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Create your dream home on a budget

By Amy Wright | Mar 18, 2024

Despite what the interior design magazines and home decoration websites would have you think, you don’t need a massive budget to make a stylish and personalized home!

With a little planning and some creativity, you can easily revamp any room in your home and make it feel like yours.

One of the best ways to redesign your home on a budget is by refreshing your wall decor. Adding some new canvas or metal prints or replacing your existing framed photos will transform any area instantly.

Choose the Right Wall Art

Ever thought how a simple change like updating your wall decor can entirely transform a space? The right wall art and decorative elements can go a long way toward making your home feel unique and aligned with your personal tastes.

What kind of customized artwork should you choose? Do you need some wall art ideas and inspiration? Here are some of the top options to consider:

Canvas Prints

Canvas prints have gained popularity as a modern and stylish way to display photographs and artwork. They are typically made from high-quality, durable materials that can withstand the test of time. They are also less likely to fade, crack, or warp compared to traditional paper prints, and they’re easy to clean and maintain.

Metal Prints

Metal artwork is also highly durable and resistant to fading, moisture, and scratches. They can showcase vibrant colors with a high level of clarity and detail, too, and have a contemporary and sleek look that adds a modern touch to any space. Because they’re so slim and lightweight, they actually look like they’re floating on your wall!

Their resilience makes metal prints perfect for both indoor and outdoor spaces, offering versatility unmatched by other materials.

Framed Prints

You can’t go wrong with a classic framed print. Framed photos have a timeless feel and transition seamlessly from season to season.

Because you can choose from a wide range of frame sizes, colors, and materials, it’s also easy to find a frame that works with your existing decor (meaning you don’t have to redo an entire room just because you have some new framed photos to hang on the walls).

With a myriad of frame options, you can effortlessly match any decor style, proving that elegance doesn’t always come at a high price.

Triptych Prints

A triptych print is a type of artwork composed of three separate pieces or panels. These three panels can be one continuous image, three separate but related images, or three abstract images. Triptych prints create a dramatic effect and make excellent conversation-starters. They’re highly flexible, too, and easy to tailor to various rooms and decor styles.

These formats not only decorate a space but also narrate your unique story, turning a house into a home.

Photo Collages

A photo collage is a single piece of artwork created by combining multiple photographs. Similar to a triptych, it brings together different images, but instead of having specific panels, it combines various images/photos on one canvas. Collages can tell a story and feature photos from one event (such as a family vacation), or they can feature a variety of totally unique images.

Word Art Prints

As the name suggests, with word art prints, a word or series of words is the main attraction. The words can be arranged in various ways, including forming shapes, patterns, or even complete images. Word art prints can be customized to your specific tastes and are a fun way to shake up your space.

From motivational quotes to family names, word art prints allow you to infuse personality and energy into any room.

Generative Art Prints

Generative art prints are created using algorithms and computer programs instead of the traditional brush, camera, etc. Algorithms can generate a variety of images, including abstract patterns and shapes as well as landscapes and portraits.

Dive into the future of art with generative prints, where cutting-edge technology meets creativity, offering you one-of-a-kind pieces.

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Set Specific Goals for Each Room

After choosing your art style, the next step is to define unique goals for each space, tailoring the art to serve specific purposes.

By choosing specific wall art for different rooms, you can set a unique tone in each part of your house. If you’re struggling to decide what kind of art you want to display, set a particular goal for every room. Here are some examples to get you started:

Make a Small Room Feel Larger

Hanging a large piece of artwork on the wall is a great way to make a small room seem bigger. A large piece can draw the eye, extending the field of vision and, by default, the room.

Mixing mirrors in alongside your artwork is another good option that makes the room feel larger.

Add a Pop of Color to a Drab Space

If you have a room in your house that feels a bit dull -- maybe a guest room or office that doesn’t get used frequently -- look for a piece of art that includes bright colors. A pop of color will make the room seem more personalized and less boring. You may even find yourself wanting to spend more time there once it gets some new decor.

Create a Conversation Starter

There’s nothing like some new artwork to get people talking when they step into your living room or kitchen. If you want to add a conversation-starting piece, consider a photo print featuring some favorite family memories. Triptych prints and photo collages also draw the eye and make great conversation starters.

Set Up a Gallery Wall

Who says you have to pick just one image to display on your walls? If you have lots of favorite photos or prints you want to display, why not set up a gallery wall?

A gallery wall is one of the most popular interior decor trends. It involves displaying a range of photos or paintings on the wall in a cluster.

Here are some tips and decorating ideas that will help you create an impressive gallery wall that brightens up your home and gets people talking:

Pick a Location

To get started with this wall art trend, decide which wall will house your gallery. It could be a large wall in a living room or kitchen, or you could choose a more unique spot like along your staircase or in your entryway.

Measure Your Space

Measure the amount of space your gallery wall will take up. That will help you choose art, photos, and frames that work for your space the first time around, saving you from a lot of frustration.

Gather Your Art Pieces

The next step is to collect all the art pieces that you want to display on your wall. Remember that you don’t have to stick to one type or size of artwork. You can mix photos, paintings, generative art prints, and more to create a gallery wall that is one of a kind.

Start with the Largest Pieces

When designing your gallery wall, it helps to start with the largest piece or pieces. A lot of people like to make that the center of the gallery and then arrange more artwork around it. Once you find a place for the big pieces, the smaller ones tend to fall into place.

Arrange on the Floor First

You don’t have to start hammering nails into the wall right from the start. In fact, we advise against it. Arrange your gallery wall on the floor first so you can figure out a place for everything and ensure you like the design.

Start Hanging

Once you’re happy with the arrangement on the floor, you can start hanging pictures and turning your vision into a reality. Make sure you use a level during this process to avoid crooked pictures -- unless that’s the look you’re going for!

Prioritize Quality Over Quantity

If you’re working with a tight budget, focus on art quality over quantity. Instead of printing dozens of low-quality prints, focus on a few high-quality, eye-catching pieces that will last for years to come.

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Create your dream home!

Hanging new, personalized art is an easy and effective way to transform any space, whether you want to revamp your entire home or just decorate a couple of rooms.

If you’re ready to achieve your dream home aesthetic, start with some strategic art choices -- you’ll be amazed at how much of a difference art as a statement piece can make.

Why wait? Start transforming your space today with Canvaspop and watch your home evolve into the dream space you've always wanted.

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