The Big Apple has inspired so much great art over the years it’s hard to think of a home being complete without a piece that celebrates it. What better way to show your love for New York than with a sumptuously textured canvas print of the city?
New York is a city that absolutely pulses with life, and it’s a little rough around the edges--now that we think about it, it’s a little like canvas in that way. Canvas is a fantastic medium because as a fabric no two pieces are completely woven identically, each one has its own unique texture. It just has more of a presence in a room than a simple print, so it’s perfect for these urban scenes that you want to come across as bold as possible. And as anyone who’s been to a museum knows, it lasts and lasts and lasts.
Why not do up a room in a Gotham-chic style? Of course, a few of these canvas prints showing off the gritty, funky city are a necessity but you can go a step further with concrete lamps and some industrial-chic shelving. The rough, textured feel of these items goes perfectly with the coarseness of the canvas surface. Even if the Manhattanite’s wardrobe tends to be on the monochromatic side of things, you can easily inject some colour into this scene with a flashy neon sign; a seedy, sexy feel for your living room.
We’re also a big fan of using these prints in the bathroom, where space is at a premium. If you can’t place a lot of things in a space, what you do hang needs to have as much of an impact as possible. A big cityscape or a street map on canvas packs a punch visually, while also adding a bit of depth to a space that might otherwise feel cramped.