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Wall Art

Have you been looking for ways to decorate your walls? Wall art is the perfect solution for small or large spaces alike, giving any room a finished and polished look in minutes. If you need inspiration for decorating your walls before you make your purchase, you can read our handy inspirational guide on wall decor here. If you are ready to make your wall art purchase and know exactly what you want, you can browse through our large selection of wall art to find the perfect piece for your home. The modern art, vintage art, or reproductions of the classics you love are just a click away. Here are a few examples of wall art you will find right here, at Wayfair.
Wall Paintings – Paintings are a great choice if you are looking to bring in art with a more traditional feel. Paintings have been admired and hung in homes for centuries and were the preferred form of art work until newer mediums started to enter the space. One of the main reasons people enjoy paintings is because a painting represents the artist's interpretation of something and that can give a unique view of something relatively ordinary or mundane.
There are three types of wall paintings you will find here – acrylic paint, oil paint, and watercolor paint. Each medium has a unique style and characteristics that pull art lovers into the pieces.
 Acrylic Wall Paintings

Acrylic Wall Paintings – this versatile paint can be made to look like either an oil painting or a watercolor painting, but also has its own stand-alone qualities. Acrylic paint dries at a much faster rate so there tends to be less color mixing. However this fast drying ability lends it to also allow for other types of mediums to be used over it such as sand, charcoal, or pastels. This paint is also more durable as it is not as sensitive to heat or other elements. This paint also eliminates the strong smell that is often associated with true oil paintings.

 Acrylic Wall Paintings

Oil Wall Paintings – Oil paintings give the artist more freedom in blending colors or brush strokes due to oil paints slow drying properties. The paint can also be manipulated to be very thick with rich colors or thin and almost transparent depending on how much paint thinner is added to it. These paintings often show case the artist’s precise intentions because they have so much time to work with the paint before it dries.

 watercolor Wall Paintings

Watercolor Wall Paintings – One of the biggest differences between watercolor paintings and all other paintings is that the paint doesn’t stay exactly where it is placed, it spreads. As it absorbs into the paper it moves and bleeds, leaving behind no sharp lines. Another difference found with this type of art is done largely on paper or papyrus as opposed to largely on canvas. The types of paints also vary, as they can come in water soluble pigments in the form of paint, or they can come in water soluble colored pencils.

Wall Pictures- Photography is another popular form of wall art. Whether you are looking for nature scenes, abstract photography, or urban photography, we have it all. Wall pictures can help add a modern feel to a home, especially when working with photos on canvas or in multi-panel styles. Photography takes hard work from the artists, but in a different way. It requires long hours and patience for the lighting to be just right, or for an animal to strike the right pose in the right lighting. It can take days trying to get the perfect shot. Photography also requires more of a technical skill to be able to understand all of the programs a camera can run in order to get the best photograph possible.
framed wall picture

Framed Photography- If you are looking for photography that is protected from the elements, framed photography is the right option for you. You can find wall pictures with white or black matte backgrounds and black frames most often, as the frame shouldn’t take away from the photograph. Many frames are plastic, metal, or wood.

photo canvas

Photography Wrapped Canvas- A newly popular trend that is taking over the home design space is the photograph on a simple wrapped canvas board. This format allows for the image to continue onto the sides of the canvas and help create an infinity look to the art work.

photo canvas

Multi-Panel Photography- Another trend making its way into the home of millions is the 3-panel or 5-panel, photography on canvas. This is great for anyone looking to decorate any size space as the images come in many different sizes. It also adds a touch of contemporary design to the home.

Finding affordable art for sale can seem like a daunting task, but not when you get your wall art from us. Search our large online catalog of wall paintings and wall pictures to find the wall art of your dreams. Decorate your home with traditional artwork or add a touch of modern to bring your space to life again. Shop wall art now!

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