By Mike | 06th April 2016

Abstract art on canvas

Abstract art on canvas

When it comes to interior design, there are countless ways to create an individual feel for your home. You can be expressive with your furniture, go crazy with your soft furnishings, paint or wallpaper your walls in bold and colourful designs, or take a more minimalistic approach and let your wall art do the talking. As you might guess, we recommend the latter!

We think that being adventurous with your canvas prints by hanging abstract art as statement pieces is a simple and classy way to jazz up your living space.

DIY designs

If you have access to Photoshop and are blessed with some artistic flair, you can have a go at creating your own designs. The beauty of doing this electronically is that it’s mess-free and you can experiment to your heart’s content as you search for the perfect combination of colours and design.

If you struggle creatively it’s still possible to have a go yourself, but we recommend sticking to primary colours or making use of one of the excellent colour wheels available online so that your final effort resembles art rather than an explosion in a paint factory!

Stock art

If the thought of creating your own art brings you out in a cold sweat, you can relax – there are some great stock photo sites where you can buy digital downloads for us to print to whatever dimensions you require. We recommend www.dollarphotoclub.com because they have a great range of abstract art, and every download costs a single dollar. Here are a few bold designs we thought you might like…

As you can see, we’ve found a series from the same artist that could be used as a triptych or as a theme in one room.

Of course, you don’t have to go for this kind of bold design; instead you could try something a little softer like this beautiful panoramic acrylic we found on the same stock site.

Or this lovely example of what can be done in Photoshop. At first glance it looks just like a watercolour!

We hope that you’ve been suitably inspired to be a little bit bold and adventurous with your canvases by our ideas in this week’s blog post. We get such a kick out of seeing your files come in when it’s obvious that you’ve taken our ideas on board – it’s part of the fun of doing what we do! 


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