If art is the process and finished result of arranging items or colours in a way that influences the senses and creates an emotional or intellectual response, then whether or not we acknowledge it, we are all artists in our own way. Everybody has their own broad, blank canvas on which to display the work of their artistic endeavours on a daily basis: their home.
Obviously, there are those who might argue that decorating a home is not art, merely an exercise in comfort and functionality, but there is no doubt that any home lovingly decorated will elicit a positive response from both you, your loved ones and any visitors you may have. This is the beauty of viewing your home as a blank canvas. It allows you to express who you want to be in many different forms. You can follow convention, fashions and styles, or even appoint someone to design your space for you, but in the end the net result is that your home becomes a real, physical and tactile representation of your own personal tastes.
It's tempting to think the items in a room that will have the most impact are the major ones: the wallpaper, the colour scheme, the furniture, or the layout. Certainly, these do play a part in a room's overall ambiance, but actually finishing a room to represent your specific tastes is far more personal.
In truth, it's the smaller things that transform a generic room and make it your own. If the decorations and furniture are the frame,canvas and the basic picture outline, then it is the little finishing touches to a room that imbue it with your own personal touch, turning the aforementioned generic picture into a Picasso or a Van Gogh.
Until relatively recently, adding personal touches usually meant small photographs placed as keepsakes across the room. Nowadays though, technology has allowed designers to expand their ideas, with prints on to canvas being a very popular way to both personalise and decorate a room.
Canvas art has been around in many forms for a while, though in the past people were limited to designs that others deemed to be admirable and fashionable; this is no longer the case.
The world of digital photography (and much cheaper canvas printing methods), mean that you can now create a canvas print using any photograph or picture that takes your fancy; you are only limited by your imagination and skills with a camera.
In terms of room design, it really does open up the decorative possibilities. Now, there is no need to compromise. If you can't find a picture that really gives a room the look you want, you can head off with your camera and attempt to find it.
Once you have, you can upload your images and select the right size canvas; if you want to buy amazing canvas prints here in the UK there are plenty of options. Each is professionally made using high quality materials and can even be fitted to frames ready to be hung immediately.
Your home is an expression of your style and now thanks to the range of canvas prints available, the possibilities are endless.