10 ways to create a unique canvas print display
Canvas prints are a joy to customise and display in any home, having the ability to transform an entire space with minimal effort. And due to their fair price point, ease of installation and wealth of style choice, creating a striking canvas print display has never been easier. To spark inspiration and give you expert interior tips that will set your canvas display apart from the rest, we’ve compiled a list of 10 brilliant ways to master the display of canvas prints. Read on and find out all you need to know about creating a unique canvas print display.
<b>1. Use the upper third of your room</b>
The upper third of the room tends to be space that is left empty and ignored. In some cases, this is for good reason. However, if your room is blessed with high ceilings but has a smaller area, utilizing the upper third of a wall is a brilliant way to create the illusion of more space. Simply add a collage of canvas prints that utilise this top section of wall, in a structured and geometrical manner to ensure fluidity and a composed look.
Top tip: This tends to work best in rooms that lack tall pieces of furniture such as wardrobes or bookcases. For the best results, creating a defined bottom line for your canvas prints to sit on is essential as this will look neat, streamlined and cohesive.
<b>2. Create a striking centrepiece</b>
An oversized canvas print that takes the spotlight above a sofa or in the middle of a feature wall is a classic way to display a bold piece of artwork. However, for a twist on this look, change your canvas from one oversized print to three canvas prints displayed in an even collage formation. By using three images, you will create a sleek, modern look that appears more open. It will also appear to be more artistic and forward thinking.
<b>3. Channel your inner avant-garde artist</b>
Dare to be different with a selection of bold and eye-catching canvas prints with minimal designs and vibrant colours. A selection of large canvas prints in an avant-garde style will look great on a plain wall and can go against a backdrop of almost any colour. For inspiration, get pinning on Pinterest, or make a mood board of colours, designs and patterns that you’d like to incorporate into your collage wall.
<b>4. Use symmetry to your strength</b>
Create a clean, structured canvas print display by simply opting for 5-10 canvas prints of the exact same size. These prints can be hung horizontally on a wall, with a precise distance maintained between each canvas. This is a simple yet effective way to hang a group of canvas prints and is one which looks particularly good in contemporary interiors.
<b>5. Accentuate a staircase</b>
Transform a staircase by adding a selection of bold canvas prints that will follow the staircase from start to finish. Use the space to create a story and play with colour, pattern and illustration styles that will provide a charming alternative to family photographs or typical framed photos.
Top tip: Be adventurous and as bold and bright as you want with your space. Hallways, closet bathrooms and staircases are all smaller spaces that can be over-exaggerated and emphasised for a wonderful effect.
<b>6. Create the ultimate collage wall</b>
Rather than the more fluid and organic structure that is seen in gallery walls, a collage wall tends to follow specific layouts that will enhance your space. If you have a mantle, alcove or smaller area to work with, consider creating a uniform arrangement of collages. This may be a four up and four down display of A4 sized canvases that follow a particular colour scheme or theme.
<b>7. Enhance a picture ledge</b>
Rather than hammering your canvas prints into the wall, consider propping them against a picture ledge or shelf for a stylish, New York loft look that is laid back and artistic.
Top tip: Picture ledges and shelves have a big advantage of giving you the option to change which canvases you want to display, dependant on your mood, the season, or your decor style. This is particularly ideal for those who tend to chop and change a lot and avoids the faff of re-hanging images.
<b>8. Commit to one colour</b>
Create a canvas display that is completely focused on one colour for a beautiful and unique look that will wow guests. If you have white or neutral walls, this is a brilliant way to add colour to a room without committing to painting.
<b>9. The bigger the better</b>
As they say, big is beautiful. And when it comes to canvas prints, this certainly doesn’t lose any effectiveness. Be brave and invest in a large canvas print that will command attention and create a beautiful focal point for your room.
Top tip: If you’re worried about committing to a large canvas, try using masking tape to plan out the area it will cover to get adjusted to its size.
<b>10. Become a master of curation</b>
Use your home as a personal art gallery, giving you the ability to showcase your personality and tastes to others through your canvas print selection. Research your favourite artists for inspiration and don’t be afraid to clash colours and patterns. If you have a white or pale, neutral wall, this will create a wonderful eclectic look with lots of variety, contrast and style.