You know what they say: the world is a blank canvas, and it’s up to you to make it pop. Well, we at Fy – whilst we appreciate the sentiment – think sometimes others can also do a pretty good job of decorating a blank canvas.
When it comes to wall decoration, canvas prints are a great shout. Produced using a 12 colour giclee fine art printing process, all of them come with a 100+ year colour guarantee – meaning they’re the ideal wall hanging to have if you’ve got a busy household with lots of bodies constantly walking around.
Now, a Canvas print is slightly different to a wall art print, so let us give you the full scope before you decide which one to choose (note: there’s nothing wrong with having both!). A canvas print is where an image has been printed onto a canvas and then stretched onto a frame. Here at Fy, this is a hand-finished operation, with a dedicated team of experienced canvas framers working carefully to get that swish gallery look. Not that we’re boasting or anything, but we also use professional artist stretcher bars milled from the finest quality European kiln-dried knotless pine, so trust us when we say our canvas are chic AF.
When it comes to choosing the ideal canvas for your abode, make sure to consider your overall aesthetic and colour scheme. A canvas print is an excellent item of decoration for a living room – try a serene palm tree print by Tracie Andrews or a funky pink moon canvas from Aley Hanson. Or, if you’ve got a minimalistic, black and white style, go for a stunning line drawing of a lioness by Valeriya Korenkova.
For a playful bathroom canvas, go for Pixy Paper’s tongue in cheek “have a nice poo” slogan print. As for your kitchen, Everlong Print Co.’s fruity canvas of showcasing a selection of classic cocktails is a must, so too is their Gin & Tonic one – all depends what your chosen tipple is. Offices are a tranquil space that require a relaxing environment to do hard work in. A nature canvas is a great way to create this atmosphere, with John James Audubon’s hemlock warbler canvas print our personal fave.
Whatever you go for, just remember to follow your heart and pick the one that tickles your fancy.
How to pair Canvas with Wall Art Print
The most important thing to remember here is that even though canvas and wall art prints are different, you should definitely not hold back from pairing the two together. To give your living room, kitchen or bedroom an interesting spruce up, mix the different textures of canvas and art prints for a delightful sight.
Whether you go for two or three (or more!), don’t be afraid to really mix and match sizes and colours. We personally recommend Kubista’s striking dark blue sky print with a flock of birds flying on it paired with Pixy Paper’s baby pink stroke with gold spots art print. But we also think that Nat Coalson’s sunset wall art print of Manarola with Rosi Feist’s lemon cut out canvas is the closest thing you can get to a mini Italian getaway.
A general rule here is to match colours, themes or styles. So if you want a floral get up then match a range of lilies, roses and tulips, or if you like pastels then get a variety of ‘em.
How to hang your Canvas?
Ok, so you’ve done the hard part. You’ve chosen the perfect Canvas print to hang on your living room walls – score! Now, how to actually do the hanging. Whilst some of you may think this the hard part, you actually couldn’t be further from the truth. For an easy peasy DIY job, grab yourself a hammer and some nails (available at any local hardware store), mark the wall where you want to hang it, get the nails and repeat after us knock, knock, knock.
We know, we know – this is generation rent we’re talking to, and you can’t just go round sticking holes in all your walls. Firstly, before you jump to this conclusion, check with your landlord or lady and see what their policy is. After all, everyone is different!
If holey walls is a big no-no then no probs! There are two simple solutions. Either go ahead and fill them with some polycell multi-purpose polyfilla ready mix when your tenancy ends, o,r if you can’t stomach the idea of holes in your wall full stop, then velcro strips is a great alternative. Velcro strips work just like velcro strapped shoes – there’s a sticky bit and a furry bit which stick together. Line your canvas with a one side and you wall with the other and just slap ‘em together!