How to Choose The Right Canvas Painting for Your Home

Choosing the right canvas painting for your home can feel like a big decision. There are so many different options available, so how do you choose the right one for you?

Here are a few things to consider to make your decision easier. 


Selecting wall art based on a theme is a great way to create an appealing interior design for your home. You might have a coastal, beachy theme and want to incorporate artwork that features sand, sea and palm trees into your home. Or maybe you have an industrial theme and want art that matches that.

Choosing by theme helps you to tie all the design elements of your home together. It won’t look out of place on your wall, and it will help to create the atmosphere and tone of your home. 

Theme will help inform a lot of the decision making process, as themes can influence everything from colour, size and style. 


If you choose an art piece based on colours, you can make sure it fits in with your home decor and styling. 

Whether you have a black and white theme, or an explosion of colours, you’ll be able to find pieces of art to complement your space. 

When you match the art to your existing colour theme, it will make the room look well thought out and put together, creating a nice effect. 

You could also choose an art piece that is completely opposite to your colour palette so that it becomes a focal point of the room, such as a pop of colour in an otherwise monochromatic space. 


Size is another important factor to consider when purchasing a piece of art. You want to make sure that the art is neither too large or too small for the space it’s occupying. This would throw off the balance of the room, and look unappealing. 

As a general rule of thumb, a beautiful large canvas painting will look great hanging on a blank wall above a large piece of furniture, such as a lounge or bed. It will stand out and make a statement in the room, whether it’s the bedroom or living room. 

Smaller pieces, and even different sizes of art, can be used to make a gallery wall. This allows you to incorporate a lot of different and dynamic pieces of art, to create a stunning effect in your home. 


There is a huge plethora of styles to choose from when purchasing a piece of art. They will all have an impact on the feel of your space, so it’s an important thing to consider when deciding what to hang on your wall. 

Styles, such as abstract art, have continued to stay popular as there can be a huge variety in colour and look in each painting. They also often fit into a wide variety of decor themes. 

If you have a strong theme in your home, you could go for a bold renaissance style piece, that will be sure to stand out and draw the eye. If you’re feeling less extravagant, a minimalist piece will be perfect to complement your space. 

There are so many styles of art that exist, you are sure to find one that speaks to you. 

Personal Taste

These are all important things to consider when choosing a piece of art for your home, and they will help ensure that the canvas art you choose fits into your space. However, the most important thing to remember is that above all else, you should choose a piece of art that you love, and that you want to see hanging on your wall. 

You don’t want to choose a piece of art that you don’t like or connect to, just because you think it’s what you’re meant to pick. 

You are the one that is going to have to wake up and look at it everyday. So you may as well choose something you like. 

If you feel emotionally connected to a piece of art, and it speaks to your own individual tastes, then it’s going to look great on your wall. 

Utilise these different design elements, and you will have all the tools you need to find the best canvas painting for your wall space.
If you want to see a stunning range of wall art and prints for sale, check out the Porter Paintings shop today!

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