Every homeowner wants nothing more than to make their house look as pleasant as possible. And oftentimes, they have a list of things, a checklist of some sort, to get them closer to that goal.
In such lists, hanging a piece of artwork is perhaps the most likely to make an appearance. After all, artworks are often seen as timeless pieces that show one’s aesthetic taste—the very reason why there are affluent homeowners who are willing to spend a fortune for home décor. However, it's worth noting that not all artworks are the same. And frankly speaking, some types are more suitable as home décor than others.
A canvas print is the perfect example, and for many reasons. But first, what's a canvas print?
What is a canvas print?
It’s essentially an artwork made from an inkjet printer that can convert a photo to canvas, hence the name. Once completely dry, the printed canvas is made to fit into a frame and put on display.
Take note that a canvas print is different from a canvas painting. A canvas print is made digitally with ink, while canvas painting is made by hand using either acrylic paint or oil. Nevertheless, the two carry similar characteristics. Now you might be wondering, "What makes canvas prints the perfect artwork for home décor?" For that, you'll have to read the following points.
By creating a diverse combination of artwork
One defining feature of canvas art prints is that they come in different sizes, styles, ratios, and shapes. Here's a closer look at the variations of canvas print based on these four categories:
Canvas prints can be as small as the drawer of a cabinet or as big as the cabinet itself (the standard size of canvas prints ranges from 8" x 8" to 24" x 24"). Therefore, you can easily incorporate the artwork in any nook and cranny of your home. (2)
Aside from size, the canvas may also come in ratios of 1:1, 1:2, 2:3, 3:4, 4:5, or 5:6. (2)
Most homeowners hang a single canvas print on the wall, but you'll also find houses where they’re stacked on top of each other or side by side to create a gallery.
As for its shape, canvas prints often come in a square or rectangle frame, but if you're feeling a bit adventurous with style, you can get one in the shape of a hexagon.
This level of diversity makes it so you won't run out of ideas as to how you arrange or display the canvas prints. Moreover, it’s pretty much impossible to find a room where it won't fit.
By blending in well in pretty much any room in the house
There are certain areas of the house where artworks may not be appropriate. For example, the kitchen isn't exactly the best place for artworks, but it's different with canvas prints.
As stated earlier, canvas prints are digital images printed onto canvas. That means you can look up any image from the internet and use it for the canvas print. Using the previous kitchen example, you can search for a quote about food, put it on a background, then print that custom artwork onto the canvas. And with that, you now have a piece of artwork that goes well in the kitchen.
By creating a hypnotizing 3D illusion
If you've seen a canvas print at least once, you probably had the feeling that it's different from the framed paintings you see in museums. This is because canvas prints create a 3D look, which comes from stretching the canvas to the back of the frame. This unique characteristic, although not very apparent at first glance, can be pretty alluring to guests that tend to inspect every corner of your house.
By eliminating glare or reflection
A common problem among artworks on picture frames is that they tend to create glare or a reflection when placed directly opposite a light source. This glare can be very distracting, which beats the purpose of having a piece of artwork for you or your guests to admire. But as you may already know, canvas prints usually don't have a frame, so it doesn't have such an issue. (3)
By serving as the focal point of your interior design
A rule of thumb when designing the interior of a house or room is that there must be a focal point. A focal point is, put simply, the highlight of the room, and it's where the eyes of visitors often land first when entering the room. Although it's not unique to canvas prints, it's worth mentioning that artworks are generally an excellent way to create a focal point in a room. (4)
It's every homeowner's dream to have an eye-catching piece of artwork hanging on the wall of their house. But that eagerness is often the biggest reason why many people tend to rush picking an artwork that ends up not going well with their home decor. That's probably your line of thinking while looking into canvas prints. But with this article, it should now be more apparent that canvas prints can be the perfect choice for enhancing your home’s interior design.
- “What Is A Canvas Print? All You Need To Know,” Source: https://www.shutterfly.com/ideas/what-is-a-canvas-print/
- “Canvas Sizing Guide (Standard Canvas Sizes Here at Canvas Vows),” Source: https://www.canvasvows.com/blogs/news/canvas-sizing-guide
- “How to Reduce the Glare on Picture Frames,” Source: https://homeguides.sfgate.com/reduce-glare-picture-frames-53600.html
- “Everything You Need to Know to Create a Focal Point in Interior Design,” Source: https://www.mymove.com/home-inspiration/decoration-design-ideas/everything-need-know-create-focal-point-interior-design