Decorating, redecorating, inventing a new decor…whatever you call it, it doesn't necessarily have to mean breaking out the paintbrushes and stinky paint. As you're about to find out, wall art can revitalize and recharge a room, and there's so many types of wall art it's almost enough to drive you, well, up a wall. But no worries – we're here to explain the different types of wall art and how you can use them to take your wall art decor from drab to delightful.
Canvas vs. Framed
One of the big distinctions in wall art decor is the difference between canvas flats and framed art. A canvas print usually lacks a frame, while framed wall art is surrounded by a, you guessed it, frame that's typically made of wood. Both canvas flats and framed art styles look lovely in practically any wall decor, but they do produce distinctly different effects that you'll want to keep in mind as you're decorating your wall.
Metal Wall Art
Not just limited to plaques anymore, metal wall art has experienced an explosion of fresh, new decorating types. We especially love the metal wall panels, framed mirrors, and sculptures that are hammered or treated with chemical processes to create unique looks. Wall art doesn't necessarily have to be a canvas print, and today's metal wall art proves it.
When you were a kid, the smiley face stickers on your wall weren't exactly high art, but today's wall decals and stickers will surprise you – they're bold, beautiful, and true works of wall art for any decor. Wall decals are especially good if you have a strict lease that forbids major decorating, or even if you're just the type who likes to frequently switch up your wall art decor. They're also the perfect addition to walls in a kids room because the wall decals and stickers can move from Pooh to Power Rangers, right with the changing tastes of your kids.
Other Types of Wall Art
- Tapestries – Often called the forgotten art form, tapestries are making a huge comeback and add Old World flair to any wall decor.
- Shelves – Wood shelves can take your wall art into the third dimension. Vases, mirrors, and clocks all make classic companions for wood wall shelves.
- Giclee – A new method for canvas flats and framed wall art, giclee wall art is produced with archival ink in a digital printer. These reproductions are top - quality, stunning, and a prized reproduction technique with artists who specialize in wall art.