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Decorating with Canvas Prints

Jan 25, 2017 09:00AM ● By Hood Magazine
By Harold’s Photo Experts

When you’re decorating your walls with canvas prints, you can make them simple and classic or get creative with them.

Hand-built canvas wraps feature premium archival canvas prints stretched around 1 ½ wood stretcher bars. There are multiple sizes and multiple finishes. If you want to get a little creative with your canvas prints, you could create a custom collage, or designer wrap to showcase more than one photo or add some extra style.

If you love the canvas look, but want a more formal look, it’s recommended to frame your canvas prints. The frame finishes come in many different options, one will surely fit with your photo and style.

Now you may be wondering, what should you do with your canvas prints once you get new family portraits taken and new canvas prints of them to hang? We’ve got a few ideas for you!

One option would be to relocate them from your living room to another room, such as a guest bedroom. You could create a statement wall of your family throughout the years. A staircase wall would be a great place. Mix in some of your child’s framed artwork or a big initial for your last name. Creating a unique statement wall is all about mixing up sizes, frames and other pieces.

Another option would be to package them up securely and store them in a controlled environment for the next generation. 50 years or more down the road, your grandchildren or great-grandchildren may really enjoy your family portraits and want to display them in their home. I have an old family photograph of my great-grandmother’s family in front of their farmhouse as a statement piece in an antique frame. If you don’t have the wall space to relocate your old canvas prints, I’d suggest packing them up and storing them. Future generations will thank you for it.

If you’re feeling artistic, and aren’t as concerned about keeping your canvas prints as a family heirloom, get out your acrylics and paint brush! Try painting over them and create something that will go with your décor. Or let the kids go crazy and let them paint something for their rooms.

Hopefully one of these options will help give you an idea on what to do with your old canvas prints once you’re ready to update them.