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7 ways to update your existing wall art

By Amy Wright | Aug 8, 2022

There’s just something about the coming of a new season that brings out the urge to get organized around the house. Giving your home a refresh by rearranging your furniture, cleaning out your garage, or bringing in some new pieces from those fun yard sales are all great ways to give your home new energy, but of course, our favorite idea has to do with how to update your existing framed prints and canvas wall art.

Giving your existing art an update has several benefits. You don’t have to get rid of anything, which can be emotionally challenging. It’s cost-effective, compared to completely replacing and ordering new items.

Read on for our top 7 fun and creative ways to change out existing art in your home and incorporate your most cherished memories on display.

Get your existing prints new frames

Although not the most immediately cost-effective option, getting new frames for your existing canvas prints packs a big punch when it comes to refreshing your design. This art update is a win-win: you get to keep the photos and meaningful memories you have displayed around the home, but still get to completely update the color and style of your design scheme with a newly crafted frame.

Framed print of family in living room

Or get your existing frames new prints

On the other hand, if you’re ready to update your interchangeable prints to display some new memories, you can easily swap out your existing artwork but keep your frames and mats. Going this route gives you the chance to change up the art and photos in your home at a very low cost while keeping your existing style mostly the same. Black and white prints are a great option to choose here just in case your new photo color schemes are not an exact match, but you still want to make the switch!

Framed print of friends in living room

Bring your pieces together in a collage or gallery wall

One way to make a big impact on the look and style of your living room wall art, bedroom wall displays, or hallway art galleries is to use existing pieces from around your home to build a collage or a gallery wall. By pulling together prints and artwork that are displayed individually throughout your house, you can make a big statement. If the colors and frames are all different, that can add to the eclectic look–or you can try reframing for a cohesive feel. This is a great option if you’re looking to fill a big blank space and make a bold style statement!

Or break up existing gallery walls into single pieces

Breaking up an existing gallery wall into separate pieces can also breathe new life into your home decor. If your gallery wall has a cohesive scheme and the frames and mats are the same, you can easily distribute them throughout your home and add an element of consistent design throughout the place. If they’re all different, you can look to choose rooms for each piece based on their individual design and what goes best with the design style you want to achieve in each space.

Simply change their location in your home

This is the easiest and lowest-cost art update on the list. To make it, all you have to do is change the location of your existing artwork in your home. You can go about this a few different ways. The most dramatic is to take all your existing artwork, framed prints, and canvases from around your home and collect them in a central location. Then decide individually what pieces will go in which new locations. Or, you can just make a few swaps at a time to make it a less intensive process.

Framed print of friends in living room

Or change the way they’re displayed (wall to leaning, shelf to wall)

If you have some pieces that just truly belong in the room they’re already in, you can make a switch in how you display them. Got pieces hung on the wall? Try leaning those on a shelf instead. Or take your small shelf display items and hang them on the wall for a fresh new look. Any small change you can make will bring new energy to your space this summer.

It makes a lot of sense to update your art along with other areas of your home this season. These simple refresh ideas can bring new life and dimension to your space via your art, and Canvaspop makes it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Get support ordering new frames, canvases or other custom options right on our website. We offer exceptional customer service and support at every step of the process! Choose Canvaspop for an unforgettable home.

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