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The Ultimate Creative Guide to Wall Art

From finding the right wall art inspiration, to ordering your own unique pieces, to hanging them in your living room, decorating takes time and energy. But we want to help make it as easy and fun of an experience as possible. Whether you’re just redesigning a wall layout or decorating an entire house, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll help you choose the perfect wall decor for your personalized design and teach you how to hang it. So when you’re ready to get started, check out our available wall art and read the complete guide below.

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What Is Wall Art?

Wall art is a type of decoration ranging from canvases to framed prints to other artistic embellishments that hang on a wall. The wall art that best suits your home depends on your room’s theme, color scheme, and your personal style. Your chosen wall art may range from a selection of canvas prints, art prints, metal prints, wood prints, acrylic prints, calendars, photography, clocks, and more.

Are you thinking of redecorating but not sure yet what you’re looking for? Make sure to visit our customizable home decor options. With all our offered wall art products, we promise easy personalization, superior quality, and plenty of choices. For more complete descriptions of our offerings, simply jump to the section below.

Types Of Wall Decor

If you’re staring at blank walls and trying to figure out what will look best, you may need to get a sense of the different types of wall art materials available first. From framed matte photos to boho hanging canvases, we’ve compiled a list of our top picks for wall decor below:

Canvas Prints

Black and white wedding photo print of young couple

Hand-stretched with wrapped edges for a professional look and feel. Our archival-quality canvases can be ordered with or without a frame. These high-quality canvases are perfect for displaying wedding photos, family portraits, and any other special memories you want to highlight.

Hanging Canvas Prints

A hanging canvas print with a family photo and the word "blessed."

This true artist canvas with a magnetic frame displays elegantly in any room. For a boho-chic addition to help bring your room to life, these highly durable prints do just the trick. These canvas prints use poly-cotton canvas with a semi-gloss finish to make sure the quality does justice to the memories they display.

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Metal Prints

Photo art of two grooms and home decor

This pristine and modern style is perfect for indoor and outdoor display. These .45 inch thick metal panels are rounded at the corners to prevent accidents so you can enjoy this beautiful design, worry-free. Choose either a brushed metal surface for more muted colors and an elegant metallic tone, or a true color surface which starts with a pure white base coat. Then select either a glossy or matte finish.

Photo Spreads

True artist canvas in two to nine piece displays. Choose the design and canvas prints that best match your ideal layout and customize the prints with some of your favorite photos. Then simply hang the photo spreads in any layout you choose and enjoy the freedom to move them around whenever you wish.

Mounted Wall Art

The lightweight photo board used for this wall art design has a clean, modern look. You can order your favorite designs with or without a photo frame for a total depth of one inch. You may also choose from full color, black and white, or sepia tones.

Framed Art Prints

Framed art print in a home.

 

Our glass-free frames highlight the premium textured cardstock of our art prints. Our Signature cardstock paper is the thickest cardstock on the market, and more luxurious than ever, while also being responsibly sourced and sustainably harvested. Choose from a matte or glossy finish to help make your art stand out.

Acrylic Prints

Print of a mom and her baby with natural decor

Our lightweight acrylic prints are finished with a crisp, modern look. These frame free acrylic prints have included aluminum-brushed posts for easy hanging. Choose from a variety of designs and layouts to help bring your decor ideas to life.

Wood Art

Wood wall art.

Using this special design allows the wood grain to show through photos for a unique look. If you’re looking for the ultimate woodsy look and feel for your home, this may be the perfect wall art for you. However, it’s important to note that due to the premium quality of the wood print, white colors will not print and instead the wood grain will show through.

Gallery Wall And Wall Hanging Ideas

Whether you’re creating your very own mood board or browsing Pinterest for samples of your favorite wall art– inspiration is an important step in designing your home decor. That’s why we’ve included some of our favorite ideas below. Check them out or visit our additional resource on photo wall ideas for even more inspiration.

Above A Mantel

Art above a mantelpiece for home decor.

If you have a mantel place with open wall space above it, this may be the perfect place to hang art. Arnage a series of canvas prints, art frames, and anything else that fits without feeling crowded. Try to use the space as an opportunity to add a flair of personality to an otherwise simple room.

Minimalist

Wall art made of canvas prints.

Looking for something sweet and simple? Minimalist designs are perfect for homes that like their space to feel clean and modern. But by using a personalized photo or design you can also make sure that minimalist style still feels like home.

Three Panels

This is one of our more popular art ideas as it works well in many different decor styles. Whether it’s a scenic vacation photo for your living room or a grand vista for the dining room, three panels add a sense of luxury and style.

Series Of Squares

A series of square wall art.

The geometric and aesthetic design is easy to put together. Just make sure to order enough prints to complete a square or rectangular pattern. Common order sizes include 4, 6, 8, 12, or 16 square prints. You’ll also want to take into account the size of each tile or square. if you have limited space, you may want 8X8 inch prints, or 16X16 inch tiles for larger spaces.

Botanical

plant wall decor

Whether you love taking care of plants or just like the look of them– turn your home into an indoor garden with a botanical themed display. Feature plenty of succulents, ferns, or ivy in designs or feature some of your favorite outdoor photography displayed next to your actual houseplants. There lots of room for creativity here!

Shelving

Shelf Wall Art

Make use of extra shelving to help bring your wall art to life. Include a mix of hanging canvases, shelving nick-knacks, and photo plaques to add depth and personality to your home space. Just make sure to keep the shelves from looking cluttered or crowded by limiting the number of items on the shelves and have space between some of the photos.

Unique Arrangement

Photo gallery wall on blue wall with home decor

Ultimately, how you hang your wall art is totally up to you and sometimes the best ideas come from your own creativity. If you already have a set of canvases or picture frames, try outlining different arrangements on your wall. What works, and why? Don’t be afraid to experiment with different designs.

Where To Hang Your Wall Art

If you’re not sure where to hang your wall art just yet, we’re here to help. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most common places to include photo arrangements for you here:

  • Bedroom Wall
  • Living Room
  • Accent Wall
  • Dining Room
  • Bathroom
  • Above the Mantel
  • Kitchen
  • Hallway
  • Stairwell
  • Above Furniture
  • Over a Desk or Coffee Table

How To Make Art Prints

The first step to creating the ultimate gallery wall is designing the art itself. Pick from dozens of materials, designs, and sizes to create your perfect home decor. Need a little last-second inspiration? Make sure to visit our guide on DIY wall art. And if you’re ready to get started creating your personalized wall art, follow the simple steps below.

Gallery wall on blue background with different art prints

1. Upload Your Art Or Photos

The first step in creating your wall art is uploading all the photos and images you’ll be using in your project. This is also essential to creating a stress-free personalization experience. Make sure to organize them in an easy-to-find folder and that all images are high enough quality for printing.

2. Pick A Template Or Design

Browse hundreds of different styles and designs of wall art to find the one that just right for you. Popular styles include modern, gallery, panoramic, collages, pets, and kids. You’ll also want to take into account the number of photos available in each layout. Make sure you choose a layout that can accommodate all the photos you want to include (like a collage) or consider purchasing additional wall art.

3. Choose Your Size, Paper, And Frame

Customize your wall art as little or as much as you want. Paper options include a matte or glossy finish on our premium cardstock. Sizing options include 36″ x 12″, 12″ x 12″, 20″ x 16″, 20″ x 30″, 24″ x 36″, 10″ x 8″, 24″ x 10″, 10″ x 14″, and 16″ x 16″. Most types of wall art can also be ordered with a matching frame if wanted.

4. Personalize

Add your photos to the project. Make sure they are cropped correctly in the preview and use the photo editor to make any edits necessary to bring your project to life. You may also change the background colors, captions, and more during this step.

5. Review Your project

Once everything looks finished, it’s time to review. It’s important to take time to make sure that there are no spelling errors, incorrect cropping, or other mistakes before ordering. It may also help to have someone else review your project.

6. Order Away!

After reviewing your project, it’s time to order. Add your project to your cart. Then visit your cart to make any changes to quantities, apply any special codes or offers, and review anything else before check out. Finally, make sure your shipping and billing information is correct before placing your order.

How To Hang Wall Art

Once your custom wall art is ordered, it’s time to plan out where you’ll display it. Whether you’re creating an entire gallery wall or simply looking to learn how to hang a single frame, we have you covered. Check out the simple steps below or visit our full guide on how to hang a picture.

Mounted Wall art on wall.

1. Collect Materials

Make sure you have all the materials you need to see your project through. We recommend using the following supplies when measuring out and hanging any wall art:

  • A pencil
  • Hanging Materials (Nails, adhesive strips, J-hooks, sawtooth brackets, eye hooks)
  • Hammer
  • Screwdriver
  • Spirit level
  • Wall protector pads
  • Tape measure

3. Prepare The Wall And Mark With Pencil

The most important step to make sure your wall art hangs level and evenly spaced apart is making the initial measurements. After wiping down your wall with a damp cloth, measure out the dimensions of your chosen wall art and mark these on your wall. Make sure all art hangings at least 56 inches from the floor and eight to 10 inches above a piece of furniture. You’ll also want to mark the center point of each piece of wall art with an “x.” If needed, move any furniture our of the way before you begin hanging anything.

4. Hammer Time

Before beginning to hang your art, take the weight of each piece of wall art into consideration. How heavy your wall art is determines the type of materials you’ll need to hang it on. Many traditional frames and canvases will work fine on a traditional nail, but larger pieces may require sawtooth brackets or eye-hooks. Conversely, smaller pieces may hang just fine on adhesive strips.

Before using a hammer, make sure to use stick-on wall pads to protect the wall’s paint and avoid scratches on the wall. Next, place a nail over your mark and hit it with one or two quick taps of the hammer. You need the nail to stick firmly in the wall, but you’ll still want enough of it sticking out to allow the art piece space to hang on.

5. Hang Your Wall Art

Once you have your measurements and prep work completed, try hanging up your wall art. Check to see if it’s level, and then measure between art pieces to confirm that spacing is even. Don’t be afraid to start over or rearrangement placement of art pieces if you’re not completely happy with the layout. Once complete, step back and enjoy!

Wall art panels on a bedroom wall.

Resources Related To Wall Art

If you liked this ultimate guide on wall art and you’re ready to get started on your own home decor project, make sure to visit our related wall art products. And if you’re looking for more inspiration before you begin, check out our gallery wall ideas. And if you have any unique ideas of your own, make sure to share them in the comments below!