How to Choose the Perfect Canvas Wall Art for Your Home

Hanging a piece of artwork on the wall is an expression of self-expression. It’s no surprise that so many people have been drawn to canvas art as a way to decorate their homes, and now there are thousands of artists from all over the world creating beautiful pieces just waiting for you!

How do you choose? What makes one artist better than another? We’ve put together ten tips to help you choose your perfect canvas art.

Take your time

When you make a big purchase like this, it’s important to think about what you really need from the piece. A good way to decide is by considering how long you plan on hanging it for – if it’s going in a high traffic area or kid’s room, then something more durable and washable would be best.

Know where you want to hang it

If you have a space in mind, think about the style of art that would look good there. If you have other pieces already on your wall, this will help you figure out what kind of colors and patterns should go with them.

Think about the size

Size really does matter – you don’t want a huge piece of art that overwhelms the room, and then ends up hanging it in an area that doesn’t do justice to the picture.

Consider your options

Are you going to go for a simple black and white design? Or will this be colorful with lots of pops of color? Whatever your style, there’s something out there for you!

Check the size again

Once you know what kind of art you like and where to hang it, measure the space you have to work with. This will help you calculate which sizes are right for that spot. Either get a tape measure or if you’re near a window, use the windowsill to measure.

How much do you want to spend?

Some of the most expensive pieces can end up being the cheapest ones you buy once you get them home because they’re not right for your space or more difficult to hang than they look. Leave yourself some room to find something perfect that you’ll be happy with.

What materials do you want?

Artwork can be done on wood, glass, metal, paper, and of course – canvas! Some materials are best suited for certain projects depending on the style and what it is you want from your art.

For example, if you want a piece that will stand out from the wall and fill up a lot of open space, then canvas would be best.

How important is the artist?

Most importantly it’s about the art itself – but knowing who created it, where they got their inspiration from, and how long they’ve been a professional artist can be a great thing to know. There are many of them out there, but from our experience – the more popular artists tend to come up first in an image search.

How well do you want it to look?

Do you want something that’s been printed “off-site” with your own photo, or do you want it to look like an original? Many people buy canvas reproductions because they know the design is beautiful and just want their own print of it hanging on their walls. If so, then buying a cheaper version can be fine – but if you really want something that looks like an original piece of art and has that artistic feel, then it’s worth paying for the real thing.

Canvas prints are more affordable

There are many companies who offer beautiful pieces of art at affordable prices – but these are canvas prints on wood or metal, not original paintings. They make great decorations and they look great! Many people hang them in their homes and offices as decoration, some hang them to sell on sites like Etsy and Ebay. You can even use them as a more affordable alternative for framing your own art.

The best way to find what you’re looking for is by doing your research. Search online and learn all you can about different artists and styles – then head to a store and see what you think.

Remember that it’s not a one size fits all kind of thing – everyone has different tastes, budgets, and spaces to work with! Take your time and find something that you love that will look great in the right place.


I’m Joseph, and I started this blog as a way to share ideas with others. I wanted to create a space where people could share their thoughts and feelings, and where we could all have a good laugh. Since then, the blog has grown into something much larger than I ever imagined. We have posts on everything from humorous essays to comics to interviews. And our weekly columns cover sports, video games, college life, and software.
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