A printed poster, even framed, looks false and cheap by comparison with the elegance of canvas wall art. The new fashion in home decorating replaces cheap posters with gallery wrapped canvas art, which look like authentic paintings stretched on a hidden canvas frame, then hung on the wall without a frame.
Virtually every image can be translated into gallery wrapped canvas art nowadays, and the internet is full of stunning websites offering wide selections of canvas wall art for incredibly low prices. While a real canvas painting, even a giclée or lithograph copy, will cost a small fortune, canvas wall art will cost very little. Elegant home decorating on a budget was never so easy or enjoyable.
To find the best canvas wall art for your home browse the internet galleries in the categories of your choice from vintage art to panorama landscapes or famous National Geographic images. Up close your canvas wall art will have the texture of canvas, as if the image had been painted; while the sides of the image, in the style of gallery wrapped canvas art, will fold around an invisible frame.
This elegant home decorating solution will save you the need to spend money on an expensive frame. With the art already stretched on the canvas frame, there is no need to have a professional framer mount the canvas. And the absence of a frame around canvas wall art lends it a realistic, stunning presence, as if the image is seen through a crisp window. It is this luxurious realism that gallery wrapped canvas will bring to your home decorating, regardless of your style of decor.
You can hang canvas wall art in any room. Always match the size of the canvas to the dimensions of the wall, and do not be afraid of using large gallery wrapped canvas art in small spaces. The realism of this art rather than overwhelm the room will create the illusion that the space has greater depth. For a small bathroom, for instance, canvas wall art offers an ideal home decorating solution on a budget. Whereas for large rooms, sets of gallery wrapped canvases that split an image across several frames truly increase the illusion of view a fantasy, picture-perfect world through a series of windows.
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