Types Of Wall Art And Which Are Best

Wall art is a very interesting kind of decoration for your walls. It can be used to add color and life to any room. In this article, we are going to talk about the different kinds of wall art and their uses.

When you are decorating your home, you should not be afraid of making changes. Making changes will give you a more positive feeling. Changing the décor of your house every once in a while will make your home more comfortable and less stressful.

In this case, changing the wall art in your home will give you a positive change. Now, let's see the different types of wall art:

Canvas Prints

Canvas prints have become easily the most popular type of wall decor these days. That makes sense, as they’re generally quite affordable and they lend a very high-end look to any room.

They also make an ideal gift for anyone who has everything! That was certainly true of the last few years. However, with the economy the way it is now, people are buying much more carefully than they used to.

As a result, many people who would have bought a $2.00 canvas print a few years ago are choosing something much more expensive today. And, they’re not necessarily going for the most expensive option available… they’re going for the one that best suits their budget and personal taste. This has led to a dramatic increase in the price of canvas prints an a corresponding decrease in the number of people willing to buy them at those inflated prices.

Metal Prints

Metal Prints are very similar to Gallery Wrapped Canvas Prints, the main difference being that the prints are made using metal instead of canvas, but other than that they are quite a bit more expensive than canvas prints. 

In fact, they are so durable that most people don't even realize they are metal prints until you start talking about them. Metal prints can be any size you need and they come in a variety of different finishes. The finish determines how "shiny" the print will be. You can get them in polished stainless steel, nickel, copper or bronze.

Each of these finishes has a different "look" to them and each one will last a lifetime if taken care of properly. Metal prints are also far more resistant to "environmental" damage than canvas prints. This is especially true when considering weather conditions. If you have a metal print in your car, it will probably survive a trip from Florida just as well as one from California.

One thing to remember is that not all metals are the same. Some metals are softer than others. For example, aluminum is a soft metal and will wear off if it comes in contact with an abrasive surface such as stone or concrete. But, if you use an automobile to transport your print, there is very little chance of it coming in contact with either of those substances.

Mounted Wall Art

The most popular type of ready-to-hang wall art is called mounted. This means that the print is mounted on a piece of foam core board. It is then attached to a wood frame. You can buy custom-made frames or frames that are already made.

Mounted wall art is a terrific choice for any room in your house because it is easy to install, very affordable, and looks great on any wall! What's great about mounted wall art is that you can move it around to another wall if you ever decide to redecorate.

And, you can take it down and put it back up again in just a few minutes whenever you change your mind about the wall it's on. (You never have to worry about someone trying to "steal" your art work.) 

Framed Art Prints

This is the most traditional form of hanging art. Framed art works great for many styles of art and on a variety of walls. It is also quite easy to remove and replace. However, framed art has some disadvantages:

It is expensive; it takes up wall space; it needs to be maintained (dust removed, etc.); it needs to be protected from dust, dirt, moisture and other hazards; and, it needs to be adjusted when the picture changes. All of this adds up to a lot of work for little return.

Another disadvantage of framed art is that, if you ever want to sell your house, someone will ask you to remove your framed art before they put up their own. This makes you feel uncomfortable and like you are depriving them of something.

Acrylic Prints

These are more affordable and you can purchase them in a variety of sizes. They are also more durable than framed paintings. However, the colors may fade over time and you should be prepared to replace this type of art as the years go by.

Acrylic prints are a great way to add a little "pop" to a room without breaking the bank. If you choose this option, make sure the artist gives you some type of written guarantee that the print will last for many years.


This is another option that is less expensive than a framed painting. It is also a good option if you need something temporary. You can change out the wallpaper every few years or so. Just make sure you select a quality product.

You don't want something cheap and nasty that will peel off the wall in a matter of days. Wallpaper is the perfect solution for adding some "pop" to a plain, boring room. If you have an office or waiting room, consider using a different color scheme for each month of the year.

Wood Art

Wood art can be used throughout the home to add some character and a warm, inviting feel. Try mounting a piece on the wall above the kitchen sink, or set it on a bookshelf. You could even use it as a door stop. Mounting your wood piece on the wall is easy.

All you need is a flat surface like a wall, a couple of screws, and some wood glue. To do this, simply remove the back of the frame from the paper (it comes off easily) and then screw the frame to the wall.

Wood art can be used in other ways too. For example, you could frame a photograph or print, or perhaps a drawing or simple doodle you made as a kid. These are great conversation pieces for when you have visitors over, or you can use them to add a little "cute" element to a room. The possibilities are endless with this inexpensive medium. Give it a try. You may just find a new favorite way to decorate your home.

Wall Paneling

Once you have completed a few projects, you will find that you have collected a lot of scrap material. You can use this material to make wall paneling to decorate your walls. This will save a lot of money because you won't have to buy all new wall panels every time you redecorate your room. 

In fact, after you are finished with the wall panels, you can sell or give them away to someone else who wants to redecorate their home. This is a great way to make some extra money without having to do much work. There are several ways you can use this scrap material to make wall panels.

Wall Planters

A great way to recycle those old pallets is to use them to create a wall planter. You can make an attractive and unique planter that will look great on your wall. Plus, it will be a useful and productive addition to your garden.

Wall planters are easy to make. Simply stack the pallets on top of each other and secure them with construction adhesive. Next, use a variety of plants or flowers to cover the outside of the wall. Make sure the plants have good root systems so they can hold themselves up.

Then, fill the planter with potting soil and water well. Your wall planter should be ready to go in just a few days. As you can see, recycling old pallets to create a planter is a great way to reuse those unwanted items and get some extra money for your garden at the same time.


There are so many different ways to use mirrors in the house. Mirrors can be an important part of your home decor. Using mirrors in your home decor will make you feel good because it gives you an "eyeful" of your beautiful self every time you walk by one.

Wall Tapestries

Wall tapestries are an art form that have been used for centuries in many cultures. The word tapestry means to hang like a curtain. The name was coined because tapestries were hung on the walls of castles to add beauty and to keep out drafts.

Tapestries are still hung today both in homes and businesses all over the world to add color, pattern and texture to a room. There are hundreds of ways to use wall tapestries in your home or business. Here are just a few of the ideas:

Use them to add color and pattern to a bland room. If your walls are plain, cover them with a beautiful colorful tapestry. Then put some simple, uncluttered furniture in the room. You will immediately have a much more appealing space.

Use them to hide unattractive features in a room. If your kitchen has a built-in eating nook with ugly metal cabinets, cover those cabinets with a beautiful colorful tapestry. Then put some nice solid wood dining furniture in the room and you will have transformed an eyesore into a lovely space.


Sculptures can be a good addition to a living room. You can put a sculpture made by a famous artist or a modern sculpture. Just make sure the sculpture is not blocking the door and windows. If it is, then it is not doing any good.

Sculptures for wall decor can be more effective when they are smaller. A large statue will just dominate the room. If you have a small space, a large sculpture will be overpowering. Choose something that will look great against your other decor. If you are going for class, then you should really only choose one piece of sculpture.

The other pieces of sculpture in the room can be used as accents. Another thing to remember is that you should only have one or two pieces of very high quality sculpture in any given room. If you have too many sculptures, it will look cluttered. You should only have a few pieces of “staple” sculpture.

The rest of your decor should be more eclectic and less “set in stone.” The first thing you should think about when you are shopping for sculpture is the material the artist used to create it. If the sculpture is made of metal or wood, you should consider the effect the weather will have on it.


How about getting started with wall decors?

If you are wondering how to start your wall decor project, you can first browse the photos we have here. If you like a style, you can see if we have the same style or design in our wall decor gallery. You can also find out what other people have said about their experience with this particular style of wall decor. 

How do I choose a product type for my wall art?

There are a number of different product types available for you to choose from. If you're not sure where to start, it can be helpful to first decide what you like, whether it's a certain colour, a style or a particular subject.

Then, once you've got an idea of what you like, you can start looking at the various options available and decide which ones best fit your criteria. 

What if I don't like it?

If you don't like it, you can always change it. Yes, even once it's been mounted on the wall. Go back to the same people who did the framing for you and tell them what you are unhappy with.

Ask them to remove it and remake the frame so it is different. Tell them you want a new piece of wood in the frame instead of the one they put there originally. Or maybe a different color. 


There are many different kinds of wall art. Some of them are abstract, some of them have pictures on them and some of them are just plain. Whatever kind of wall art you are looking at, you should not be confused because there are so many other details that you should be aware of. You should not buy wall art just because it is pretty, you should buy it because it has a certain message or an idea behind it.

You can find out what the message or the idea is by just looking at the wall art for a short period of time. And, once you see that, you will instantly know whether or not you like the wall art.


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