Choosing the perfect wall art to hang in your home can sometimes be tricky. That’s why we’ve put together this guide on how to create wall art and which of our different materials would be best for you. We’ll take you through each finish, how to actually create your wall art, what material works best for you and more.

Whether you’re looking to create something with a family portrait, a beautiful landscape shot or even a photo that you’ve added text to, we’ve got you sorted. You should think of the walls in your house as a blank canvas — somewhere you can create something special. With bonusprint, creating wall art is really straightforward, and with this guide to hand you’ll find making the perfect piece for your home a breeze. We’ll help you with everything, from your home decor and the type of photo you’re printing, to what room you want to hang it in.

Canvas – the allrounder

Our canvas wall art option is a bonusprint bestseller. The textured material makes your photo look almost like a painting, and it can be the perfect starting point for creating a photo wall — plus it looks great on whichever wall you choose to hang it. You can create a canvas wall art with just one photo or design your own wall art collage using our editor feature, which lets you choose multiple photos on one canvas.

  • What’s it made of?

The high-quality, and durable, canvas is made from 100% polyester and is stretched across a wooden backing, just like a canvas for painting. You can even add a frame to give it the finishing arty touch.

  • Will it suit my home?

With its painting-like appearance, our canvas wall art will fit on any wall, in any room, perfectly. It will match the texture of any other paintings you have hanging at home — we say if canvas was good enough for Da Vinci, it’s perfect for our wall art.

  • Where should I hang it?

As our canvas has such a classic look, you’ll find that wherever you hang your wall art, from the bathroom or bedroom, to living room or kitchen, it’ll look great. It definitely gives any room a homely feel.

  • What should I print on it?

Our canvas is a real all-rounder for what photos to print on it. Portraits and landscapes both look great, and it’s ideal if you love a modern and neutral colour palette. Canvas is also a great way to display your landscape or urban street photography.

 

Mounted prints – for professional photo quality

Our mounted prints are a favourite with the photographers in our office because they really bring out the colours in your photographs, and make simple backdrops look bright and vivid. Whether you want to hang up some of your nature photography, or maybe your favourite shots of your travels with the family, mounted prints are the way to go.

They’re also lightweight, so hang easily on your wall and can be a great affordable option if you like to refresh your wall art a lot.

  • What’s it made of?

Our mounted prints are printed on a lightweight, 5mm white PVC board and have a matt finish so you’ll have no reflection issues.

  • Will it suit my home?

It’s ideal if you love a minimalist and airy room, full of light — our mounted prints also look great alongside contemporary furniture.

  • Where should I hang it?

Hang yours in the dining room or another space where you entertain — the photos will be great conversation starters.

  • What should I print on it?

Use a mounted print to show off brightly coloured photos — like those awesome tropical beach shots you’ve taken of pittoresque sunsets. The sharp detail and rich intense colours will give your photos a really professional look.

Aluminium – true minimal aesthetic

For durable and modern wall art, print your photos on aluminium. This high-quality wall art is made to last and we use top quality aluminium here at bonusprint. This finish shows off black and white photos beautifully and will give your home a contemporary edge.

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  • What’s it made of?

Made from top quality aluminium, the material is 3mm thick and has three solid layers. The two outer layers are made of aluminium, while the middle layer is made of hard plastic. This keeps your aluminium print strong and solid.

  • Will it suit my home?

Aluminium wall art is suited to houses with a minimal aesthetic and a neutral colour palette. Think stainless steel kitchens, glass tables, and lots of natural light.

  • Where should I hang it?

Our aluminium wall art is UV and weather-resistant so it’s perfect for hanging in a kitchen as it won’t be affected by steam or moisture. You could also hang it in a bedroom with a minimal style.

  • What should I print on it?

Arty, black and white photos of urban landscapes look incredible on aluminium wall art, as do your beautiful wedding photographs. This is thanks to the sharp image quality and semi-gloss finish. Aluminium wall art is like having your very own photography gallery in your home.

Acrylic – vibrant colours for inside and outside

This is a simple way to get pictures on your walls that look like they’ve come straight from a sell-out photo exhibition. Acrylic wall art really enhances the colour, depth, and details of your photo, and gives you a sharp image quality with beautiful shine. It brings a unique vibe to the space and can transform your room into a stylish place to hang out.

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  • What’s it made of?

We print your photo on top quality, 5mm transparent acrylic sheet, which we then apply a black film behind. This really makes the image stand out. The front and sides of your acrylic print are then professionally finished and cut to the perfect size. This gives you a premium-quality finish, with superb shine that really enhances the room it’s hanging in.

  • Will it suit my home?

Our sleek acrylic wall art perfectly matches a modern style home.

  • Where should I hang it?

Acrylic wall art looks amazing as the basis for a striking photo wall, mixed with mirrors and other wall art thanks to its shiny finish. It even adds space to the room thanks to it gently reflecting light and the brightness that creates. You could hang this wall art in the bathroom or even outside on the terrace or balcony. It’s unaffected by humidity due to its weather resistance. Acrylic wall art really will work, whatever the weather — and whatever the room.

  • What should I print on it?

All of your photos will look amazing on an acrylic wall art. Close-up macro shots of interesting details will give your home a creative edge but we also love using acrylic wall art for portraits of our favourite people, as well as our magnificent travel shots. It’s not only close-ups, wide shots of nature look amazing – thanks to this depth and vibrancy of colours.

One of the most important things to remember when creating any piece of wall art is that the bigger the canvas, the higher the image quality needs to be. So make sure you use the highest quality picture you can. For more wall art tips click here to learn how to create yours like an expert. If you’d like some more info on how you should hang your wall art, then this guide will help you.

Once you’ve created your wall art, share a photo with us using #bonusprint so we can see your masterpiece. You could also share this blog post on social media using the icons below to inspire your friends and family too. All you need to do now is click the button below and get creating.

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