You don’t have to be an art connoisseur to appreciate the masterpieces by Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso or Claude Monet. Painting is an incredible source of inspiration that allows us to capture all those emotions that are difficult to describe. Watercolour and oil landscape canvas prints are classic decorations that can be used in many different decorative styles. Regardless of whether you opt for realism, still nature, landscapes or abstract compositions, an artistic canvas print will always make your home more interesting and intriguing.
Humans have always had a desire to create. The beginnings of painting go as far as the prehistoric times with the cave drawings in Australia and France. In the antiquity, painting became much more serious. The artists wanted to reflect reality in as much detail as possible. They experimented with perspective and light to make their works more lifelike. Art was supposed to appeal to everybody through its mimicry of reality. The medieval times were the era of sacred art. The main subject matter were stories from the Bible. Artists of the renaissance and baroque were also interested in mythology, portrait and still nature. With each consequent century, art evolved and became more varied thanks to new styles and techniques. Contemporary art uses strong colours and new perspectives while discarding the classic motifs in favour of more abstract forms and themes (like surrealism and dadaism). If you decide to use a landscape canvas print to decorate your home, you should follow your own aesthetic preferences. Remember that making sure the design is evocative and speaks to your personal tastes is more important than a simple wow-effect.
Some people are hesitant to use reproductions of famous paintings for decoration. Landscapes and other paintings naturally look best in the original. However, not everybody can afford to buy an expensive canvas. That’s why reproduction canvas prints are still and option worth considering. If you’re worried that your print (e.g. Scream by Munch) will be too ostentatious, present it in a new and interesting way. Instead of hanging an exact copy of the painting, consider using a unique interpretation of the same subject matter. When it comes to prints with modern art, we definitely recommend them as decorations for the bedroom. Rather than putting them up on a wall, you can simply lean them against it. It will definitely make the room more intriguing.
Landscape canvas prints can be great sources of inspiration. Cubist artworks by Picasso or other great painters will highlight the style of your modern living room. For a classic bedroom, we recommend impressionist works by van Gogh while an office or an elegant studio flat will look incredible when decorated with abstract modern art.
Even if you opt for less recognisable paintings, contemporary art can still completely transform the décor in your room. When choosing a design from this category, make sure to do at least a bit of research. After all, you want to be able to say a few things about the painting in your living room, should anybody ask.
Realistic landscape prints are also the perfect decorative choice for a rustic dining room. These designs will make any family gathering feel more special.
If you don’t want the new print to dominate the décor completely, go for subtle watercolours or a black-and-white sketch instead of a lifelike landscape. Minimalism is still in! These landscape prints can also be used to decorate a loft flat or a Scandinavian sitting room.
If you decide to decorate your rooms with a modern, classic or watercolour landscape canvas prints, make sure that your painting has a proper frame. A highly ornamental frame will definitely highlight the masterful technique of famous painters. This solution is very eye-catching, so consider hanging the print on a plain and empty wall in order not to overdecorate the room. You can even create your own miniature art gallery at home! Alternatively, if the famous painting is only supposed to provide additional charm to a pre-existing décor, frame it in a simple inner frame or a clip frame. Don’t be afraid to experiment with sizes either. You can create a composition of larger and smaller canvas prints. One interesting idea involves displaying a collection of prints in a hallway, corridor or alongside stairs. After all that, it’s hard to imagine a stylish interior design that doesn’t include landscape canvas prints, right?