: Wall Art

A home with lots of bare walls is a home without a soul.  Images added to your walls show your personality, your style and tell something about your life. You can purchase attractive prints from pretty much anywhere these days, but, in my opinion, the most attractive form of wall art are prints and canvases that are produced using your own photographs, making you the creator and controller of your own art.

Photo Canvas Prints are a big story in home decor these days, especially as, with the advent of smart phones and digital cameras, we no longer need to invest in lots of high range, technical photography equipment in order to create high quality prints. Anyone can be a photographer, and can then render their print onto canvas, creating both a beautiful picture and an unforgettable memory.

My-Picture.co.uk is a fabulous company who produce high quality photo canvas prints at very competitive prices. Their canvas prints are a combination of first-rate canvas fabric and an HP latex ink rendition of your photo stretched over a hand-crafted wooden frame. All you need to do is upload your photograph,  select your format including size and the thickness of your canvas prints. Their canvases are then stretched so your image extends to the sides of the canvas, creating a stunning effect that will stand out on any wall in your home.

The colours are vibrant, and the service is very easy to use. The canvases are strong and sturdy (you can choose from 2cm and 4cms) and you can also add a framework as a further feature. If you want to display your canvas on your wall, you can also add an easel back stand, this would be perfect for smaller canvas pictures.

Canvases are the perfect way to display your most treasured photographs, from your wedding, your new baby, a family shot or a special occasion. They are also brilliant if you are an amateur photographer and want to treasure your favourite shot and they can also work well if you have created a formal shot with a professional style backdrop. Because they are usually dispatched within 24 hours, they make a great gift idea that shows real thought and consideration.

 

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  1. Go to the website
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    The code is valid until: 20.05.2018.

 

Adding Artwork to your walls

An effective way to add your personality, and your own personal stamp onto a room is through your walls. The sort of wall covering you opt for, be it traditional wallpaper, murals, art work and canvases can reveal a lot about your taste and personality, and can also change a room from ‘just ok’ into a truly fabulous place. What you add to your walls can very much depend on the size of the room in question, but regardless of whether you have a lavish sized room, or a box sized bedroom, there is a stylish option to suit every room. Here are some ideas I have picked up from the Pixers website.

Creating a Feature Wall

A great way of creating a fixed focal point for a room is by creating a feature wall. This can be anything, from a mural of the New York Skyline, to an Art Deco style print that will contrast beautifully if the other walls are left plain. A feature wall can work in any room – perfect in a bedroom if the bed is placed on it, great for a living room if there is a chimney breast, or placed around a fire surround.

A  large wall canvas

A large wall canvas is another way of making a feature wall in your room. The canvas could be in the form of a photograph that you have transferred to canvas through a printing company, or a piece of classic or contemporary artwork. You can use this to pick out the colours you have used in the interiors in the room, or to add contrast, or even a splash of colour to a neutral or monochrome room. I love the window canvas which I think could be used to make a smaller room look bigger.

A wall sticker

Wall stickers are a great way to transform a wall if you are on a tighter budget. Attractive but inexpensive, they can work well in children’s rooms and nurseries, and can also provide a cool feature in a kitchen as part of a splashback. Opt for wipe clean versions for these rooms and they can be a real focal point.

Do you have a special wall feature in your home?

 

Posters and Prints For Low Cost Wall Decorating Ideas

Regardless of how colourful the home is, it will be even better if the walls around it are transformed from a dull, bland appearance to one with a more artistic feel.  This piece takes a look at 4 cheap ways to achieve this.

Wall Stickers

Wall stickers can instantly improve the look and feel around a space.  Fortunately, they can be found easily and minimum effort is required to put them up.  It is a perfect option when stencilling and painting are out of the equation.

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Picture gallery

Do you have lots of pictures lying in boxes around the home? You can transform your wall into a mini gallery by putting them in befitting frames and hanging them up the wall.  “You don’t need to buy dozens of frames to achieve this” says Best4frames. “With a single multi aperture photo frame, you can hang up to 7 pictures in one frame”.

Baby pictures, first day at school pictures, graduation pictures are some ideal candidates for your gallery. You can now showcase your best family pictures instead of having them locked away in an album.

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Hang up some plates

Decorative plates are a common fixture in many homes. Such plates are rarely put to use so why not deploy it on your walls for an artistic feeling?   Choose the plates you intend to hang up if you have them or purchase a few inexpensive ones to match the theme of your home.  Arrange the plates on the floor to experiment with different arrangements, decide where you want to hang the plates and buy plate hangers from shops that sell hooks.  Combining different plates is a good way to make a quality collage of colours while creating magnificent focal points around the home.

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Well Framed Art Prints

This is the same as hanging art, (even the famous gallery shown art) on your wall without the massive costs. Posters are usually cheap and there are many of them available in stores and online. Look for posters that are similar to artworks and put them in a nice frame.  This is a great way to quickly bring décor and personality to those walls.  You will find a good number of beautiful of posters so take advantage of these and experiment. Poster art looks like real art as long as you use quality accompanying frames.

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Transforming the look and feel of your walls doesn’t always need to be costly and you don’t have to spend an entire day to get it done!