Decorating Your Space with Landscape Canvas Prints
by Cody Johnson | May 23, 2019 | Canvas Press
Decorating your home or office can be a fun and exciting adventure! However, it can also be quite daunting when you’re not sure where you want pieces, what type of pieces to use, and what your theme will be throughout the location.
Deciding on those factors first can help you to know what direction to go when it comes to adding elegance and class into your home or office.
One fantastic way to add beauty and nature to your home is with landscape canvas prints. You can add color and vibrancy to any room with these prints and choose any size or design you want.
So, how do you choose the landscape canvas prints that are right for you? How do you know if it is going to accentuate the room or cause it to be an eyesore? Here are a few tips to remember when you’re looking at using landscape artistry in your home or workspace.
You are Decorating the Wall
Remember you’re decorating the wall and not the rest of the room at the moment. Yes, you want to continue to think about what the rest of the area will have in it.
However, you don’t want to focus too much on the other areas and center in on the wall you’re considering the photo for.
Smaller walls and areas look great with smaller canvas prints on the wall spread out. It almost resembles a window effect and gives the room a bigger look than it truly has. Larger walls and rooms can hold larger photos and designs such as the panoramic option.
Keep Your Canvas Prints at Eye Level
You want people to enjoy looking at your art and be comfortable with it at the same time. What better place to hang it than at eye level so it can be enjoyed immediately upon entering the room?
Keeping pieces at eye level helps it to bring the focus of the room where you want it, your landscape canvas prints. Make sure you also consider the fact that in dining rooms you are sitting down most of the time. This is an area where you can hang it slightly below eye level.
Lay Your Pieces Out Before You Put a Nail In
When you have your landscape canvas prints ready to go, be sure to layout the design you want before you add them to the wall. Consider putting them on a table in the order that you’d prefer them to hang so you can see how the layout will look.
You can choose to hang pictures in all different designs and orders as this is your space. Be careful about putting nails in the wall until you’re certain where you want the pictures to hang and what design/order you want them to be in.
Doing this before starting the nail process will help you to avoid unnecessary holes in your walls.
Remember the Focal Points in the Room
One critical factor to remember is that if you have a fireplace in your room, that is the focal point. It is important that you display your canvas prints around the center of the room.
One great tool to remember is to make the display of your portraits about the same size as the opening of your fireplace.
Focus the picture above the mantle on your story as an accent piece. Try to have a landscape canvas print of where you’ve visited in your lifetime.
Perhaps you went to Niagara Falls or Yellowstone National Park. Those would make great landscape portraits to sit above the fireplace and remind you of your adventures.
Size of the Print Does Matter!
Remember that size does matter when it comes to hanging your landscape canvas prints over a piece of furniture in the room. It is important that you try to keep the portrait and the furniture size about the same or a little smaller.
Most decorators keep the general idea that a piece of art should take up around 50-75% of the width of the piece of furniture. You want to have it as an accent piece without it taking over the entire room at the same time.
These few tips and tricks will assist you in getting the most out of your landscape canvas prints when you’re decorating your home or office.