If you are fortunate enough to have a spare wall in your home, now is the perfect time to fill that wall with personal works of art that inspire and delight. These creative wall displays will have friends and family wondering where you came up with such wonderful ideas!
1. Create a Family Tree
Literally. Paint or draw a tree on your wall and then fill the branches with family portraits. Make sure to include photos of family members from all generations that are captured on canvas and beautifully framed. This one literally becomes a work of art within a work of art, with a finished product that is both beautiful and memorable.
2. Create a Wall Collage of Family Members
If you’re not up for painting a tree on your wall, consider surrounding a large family portrait with smaller canvas portraits of individual family members. Take it a step further with a few larger canvas portraits of past generations to showcase connections and growth over time.
3. Create a Canvas Growth Chart
This is a lovely idea for any long hallways in your home. Start small with canvas prints of the toddler years. Mark the wall at each age and line up the bottom of your print with that mark. If the hallway isn’t quite long enough to fit them all, consider doubling back with taller portraits positioned above those initial prints. Over the years, you’ll find that the new chart is a great way to highlight your child and celebrate growth.
4. Family Service Photographs (Military, Police, Fire, Medical, etc.)
For families that have a strong tradition in a certain field of service, it can be important to recognize that tradition with canvas prints of those currently serving as well as those who have served before. Arrange portraits in chronological order or in a hierarchal order as you see fit. The new display will show the devotion and sacrifice of your loved ones — service that deserves to be honored and celebrated.
5. Wall of Milestones
Everyone has milestones and special memories throughout their lives. One of the first for many families is a wedding day. Events like the birth of a child, religious ceremonies, the first day of school, and graduations all provide canvas-worthy moments to grow your display.
6. Establish a Pet Parade
For many of us, pets are important members of our family, providing years of service and companionship. From playing at the lake to lounging on the couch, highlight photos that showcase your pet’s full range of personality. And don’t forget to include photos with their favorite people as well!
7. Passionate Pursuits
Create your own canvas wall art sets by taking photos of subjects you are passionate about. This collage could encompass a wide range of themes — it really all boils down to your own inner passions. Take some time to think through what truly brings you joy.
A few ideas to get you started:
- Wild Horses
- Old Barns
- Autumn Leaves
- Puppies at Play
Anything that strikes your interest can be transformed from a photograph into art. For example, some people seek out crumbling castles, defunct amusement parks, abandoned malls, and other unique sites to photograph and record.
8. Favorite Family Vacation
Planning a once in a lifetime vacation? Or maybe you just got back from one? Take your favorite travel photos and create a wall display that will remind you of your vacation for years to come. It doesn’t matter if it’s a quick beach trip or you’ve flown over to kiss the blarney stone in Ireland. A picture is worth a thousand words, and canvas protects that image for a lifetime — not to mention it gives you a great way to share these beautiful memories with others.
Now is the perfect time to get started on a wall display of your own! You don’t have to look very hard or very far to find creative canvas wall collage ideas. Your phone and computer are likely filled with photos perfect for a mini gallery of your own. It’s all about turning the people and things you’re most passionate about into custom works of art.