As a culture, we love wall art. It seems we just can’t get enough of it. But how do you make the best use of it?

In this post, we take a look at some art ideas that can radically upgrade the appearance of your living room. 

Shall we take a look? 


Nautical home themes are extremely popular at the moment. And it’s not hard to see why. Putting up a beach scene on your wall looks great and reminds you of the summer (which feels like a long way away right now). 

The best approach to nautical wall art is to use the rule of three. Pick a beach scene and then spread the image over three canvases, leaving a small gap in between. It breaks up the panorama and makes the image look more professional. 

Pressed Leaves

Pressed leaves are a hot trend in the wall art world at the moment. The idea is pretty straightforward. You take a large tropical leaf of some kind and then press it between two sheets of glass. Then you suck the air out and, voila – you have a new beautiful piece of art. 

Fortunately, you don’t have to go through this process yourself. Vendors do it for you. But it’s a great way to get a bit of greenery into your living spaces if you don’t have a lot of room. 

Historical Art

Perhaps the most fascinating of all types of wall art is historical art. It always offers an interesting story and a window into how people used to view the world. 

Currently, the art world is grappling with ownership issues. For instance, James Palmer and Mondex – art recovery experts – are currently helping people recover art looted during WWII. 

Some of the finds are truly staggering. Even today, collectors are uncovering works once thought lost to time. And that means that there are opportunities for regular, everyday aficionados like you to find exceptional pieces. 


If you’re looking for artwork that can genuinely brighten your home, try sunburst wall art. Start with a circular object – usually a mirror – and then add sticks around the circumference to create a radiance effect. You have a lot of options here, from bamboo to small metal sticks. 

Pay Homage To Your Pets

If you’re an animal lover, you might want to use your wall art as a homage to your pet. These days, you don’t have to buy generic paintings of dogs online. Instead, you just take a photo of your pooch and then get a professional art printing company to print it directly onto canvas. 

What’s great about this approach is that it actually looks like somebody painted it professionally. Many of these outfits can vignette your images to make them look more realistic. 

Postcard Wall Art

Are you somebody who loves to travel? If so, then you might want to try postcard wall art. 

The idea here is pretty simple: you commission an artist to collate beautiful postcards from your favorite travel destinations and then arrange them inside an attractive frame. Usually, they’ll look for postcards with a similar artistic theme to create something that looks a bit like a poster. It’s great for people who like a “busy” look. 

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