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The art of personalization: Customizing wall art for your unique style

By Amy Wright | Dec 14, 2023

Nothing makes your home feel like yours quite like personalized wall art.

Custom wall art not only enhances the beauty of your home but also infuses it with individuality and character -- especially when you incorporate your favorite, one-of-a-kind photos.

Turning personal memories into art enhances the emotional impact of your decor and creates statement pieces that make excellent focal points for any room.

In this blog, you’ll learn about the power of customizing wall art and how you can incorporate it into your home. Let’s jump in!

Understanding personalization in wall art

There are so many ways that you can go about personalizing your wall art. Here are some examples of how you can tailor a piece of art to your exact preferences:

No matter how you choose to personalize your wall decor, you’ll be amazed at how fulfilling it is to create your own special art that can bring you joy daily.

Customization options

Canvaspop offers numerous customization options to help you design custom canvas prints, metal artwork, and more. The following are some of the different ways we allow you to personalize your pieces:

Size variations

The first option for creating personalized art with Canvaspop is customizing the size of your decor.

It doesn’t matter if you gravitate toward small, simple pieces or prefer the go big or go home approach. You can choose from a variety of sizes, including the following:

You can also make your own custom size if none of those options work with your decor ideas!

Framing choices

Maybe you prefer the look of classic, framed photos. If that’s more your speed, you still have plenty of choices and ways to create personalized living spaces with this type of artwork.

Canvaspop lets you choose between the following frame styles:

Any of these high-quality frames would make a great addition to your wall, mantlepiece, or coffee table (especially when they contain a favorite family photo).


Filters aren’t just trending on social media. They can also be used to help you keep up with the latest interior decor trends. Canvaspop offers a variety of filters for you to customize your artwork further and make sure it matches your personal style.

Here are some of the filter options you can choose from:

Whether you want something classic, modern, or in between, there’s a filter that will perfectly complement the rest of your home decor.


Can’t pick just one picture to customize your wall art? You don’t have to!

Canvaspop also offers collage prints that can tell an intriguing story when you put a variety of images together. You can pick from several different collage layouts and incorporate anywhere from three to 36 photos in one frame.

Collage prints on an orange walll

From photo to canvas, the creative process

How do you decide which photo or photos you should use for your custom prints? Here are some tips to help you pick the best option (or options):

Consider the photo quality

A high-quality image will translate better into a high-quality print. Be wary of images that are blurry or highly pixelated -- you don’t want that kind of image blown up and hung on your wall, do you?

Not sure if a picture is high-quality enough to print? It depends on the size of the canvas or metal you want to display.

If you’re leaning toward a small canvas, such as an 8x10-inch or 12x16-inch, a resolution of 1800x2400 pixels and 150 DPI (dots per inch) is ideal. For larger canvases (24x36 inches or larger, a resolution of 3600x5400 pixels and 150 DPI works best.

If you right-click on an image on the computer, you can see its specific details, including the resolution.

Pick an image you want to remember

If you’re going to include a picture in your custom wall art, you should make sure it’s one you want to look at every day, right?

Choose an image you love and want to share with everyone who enters your home. It could be a posed family photo, a fun candid picture from a party, or anything in between.

Consider your current decor

If you already have a lot of wall decor (and you don’t want to swap it all out when you get a new print to showcase), keep the style in mind when choosing an image and personalizing it using filters, colors, etc.

For example, if you have other images in black frames, you might want to pick a black frame for this new custom art so it matches. Conversely, you might also want to select a contrasting color so the personalized piece stands out.

Got imperfections? No problem!

If you have a picture you love but are worried about imperfections, don’t toss it aside.

You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your favorite pictures just because of a few minor flaws. That’s why our team at Canvaspop offers professional editing services to remove objects from the background, get rid of blemishes or wrinkles, and even remove dust particles or scratch marks.

Framed print of a building on a white wall

Styling tips and wall art ideas for design themes

You can incorporate personalized wall art into various interior design themes, from minimalist and modern to bohemian. Keep these tips in mind if you need some extra help figuring out where you want your new custom wall art to be shown off:

Consider the room you spend the most time in

A good starting point is to consider the room where you and your family spend the most time, such as the living room or family room. If you love and use that space a lot, it might as well have the most eye-catching decorative elements, right?

It’s a particularly good idea to hang your customized art in an often-used room if you plan to display a family photo, a photo of your kids, etc. These pictures deserve a lot of attention, and setting them up in this part of the house will ensure people see them (and compliment you on them) frequently.

Think about rooms you want to spruce up

Don’t limit your design inspiration to the room you spend the most time in (although that’s certainly a great place to start). You should also consider rooms that are a little sparse or that could use some sprucing up.

Maybe there’s no artwork in the hallway, or perhaps you haven’t updated the photos in your bedroom since your kids were young. In that case, personalized artwork is the perfect solution.

Don’t underestimate the power of showcasing a custom image in a room that’s been a bit neglected in the past. It might become your favorite room in the house!

Fill empty rooms

Do you have any rooms with totally blank walls? If so, why not dress them up with some personalized artwork?

You could hang custom art in the kitchen, the family room, or that one nook that you’re not sure what to do with -- don’t be afraid to think outside of the box.

Use custom art as a statement piece

You might have to do some rearranging to find the perfect place for your new personalized wall art. For example, consider moving some of the existing photos in your living room or bedroom and make the custom art a statement piece that draws everyone’s eyes.

This is a particularly good choice if you’re printing a large canvas or metal print. Something that size deserves to be the center of attention, especially if it features your family, your kids, your pet, or any other favorite person (or animal) that you want to display.

Create something uniquely you

Customizing wall art is an amazing way to make your home feel like it genuinely belongs to you and your family. It allows you to have eye-catching statement pieces that serve as conversation starters and give you a chance to remember your favorite moments every time you look up at the wall.

Remember that personalized wall art not only beautifies a space but also adds a unique, personal touch that reflects your and your family’s personality and memories.

Are you ready to order customized artwork and enhance your home decoration? Canvaspop has got you covered with the latest wall art trends.

Pick out your favorite photos and explore your custom printing options on our website today!

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