The best wall art

Personalise your walls with all of your favourite things, whether that’s funky colours or elegant muted tones, portraits or abstract

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Looking for a super quick way to add lots of personality to your home? Putting up wall art, whether it be just one statement piece of artwork, a display of photographs or a stylish gallery wall, is a sure fire way to create interest in a space. So we've rounded up some of our favourite piece of wall art to get you inspired... 

1. Graham & Brown Rose gold glow hand painted canvas

Hand-finished details take this contemporary abstract to the next level

Best for: Abstract
Colour: Rose gold, grey
Size: H70 x W100cm
Type: Framed canvas
Reasons to buy
+ Hand-painted details + Comes pre-framed 
Reasons to avoid
- No choice in frame 

When you know that your walls are in need of a little lift, but you don’t know where to start in terms of subject or theme, abstract wall art is a great option. Most of us naturally feel inclined towards certain palettes, so simply look for colour combinations that please your eye: we particularly like this on-trend abstract from Graham & Brown, employing a very now palette of grey and soft rose gold that is suitably relaxing for lounge or bedroom. But what sets this piece apart is its hand-finished metallic elements, which give that coppery shade a real warmth and depth. And did we mention it comes framed? On-trend walls, no fuss. 

2. Catherine Stephenson London Sketch Wall Art

A sketchy skyline for that art-fair feel

Best for: A statement piece
Colour: Black & White
Size: H2.3 x W6.3cm
Type: Framed Print
Reasons to buy
+ Original look for a repro price+ Panoramic layout
Reasons to avoid
- May get lost around bold colours 

Original art can be a hefty investment, and while to many it’s all about having that one-of-kind piece, if you’re not that bothered, there are also ways to replicate the look for less. This print by Catherine Stephenson is taken from the artist’s minimal sketch of the unmistakable London skyline for a look that’s both elegant and casual. The monochromatic palette of the line drawing makes it very versatile, sitting harmoniously in all colour schemes — although its delicate sketch style may be overpowered by particularly bold and bright surroundings — and the panoramic layout means you can be creative about where you hang it. 

3. Picasso Visage de la Paix

A peaceful print for relaxed spaces

Best for: Relaxed rooms
Colour: Off-white, black
Size: H60 x W80 cm
Type: Framed print
Reasons to buy
+ Simple, calming print + Versatile work from a legendary artist 
Reasons to avoid
- Not everyone’s a fan 

Picasso can sometimes by a byword for the odd, off-kilter and downright discomforting, but this wonderfully simple rendering of the face of Peace is a million miles from that: free, joyous and calming. This minimal line drawing is a wonderful way to get the work of a favourite iconic artist onto your walls without making too bold a statement, and it’s not over-large either, making it a lovely relaxed option for a living room or bedroom where you don’t want to be over-stimulated, but still want to make your mark. 

4. School of fish metal wall decoration

Break away from the crowd with this fun marine-themed sculpture piece

Best for: Bathrooms
Colour: Silver
Size: H56 x L70 cm
Type: Sculpture decoration
Reasons to buy
+ Adds texture and interest  + Interesting alternative to a flat print 
Reasons to avoid
- A little out-there 

In different shimmering tones of silver and with lovely geometric engraved details, this is a piece to add instant texture to any room, although thematically speaking, we think it would look brilliant as an unexpected piece of bathroom decoration. The layered construction of the piece makes it look lively and dynamic, so if you’re not one for the flatness of a digital or giclee print, this is a great quirky alternative. 

5. London garden trading copper tree wall art

Bring life to a neutral space with this marvellous metallic art piece

Best for: Texture
Colour: Copper
Size: H44 x W44 cm
Type: Sculpture decoration
Reasons to buy
+ Adds warmth and texture + Easy to hang 
Reasons to avoid
- On the small side for bigger spaces 

Handmade flourishes add instant warmth and a lived-in feel to a home, and this copper tree piece from notonthehighstreet makers London Garden Trading is no exception. Beautifully and attentively twisted into the likeness of the Tree of Life, the delicate copper wire adds all kinds of textures to the piece, but the whole thing is contained neatly in a circular copper frame with handy included hanging chain. And with its meaning and artisanal, tactile feel, but also its durability and ease of hanging, we think it would be reasonably safe in a bustling family house, too. 

6. L. S. Lowry Coming From The Mill 1930 print

Great British art for any room of the house

Best for: Traditional rooms
Colour: Multi
Size: H68 x W80 cm
Type: Framed print
Reasons to buy
+ Iconic British piece for your home + Pre-framed 
Reasons to avoid
-May be a little dull for some

Showcase your love for British art with this digital print of Lowry’s iconic Coming from the Mill. Featuring those famous matchstalk men (and to our eye, at least one each of matchstalk cats and dogs), it’s a lively scene that’s kept from looking too busy by the desaturated colours and simplistic lines of the background, and the neutral palette of the foreground, making it more versatile than you might think. The fact that it’s pre-framed means you don’t have to worry about any extra expense or faff, so for a deceptively easy injection of character, this framed print is a lovely option. 

7. La Hacienda Buddha Indoor/Outdoor Canvas

For instant zen, a hint of eastern influence never goes amiss

Best for: Gardens
Colour: Grey
Size: H79 x W44 cm
Type: Canvas; indoor/outdoor
Reasons to buy
+ Suitable for indoor and outdoor use + Versatile neutral tones 
Reasons to avoid
-Unframed canvas is more for casual spaces

Wall art doesn’t just have to be restricted to indoors, y’know! This canvas, featuring the serenely smiling face of Buddha, is UV-treated and water-resistant to outwit the elements, meaning no fading or water damage, so it’s ideal for elevating an otherwise characterless fence or outdoor wall overlooking a patio or deck. While it would be suited to a zen garden or rockery, the neutral tones of this weathered-look piece mean that it can fit in pretty much anywhere, and that includes indoors. 

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