When it comes to displaying artwork on your walls, there are many different ways to do it. Some are more cost-effective than others but all will be visually pleasing compared to a blank space.
In this article, we will look at some ideas for what is possible to enhance our home decor. We could, for example, paint a design directly onto our walls if we’re brave enough, or buy artwork that someone else has produced. For a fine art print, you could look at what PINEAPPLE GALLERY have to offer.
Here are some other ideas to give you inspiration in the meantime.
Painting Walls Creatively
Preparation will be the key if painting directly onto a wall rather than wallpapering it. You will want to fill in any holes and cracks before applying the paint, so as not to ruin any image that you might paint on top of the base colour.
Fine sandpaper is useful for lightly sanding walls to remove any peeling paint. Sugar soap and a sponge will make sure that the walls are clean before you start.
If you are not confident about painting a design freehand, then you always have the option of using a stencil. You can then dap paint into the holes of the stencil. You just need to take care not to smudge the image when you remove the stencil.
Modern canvas wall art is available for your consideration. Or even antique wall art. It very much depends on your budget. Galleries and shops selling art, perhaps those also offering framing services, are a way of finding modern art. Shops selling a whole manner of antiques and old pictures will help you to find a particular artist. Internet auctions will provide some ideas if not the ultimate purchase. A more cost-effective form of modern art can generally be purchased from retail stores to fill a space. It is just a case of deciding whether you want to see scenery or a subject such as an animal. It has to be something that you want to look at every day. A nice scene can take you to a faraway place and provide some escapism to a hectic life.
Fine Art Prints
Another option, and an exciting one, is to consider fine art prints. These can be bespoke and reflect your particular taste in art. This is whether you want realism or desire abstract.
The advantage of fine art prints that online galleries can produce for you is that you get to choose the size. This means that it can fill exactly the space that you are wanting it for. With second-hand or even modern prints, you might find a nice picture but then it proves to be the wrong size.
With fine art prints, you can also choose options where the range of the colour palette is so extensive that it will allow for colours to be produced that match your existing colour scheme. The shades reproduced can mirror the original artwork and allow it to be reproduced many times. This gives you the option of having the same image several times throughout your house without having to paint it again. To show solidarity with your friends, they can all have a fine art print of the same design. This then provides familiarity as soon as you step into each other’s houses.
The beauty of fine art prints is that you can choose the paper they are printed on. A thicker grade will prove better for displaying inside a frame in terms of holding its position inside there. Textures can make an image look more artistic and something of quality.
The big thing about fine art prints is the choice of creativity. You can decide lots of things about the art that you are then putting on your wall. What can be created is simply open to your imagination, no matter how complex the design.
In summary, we can free-style the painting of our walls, which may or may not prove successful. Alternatively, we can buy art for our walls, whether it be an original or a print. To obtain a fine art print is as easy as seeking out an online gallery that is experienced in this kind of printing.