Do you have an office? Congratulations! That means not only do you have a job, you probably have kind of an important one. Obviously, you’ll need to decorate the space appropriately–there’s nothing more depressing than walking into an office that lacks a personal touch. But if you’re confounded when it comes to decor or you’re just not making that much money, yet, there’s a perfect option out there for you. They’re called canvas prints and they’re just what they sound like – photos printed on canvases traditionally used for painting.
It’s kind of a wonderful invention because it allows for so much more creativity and freedom when it comes to office decor. You can put literally any photo you want onto a canvas print, and given the number of online companies that have sprung up to meet the demand, not only can you create something without leaving your desk, you have a lot of choices which ensures you’ll be able to find something of quality. Obviously, you’ll need to stay within the bounds of propriety, so the “Fight Club” fan art is something you should avoid, but here are few other options that might get your creative juices flowing.
Treat Your Kids Like the Artists They Are
Lots of parents have had their kids’ art framed and used it for actual interior decor, and it’s a genius idea for an office. It will have everyone oohing and aaahing over the adorable, though possibly unidentifiable, pictures on your wall. Many people have been framing their children’s art for years, but that can be costly. If you print them on canvases, not only will you save money, you can also make new creations out of multiple pieces. It’s a lovely idea, both sentimental and attractive.
With the magic of Photoshop, you can scan your kids’ art into the program, make cool mash-ups of several different pieces and have that put onto a canvas print. It’ll save you some hassle and who knows? You might come up with some really neat arrangements you otherwise wouldn’t have.
Make Your Office Your Portfolio
If you’re a graphic designer or perhaps an illustrator of some kind, your office should serve as your portfolio. You can have your own work displayed on the walls as you take client meetings. Probably best to mix it in with some of your other favorite artists so you don’t look conceited, but printing your work on canvas will allow you to display what you’re capable of on a large, but subtle scale.
If you can source the best canvas printing for the lowest cost, you could probably invest in a few pieces to impress clients who come visit your office. Check online at companies like Canvas HQ Prints and peek to see what examples they have of canvas art for business if you still need more ideas.
Bring the Outside Inside
We’ve all had those Instagram moments when we just knew we’d created magic with a photo of a sunset and the Hefe filter. You probably have a few photos on your feed that you’d love to have blown up and framed, but unless photography is a hobby of yours, that process is not easy.
With canvas prints, however, that problem is a thing of the past. If you already like to be outdoors, using nature to decorate your office will make you feel at ease and comfortable. If you don’t have a window and get really depressed around midday, having a large scale print that’s a photo of a place you’ve actually been could improve your mood here and there.