Choosing Canvas Art Prints for Your Home

If there’s anything that we’ve learned over the past year, it’s that our homes need to be places of highly personalized comfort. 

Spending so much of our time indoors has highlighted the importance of curating our living spaces into something beautiful, functional, and enjoyable. 

Manty Dey, Morning Light Canvas Print

Many of us have taken great pains to redesign the rooms of our homes to suit our needs and tastes. 

Some of us have gone so far as to get to know ourselves better to help us understand our own definitions of a practical and attractive home. 

Some of us pared down our belongings and dove head-first into staunch minimalism, preferring clean lines and scant furnishing. 

Still, others went in the opposite direction, putting our stories and personalities on display with numerous items, knick-knacks, textures, and styles.

Paul Brent, Shell Island Sunset Canvas Print

Whatever your style, many of us came to appreciate the role of wall art and decor during the pandemic. 

We know this practically and intuitively, but countless studies prove the point scientifically and drive home the vital role of art in our lives.

Even knowing the importance of art, many of us find ourselves lost when shopping for art.

Art is highly personal, and choosing canvas art prints for your home can be a bit of a process. Whether you’re interested in art for purely aesthetic purposes or for something more, we’ve broken down the decision-making process into three steps. By following these steps and thinking carefully about your purchase, we think you’ll be able to find a canvas print to fall in love with.

Things to consider when shopping for art

Emotional Impact

Karlos Marquez, Neon Love II Canvas Print

While it’s true that you can buy art for purely decorative purposes, we believe that it’s important to connect on a personal level with your art, especially if it’s going up in your home. 

Besides improving mood and outlook, art can take you back to a specific memory or point in your life and even invoke certain feelings or emotions. This is why it’s essential to consider a piece’s impact on your mood.

To evaluate a print’s emotional impact, take a second to really absorb the piece visually. 

Sit back and move your head and look at the work from different angles to feel the artist’s vision. Notice any immediate impressions, thoughts, or commentary that comes to mind, take note of them, and continue exploring the piece in whatever direction your gut takes you. 

Design Fabrikken, Sketch No. 2 Canvas Print

Take stock of your emotions and thoughts as you view a piece, but take care not to be too critical of your responses; if something brings up negative or unpleasant feelings, it may be a good indicator that it isn’t the right piece for you. 

You might notice the vibrant colors or the way that shades seem to blend together. Does the subject remind you of something or someone? Maybe it makes your mind wander to a pleasant memory from your childhood. 

While viewing art this way may sound a little frou-frou, we promise there’s a method to the madness.

Visual Impact 

Once you’ve determined whether or not a piece works for you, you’ll want to consider if it works well in your space. After all, the last thing you want is to commit to a piece only to find out there’s nowhere in your home you could possibly display it!

One thing you’ll want to carefully consider is the color palette and scale of whatever work of art you’re thinking about buying. Try always to keep your art and room decor cohesive by sticking to a theme or color palette. You’ll want to think about whether or not these elements mesh well with your home and decor scheme and adjust your options accordingly.

Wild Apple Portfolio, Garden Party II Crop Canvas Print

For example, a cool vintage art deco poster might look great in modern, industrial, or contemporary spaces. Still, the same piece may look out of place in minimalist or coastal rooms if not chosen correctly.

Another thing you’ll want to consider is the size of the space you’re considering the piece for. 

You’ve spent time, energy, and money making your home look great. What’s the point of overshadowing all that hard work with wall prints that are either way too big or too small?

At Fine Art Canvas, we have multiple size options for each of our wall art prints, giving you freedom and options when it comes to selecting the perfect piece for your home. On top of our great selection of sizes, we offer framed canvas prints and stretched canvas prints, making it easy to find options that suit your style. 

We’re proud to offer a wide array of artwork on our website and the best canvas prints on the web. 

With a veritable smorgasbord of art stocked on our website and printed to order, there’s no excuse not to find a piece that you absolutely love!

The last visual aspect you need to consider when shopping for big canvas prints is the subject of the print you’re looking at buying. 

(from left to right) Danielle Carson, Nature Gold on White III Canvas Print / Danielle Carson, Nature Gold on White II Canvas Print / Gustav Klimt, The Kiss Canvas Print

Suppose your room has a particular theme or design. In that case, you might want to consider matching the subject of your art to the vibe of your space. Paying attention to the subject of the pieces you’re buying is a great way to make sure your art will look good in your room and is an easy way to match the vibe of all your decor. Plus, when you shop for art with a particular theme or subject in mind, you end up with an effortless and eclectic gallery wall.

An example of this might look like this: say you have a room with a mellow California coastal vibe, and you’re on the market for an oversized canvas print. You may love the look of botanical paintings, but they might not make sense in your particular space. 

Maybe you’re married to the idea of having flowers in your space. In that case, you might want to look into matching your room’s color palette to the art and searching for pieces that fit in well with the pre-established color story. 

Maybe you’d like something more beach-themed, but that still has the amount of detail and texture you love in botanical art. A little digging on our site might point you to beautifully detailed X-ray photo prints of seashells by Bert Myers that work just as well as any bland floral piece.

In this way, it’s easy to break down the visual aspect of shopping for art, bringing us to our last and most crucial point.

Price Point

DP Gallery, Evening Glow Arabian Canvas Print

The final thing that you absolutely must consider when shopping for home wall decor and office wall art is price.

We’d have an unlimited amount of money to spend on finding the most unique wall art for our space in a perfect world. In reality, however, pesky things like rent, utilities, insurance, kids, etc., etc., have a habit of getting in the way. 

The Lieberman Collection, Car Detail #2 Canvas Print

Keeping your space looking stylish with one of our big canvas prints is a great way to make the most out of your money. Fine Art Canvas is the best place to find canvas prints online. While you may find cheap canvas and wall art prints elsewhere, you simply won’t find oversized wall art to beat our fantastic price point. 

Not only do we offer 60% off sitewide, but we’re so confident you won’t find a better deal elsewhere that we also have the lowest price guarantee. If you find the same piece in the same style and size elsewhere, we’ll match the competitor’s price by 10%, as if the deal wasn’t sweet enough! 

Chris Paschke, World Map Gold Leaf Canvas Print

There you have it. Those are three main ideas to consider when you're on the market for new wall art for your home. What about you? Do you have any tips and tricks for shopping for art? Let us know and share your ideas in the comments!

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