A well-placed piece of wall art can do wonders for your living space. However, given the seemingly endless amount of options when it comes to wall art decor—from canvas prints to digital art—it can be difficult to know which type of wall art is best for your space. To help you along, we’re sharing the most common types of wall art and how they’re used so you can go into this knowing exactly what you’re looking for.
Type of Wall Art: Canvas prints
modern, large-scale, safer.
Canvas prints are the perfect choice for large-scale artwork. If you have an image that’s big enough to fill most of a wall, canvas is a great option because it can be stretched and wrapped around the edges. This makes it look more like a painting.
Although safety of art isn’t necessarily the first thing you think of, it should be considered! If you have children, it may be beneficial to consider canvas prints because they are safer than heavy framed prints. For high traffic areas like hallways and kitchens where your art could get knocked around by children (or even pets!), canvas would be safer.
To see Everline Art’s canvas art collection, click here.
Type of Wall Art: Framed prints
elegant, sophisticated, customizable.
Framed prints are a classic option that add a touch of sophistication to any room. They can be more expensive than other types of wall art, but they’re widely available and easy to install. Framed prints come in many different sizes and formats, so you’re sure to find something that suits your tastes and budget.
Framing prints is a great option when you have artwork that is more detailed and has more color. Printing on canvas can make some of the smaller details harder to see, but on a regular print, the details are easily seen. By adding a frame, you instantly give the art some sophistication.
Framing art is also a great option if you want to customize all of the elements. You can choose the size and color of the frame and the mat to fit your tastes.
To see Everline Art’s framed art collection, click here.
Type of Wall Art: Posters
affordable, Versatile, short-term.
Posters are an affordable and easy-to-use type of wall art. They’re also versatile, so you can change them up with the seasons or your mood. Because they’re lightweight and easy to store when not in use, posters are a great option for renters who don’t want to commit long term by hanging something permanent on their walls. Posters can be a great option if you want to choose your own framing style as well.
To see Everline Art’s poster collection, click here.
Type Of Wall Art: Digital art
affordable, Fast, multi-purpose.
Digital art is the most versatile option because you can essentially print your artwork on anything. Digital art means you’re receiving a digital file, instead of receiving a physical print in the mail or at a store. This means you can work with websites/printers to upload your digital file onto the format of your choice. You’re the one in control (plus, you receive digital files instantly, which is a bonus if you’re in a rush).
You can even use digital art to create a large mural on your wall! There really is no limit!
To see all the benefits of using digital art, read this post that covers all of the steps for turning your digital files into something made just for you: Understanding File Types Of Our Digital Art Products And When To Use Them
Digital photos make it easy to experiment with different styles because they’re usually a lower price point. So if you’re not sure what you want yet, this is the perfect way to start.
Here are some unique ideas of how you can utilize your digital art, aside from wall art:
+ Canvas tote bag
+ Wedding invitation or guest book
+ Mugs and t-shirts
+ Laser-cut wood (wall art, sign, cutting board, etc.)
+ Greeting cards
Before You Buy: Explore your options
Before you place your orders or go to an art store, take a moment to ask these questions. From there, you’ll be able to determine what type of wall art is best for your space.
- Where do you want your art to go? What size should your print be?
- What is your budget?
- What other art do you have in this space? Which type of wall art best matches your other art?
- Think of the artwork itself: Are there lots of details or is it minimal? Are there lots of colors or black and white?
- Do you want to have control of the printing/framing/etc.?
No Wrong Choice
We hope this helps when deciding what type of wall art to choose for your home. Although there are several types of wall art to choose from, understanding the artwork itself and the space it will be in can make your decision a lot easier. Here at Everline Art, we’re happy to provide multiple choices so you get exactly what you need!