The use of digital media for artwork has opened up a whole new world of options for home décor, merchandise, movies, web pages and even book covers. Everywhere you look today, you will see examples of how digital art has changed the traditional concepts of the way art is created and depicted.
While some artwork might be created from scratch, like digital paintings and vector or mathematically generated pieces, others might involve re-touching a traditional painting or photograph. In fact, photomanipulation is a huge art trend, where an existing photograph is used as a base, and various techniques (lens flares, color filters, etc.) or elements (like fantasy wings or backgrounds) are added to it!
Using Digital Art to Adorn Your Home
One of the most popular uses for any kind of art, traditional or digital, is displaying it in homes. Interior design schemes the world over include examples of how paintings, posters and other design elements can change the way any area looks. Here are some ideas on how you can add use digital art to decorate your home (or office):
1. Canvas Prints – Like traditional paintings on canvas, artwork created or modified on a computer and printed on canvas can be used to add visual appeal to your home. Canvas wall prints are the perfect way to combine the best of both worlds, creating a gorgeous contrast between modern and classic art. If there’s a classic painting you really like, or even a piece of contemporary art, all you need to do when you get a canvas print is to hang it up on a blank wall!
2. Printed Home Accessories – Similar to the way canvas wall prints are created, digital printing techniques can be used to embellish a host of items. Today, you can get a gorgeous piece of art displayed on home decor accessories like cushion covers, blankets, calendars, clocks and much more. These can be used as decorative accents or form the centerpiece of your home design theme.
3. Walls Stickers and Decals – If you’ve seen pictures online for interior home design, you’ve probably noticed that many of them feature wall stickers or vinyl decals. These used to be limited to cartoon characters or nature themes for children’s rooms, but the variety available now is mind-boggling, all thanks to digital prints.
4. Photo Prints and Collages – When you want a truly unique idea for displaying your wedding pictures or family snaps, get them printed in large sizes for wall display. Even old photographs can be scanned, enlarged and enhanced for large-scale printing, while pictures captured digitally are already ideal for this. You could get a customized piece of art that can take a place of pride in your home.
These are some of the most basic ways to use digital art for home decor. The good news is that you don’t even need to go hunting for the ultimate piece of art any more, since you can get whatever your heart desires in online stores. Use your creativity and personal tastes to pick out images that appeal to you, get a large canvas print or poster and you’re ready to go!