A Quick Gift Guide - Christmas Gift Ideas 2020
2020 has been a tough year for all of us so here at Canvas Art Rocks we want to help you make this a special Christmas for all the people in your life. Today's blog post is dedicated to helping you the perfect Christmas gifts, no matter who you are shopping for. Whether it be Christmas gifts for her or him, mum or dad (the list goes on), we have something guaranteed to make an impression this Christmas because we know how difficult it is to shop for someone who has everything!
We have narrowed down some of our favourites pieces to make great gifts for the people in your life and make your Christmas gifting this year super simple!
For the Sports Fan
Featured - Wayne Rooney Paint Splatter Cushion
Opt for a smaller size poster to make a perfect stock filler they can frame themselves or for a bigger gift why not get them a custom wallpaper? Our Football Wallpaper collection is popular for its range of immersive custom wallpaper that will bring any football fans dreams come true (and also super handy if you are stuck for boys bedroom ideas!).
Football not their thing? Our sports collections feature a range of sports from Tennis to Motor cross all available across cushions, canvas prints, phone cases and so much more! Like our popular boxing images of the iconic Mike Tyson , Conor Mcgregor and Anthony Joshua. Not matter what their sport these make excellent Christmas gift ideas for men.
For the Film Fanatic
Know a movie fan? Or just know someones favourite film? Our Movie and TV range features images from popular TV series and films so you bound to find something they love across our collections, cleverly split by genre to save you time! Maybe they have a home cinema so why not add a piece from a classic film like our James Bond Framed Print in true cinematic style.
With tons of classic films you will be sure to find something for that someone special this Christmas. Buying a gift for someone based on their interests for example their favourite series or film shows you really care and attention, especially for people who are hard to buy for!
Or for gifts for teens or Marvel Fans opt for one of our Avenger T-Shirts for the Superhero Obsessed! Clothes are always a great gift idea because they are practical and whoever you are giving it to will fall in love with a T-Shirt with their favourite hero on it. Check out our full range of superhero T-Shirts here.
For the Children - Children's Gifts Ideas
Here at Canvas Art Rocks we know Christmas can be all about the kids! With so many different options of what to get them why not venture into our children's ranges to find something a bit different for children's gift ideas this Christmas.
Liven up their bedroom with our kids wall art no matter what their interests are because we have it all! From magical Unicorn Prints to roar-some Dinosaur Poster Prints there is tons of choice so you can give them something they will love to look at! Why not treat them to a bedroom makeover filled with their favourite things.
Don't forget there is free UK Delivery on all wall art on top of our super affordable prices so you can surprise them even if you are on a budget. If we can help you to put a smile on their faces this Christmas, that will mean the world!
Keep it Personal
What do you buy for a man who has everything? Turn one of his favourite memories in to a personalised canvas for him to treasure and display forever, something unique to him. Start a conversation with a stunning wall art gift, remember that holiday you went on or that time when you couldn't stop laughing?
With many preset designs to choose from, it is easier than ever to make a sentimental personalised canvas. Try our bestselling DAD Photo Canvas, combining 3 of your favourite pics with a customisable quote or message.
Have a favourite photo? Why not create a personalised canvas using our design templates making it super simple to create a photo canvas in seconds. With live preview as well you can view your custom canvas before ordering to ensure it is perfect.
Don't forget we don't just specialise in wall art, we also are experts in making mugs which make such great token gifts. Personalised Mugs are not only a thoughtful gift, they are practical as well. Our mugs are sent in smash proof boxes for protection and are dishwasher/microwave safe so it should last a lifetime!
Lastly how could we forget our bestselling Personalised Sequin Cushions? These unique cushions are an amazing gift using your favourite photo or one of our super cute designs! Simply brush the sequins up to reveal your design, and back down to hide it again. Once you start you just won’t stop!
Still stuck on what to get them? Let them choose! With a Canvas Art Rocks Gift Card you can let them browse our thousands of products and pick their favourite things. These are perfect for someone who is looking for some new wall art, home decor or just deserves a treat this Christmas.
Fancy your own personal shopper this Christmas? Get in touch with our customer service team via Live Chat or Email available 9am - 10pm specially for the festive period for the best advice on what to buy for who this year. With so much choice it can be hard to narrow it down so let us help, just let us know who your are shopping for and our specialist team will be able to help!
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Football Wallpaper and Boys Bedroom Ideas
Today's post is full to the brim of boys bedroom ideas to inspire your decorating! Now is the best time to be productive and transform a room and what better place to start than the children's room! Not only will they have a super cool room they will have a place to keep them entertained. From Football wallpaper or Space canvas art we have everything you need for a room makeover!
There are a couple different themes you can go for however you don't even need to have a theme, you could simply stick to a few colours and have some wall art to add a little extra something or even a feature wall! Our Childrens wallpaper is easily categorised into different themes so you can easily find the perfect mural to fit your theme. You can browse all our children wallpapers here
Got a football fanatic in your life? This Soccer Stadium Wall Mural is the perfect for a boys bedroom. Bring his dreams to life so he can play in his very own football stadium with this football wallpaper. All that's needed for a fun new room is the dimensions of the wall and we print this to fit the wall exactly for the best effect. A unique wall mural like this can really transform a room from a boring space to somewhere fun and special for your children. Not only could they have their very own stadium in their room, they can have a player too with this Soccer Player in Action Wall Mural Wallpaper! This awesome shot is bound to make any aspiring player smile.
If they aren't a fan of football not to worry we have plenty of different murals as well as a huge range of images to choose from including our best selling space range which is out of this world! From faraway galaxies and planets to astronauts theres a whole array to fit a space themed room! Some people might worry that a space theme would be too dark in terms of its colours however our images are full of bright colours to liven up any space.
Again a child's room should reflect their personality and be a fun space where they want to spent their time.This is why a wall mural is such a great option. Covering a whole wall with an image especially with something they love or something to spark their imagination is such a great idea. Another one of our favourites is this Spaceship Control Center Wall Mural Wallpaper.
This super cool mural will make them feel as if they are in outer space! Not only is the view out of the 'window' incredible, all the screens and elements of the control panel are so different! This is perfect for a fan of Sci-Fi as well to be part of their own Star Wars! The blues in the image can also be matched with things such as bedding or accents to make the room tie into together whilst still being fun for your son.
If you don't want to commit a whole wall why not add some wall art instead? You can still make an impact though, our square multi panel prints mean you can display images in a super unique way. Like this Anfield Gates 4 Square Multi Panel Canvas , perfect for a Liverpool fan! We also have a huge range of Liverpool Canvas Prints you can browse here
Again if you are going with a space theme even a standard canvas can be a nice addition! Why not make it educational with this High Detailed Star Map Canvas Print . Featuring all the names of the stars it could spark a new hobby or interest for your budding astronaut.
So the previous ideas are great for boys who are just a little bit older and getting in to football etc however we lots of wall art and wall murals for younger boys including pirates, Jungles and so much more! Again you can have these as either wall art (canvas prints,posters,framed prints, HD metal prints and Acrylic Blocks) or as a your own wall mural wall paper. So here is a couple of our favourite wall art and wall murals for younger boys:
No matter what the theme or colour scheme you are going with we have tons of wall art and wall murals to choose from to decorate a boys room! So take the plunge and treat them to a room makeover!
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London Wallpaper: Bring the City to You
Never off trend, London is the perfect theme for the decor of your home and theres so many different ways you can use your personal preferences to have your own take on it.Whether you go for a classic black and white theme with red accents or go for colour scheme based on the union jack we have a huge range of London Wallpaper to incorporate this city into your home.
Home to some of the world's most famous landmarks, London is a city full of vibrant colours and busy streets. The iconic places around the city and iconography such as the bright red buses and telephone boxes are classic to London itself and easily recognised by everyone.This London Wallpaper of Fleet Street Wall Mural combine both in an impactful yet modern way.
Or Our Telephone Box in London Street Wall Mural Wallpaper combines the same concept of black and white with the iconic red for a pop of colour is which is great to match your accessories and accents with. It also includes the classic london street sign anyone would love! You can be right in the streets of London without even leaving your living room.
The London Skyline is a spectacular sight anytime of day and it can be displayed in your home in many different formats. Our stunning images can be bought as London canvas prints or london cushions to incorporate this city into your home whether you want to be subtle or make a statement! Images such as the London Skyline are great for within the house becomes of the combination of colours within it! Our London Skyline Wall Mural Wall Paper is perfect because of its wide array of colours meaning it will match with any thing and you can match accessories to the individual colours within it.Also a skyline wallpaper will make the room seem bigger whilst having the benefit of having an amazing view without leaving the house.
London is such an energetic place from the busy streets in Oxford Circus to the night life in Covent Garden sometimes it hard just to stop and appreciate it as a place. It is certainly a place know for hustle and bustle however some images of London with the streets empty or purely just a landmark are stunning! Not only is it easy on the eye it is rich in culture and history which makes a great talking point as well.So if a monochrome or red theme isn't for you why not feature Big Ben or Tower bridge in your home in an artistic way? We have some stunning images that your guests are sure to be envious of including this Big Ben and Westminster Bridge in London Wall Mural Wallpaper with the stunning autumn leaves in the corner creating a bright but relaxing addition.
Or if you want to go more sultry and darker tones why not take a look at this Cityscape of Big Ben and Westminster Bridge Wall Mural Wallpaper. Still including the iconic Big Ben but with a stunning sunset for a more toned down look whilst still being colourful enough. Not matter which room you choose it is bound to make an impact as a feature wall! Again the mural doesn't have to be just centered around London the gorgeous sunset and views make an amazing mural on its own.
Or this incredible Traffic at Night London Wall Mural Wallpaper. This awesome shot shows off the rapid traffic and lights from a photographic perspective so a unique wall mural. Although it is dark the speeding lights brighten it up along with the different colours.
Finally if the city scapes and landmarks aren't what you are looking for why not have something really different in your home such as the London Underground. The mixture of colours and textures make it a really different piece for a feature wall! You will feel like you have stepped straight into Baker Street Station with our Tube Wall Mural Wallpaper
Having a London Wallpaper in your home creates a unique feature wall that will really liven up any room.Whether you want to go for a vibrant living room or a tranquil bedroom we have the perfect London Wall Mural to fit into your home. Check out the huge range here
London is always just one of the many cities we offer across all our products from wall murals to canvas prints! So no matter what your favourite city we have some incredible images to choose from!
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Where and How to hang HD Metal Wall Art
HD Metal Art is a new way to reproduce images onto metal leaving them with a stunning and modern finish! This kind of art is becoming a must have and lots of people are asking the question: Where and How do I hang it?
Our HD Metal Art can be hung inside or outside because they are waterproof, weatherproof and scratch proof! They can hung anywhere, it can be a talking point in your living room or a stylish piece in your bedroom or even outdoor art for your garden! There is so many possibilities! Here are some of our personal favourites -
This colourful Banksy piece looks incredible with a high gloss finish to make its vibrant colours pop! Such as sleek piece that would make a stunning talking point in any room!
Bring the Beach to you! The perfect piece to contribute to the tranquility of your bedroom or guest room. Browse our huge range of Beach images to find your perfect piece of paradise.
A modern take on classic art - introducing our newest artist Albert Bierstadt. A huge range of his artwork is now available on our website across all our products including this stunning HD Metal Print!
Pay tribute to your favourite film with our minimal movie prints! With block colours and minimal design - these look incredibly effective as HD Metal Art! Our range of different designs means you are sure to find something for everyone!
This political piece combines an iconic Banksy piece with a modern finish. The neutral colours allows it to fit in with any colour scheme but innovative format makes it a statement piece!
Now you know where to hang your art, you just have to figure out how to hang it…..
Luckily our metal prints all come with an integral hanging system making it super simple for you to put your new art! All you have to do is put a nail into the wall where you want it to sit and place your HD Metal on top. No matter which size you choose it will be easy to hang and display your new metal art
Prepare yourself for lots of compliments on your stunning new wall art!
Home Office Wallpaper: 10 Wallpapers to Increase Your Productivity
If you are in need of some inspiration, why not give your home office a makeover! The walls you work within will have an affect on your workflow, productivity, motivation and so much more. It simply makes sense to improve and utilise this to the best of your ability, luckily for you we have chosen our 10 favourite wallpapers that are perfect for your home study ideas. Don't worry we have also made it super simple to shop your favourites - simply click on the photos.
Number 1 -
Dark wood texture Wall Mural Wallpaper
One of our most popular wall murals! This modern and chic wood paneling creates a cosy yet professional atmosphere so you can crack down and focus on what's important! Not only does it make a stylish feature wall, it will help you to concentrate and get things done!
White gray marble patterned Wall Mural Wallpaper
Subtle yet effective. Marble is timeless and trendy - one of the best things about this particular mural is the blend of neutral colours make it easy to match with the rest of your home office decor creating a simple yet chic feature wall without distracting too much. The perfect compliment to a minimalistic space
Number 3 -
Banksy LSD Damien Hirst Wall Mural Wallpaper
The bright colours, the concept - what's not too love. This 'out there' piece combines a pop of colour with Banksy's imaginative style to not only be a talking piece but a unique home office wallpaper to brighten your walls. This rebels the boring typical office decor and creates a modern and energetic vibe. Paired with sleek furniture your office will be a place of inspiration!
Number 4 -
Green plant Wall Mural Wallpaper
Experts say working around plants increase productivity - well why not have a wall full! Refreshing and bright, this wall mural makes the perfect addition to your home office or even a study space in a bedroom!
Number 5 -
Spring sunset from the Giallonardo Wall Mural Wallpaper
Bring a bit of an escape into your home office with a scenic landscape. These bright colours invigorate and energise for an awakening space - perfect for working and development.
Number 6 -
Fleet street London Wall Mural Wallpaper
Instead of commuting to the city, bring it to you! This creative colour contrast keeps it professional with a pop of colour. This mural brings hustle and bustle of London into your home office to create a busy influence.
Yellow and white patterned Wall Mural Wallpaper
This striking wallpaper makes a great statement paired with dark furnishings or light furnishing to make your workspace pop. You can't concentrate if you don't like the space you are working in and this mural is the solution!
Number 8 -
Beautiful colorful fresh spring flowers Wall Mural Wallpaper
Add a spring into your step with one of our nature murals and bring the outside in. Giving your home office a fresh feel will help you to get the important things done no matter what the season!
Number 9 -
Starry deep outer space nebula and galaxy Wall Mural Wallpaper
Something out of this world! Try something different with this wallpaper - incorporating bright colours against a dark background for a burst of colour whilst not being overwhelming. Energising but also sleek to create an interesting focal point in your home office.
Number 10 -
Banksy There Is Always Hope Wall Mural Wallpaper
FInally, whilst this mural might not be the most colourful the meaning behind Banksy's There is Always Hope is so powerful and inspiring it is bound to spark your motivation. As said before any Banksy piece has a story behind it and makes a great talking piece.
If this has inspired you to spruce up your home office decor you can shop our full range of wallpapers and wall murals here.
- emily larbey
The Ultimate Guide To Buying Contemporary Wallpaper
When you’re about to embark on a home upgrade project, the walls are a perfect place to start. After all, they set the tone of an entire room’s aesthetic appeal. If you want your home’s interior design to tell a story, contemporary wallpaper is the ideal solution.
Contemporary wallpaper goes beyond a single colour or pattern, injecting excitement and energy into the rooms. Furthermore, it’s a fast, easy, and affordable solution to your home upgrade needs. However, you can only reap those rewards when you make the right selection.
Our guide will help you consider all of the key points so that you make the right decision for your home. Here’s all you need to know.
What Makes A Successful Selection?
Before looking at the latest contemporary texture wallpaper and pattern wallpaper designs, it’s important to gain a clear understanding of what you need from the product. The following checklist should serve you well;
Does the contemporary wallpaper evoke a positive emotional reaction? 😊
Does the contemporary wallpaper boost the home’s appeal?🏠
Does the contemporary wallpaper fit your budget limitations?💰
Does the contemporary wallpaper feel like a practical option?🛋
Does the contemporary wallpaper reflect the personality of your household?🎨
If you can answer yes to all of those questions, the wallpaper is likely to be a good choice for your home. To make the perfect selection, though, you’ll need all of the factors to be tailored to suit the individual properties of your property.
5 Steps To Finding The Perfect Contemporary Wallpaper
Making the right preparations is the only way you’ll reach the best conclusion during the wallpaper-hunting process, and there are a number of key elements to consider. Focus on these five steps, and you won’t go far wrong:
Step One: Think About The Size Of The Room
Whether it’s a patterned design or a textured design, your contemporary wallpaper needs to provide a practical solution. With this in mind, choosing an option that respects and suits the size of the room is absolutely vital.
Larger rooms, as well as rooms that are blessed with a lot of natural lighting, can embrace contemporary wallpaper designs that boast complicated patterns or use dark coloured textures such as dark wood tones.
Conversely, rooms that have smaller physical dimensions or do not get a lot of natural lighting will need extra support to feel bigger and avoid cramped and claustrophobic vibes. Therefore, you can choose light coloured textures such as marble patterned wall murals or white stone wall murals. Alternatively, if you opt for a patterned style, you’ll want to stick to designs with only a few colours and shapes rather than the complicated options.
It’s not all about the square footage, either. You must also take the shape of the room into account while also thinking about any furniture (particularly bulky pieces) that will eat away at the floor space. Even a physically large room will lose its spacious appeal if you fill it with bulky furniture and then use a dark and complex wallpaper.
Step Two: Consider The Amount Of Wall Space Being Covered
Wallpapering the whole room is an option, but a large number of modern homes opt for an approach in which the wallpaper is used to create a feature wall. Alternatively, you may decide to cover two joining walls for an L-shape that is covered. Meanwhile, alcoves and other layout quirks will pose a few questions too. Either way, knowing how much space is to be covered is essential.
Contemporary wallpaper can be made to measure, giving you full control over the situation. However, there are several features to consider. A mural that includes a single image, such as tiger-striped fur is probably best as a single pattern on a single wall rather than repeated as a tile effect across several walls.
The volume of space to be covered will have a huge impact on the overall cost, which may limit your options. If you are opting to use contemporary wallpaper as a feature wall, it’s also necessary to think about the colours used on the other walls Otherwise, it could stick out badly rather than in a positive manner.
Of course, some rooms will suit a panoramic view by having contemporary wallpaper on all of the walls, or at least three of them. Ultimately, this will be a personal preference, but it’s vital that you find a suitable option.
Step Three: Think About Styling Within The Room
Choosing the perfect wallpaper turns the blank canvas into the foundation of a beautiful home. However, the final design covers the other key elements, such as flooring, furniture, and furnishings. Essentially, while the walls are a crucial aspect of the room, they need to fit into the overall aesthetic.
If you have wood tables, you may wish to find a contemporary wallpaper boasting a natural design. Or if you have a lot of marble features, it’s important to consider this when finding a wallpaper that will make the look pop. This does not mean, however, that you need to match a mural to the flooring and furniture.
Creating a beautiful wall is one thing, but you also need to consider the function of the room. A living room will have a different requirement to a bedroom or kitchen. Conversely, a home gym can embrace styles like the boxing mural.
Whichever room you are trying to upgrade, it’s important to remember that you are building a functional home rather than a showroom. As long as you keep this in mind, you should stay on the right track towards selecting a suitable solution for the home.
Step Four: Appreciate The Longevity
While the fundamental features of home design do not change, the interior design trends and possibilities evolve at a rapid rate. While some homeowners are happy to choose an option that simply looks good today (particularly those that are preparing to sell), others will focus on timeless looks and designs. There is no single right or wrong option, but you do need to give this element careful consideration.
Contemporary wallpaper that boasts a brickwork design, for example, are likely to be less influenced by the changing annual trends than wallpapers that show fabrics or digital imagery. In addition to yearly changes, you should consider the seasonal vibes. There’s little point in having a contemporary wallpaper that you will love in summer if you hate it for the other nine months of the year.
Your requirements and design tasted may also change as life situations progress. Becoming a parent, for example, can influence what looks good in your living room and dining room spaces. So, it’s important to take responsibility and acknowledge what might happen in the future. Then again, you shouldn’t sacrifice your immediate tastes either.
Whichever design you choose, you’ll want to know that the durability properties are up to scratch too. Nobody wants to feel forced into replacing wallpaper after just one year due to worn and tired appearances.
Step Five: Consider Consistency Throughout The Home
Creating a great looking room is one thing, but building a happy home environment is where you will find the true key to success. Establishing a level of consistency throughout the property is unquestionably the most significant step to consider. A disjointed look can make the home feel incomplete while also establishing new obstacles in the bid to relax.
Conversely, when a consistent design flows through the home, small homes can feel bigger. This doesn’t mean that you have to choose the exact same wallpaper or colour scheme across every room. However, going from a red pattern straight into a dark blue, for example, can feel odd. Likewise, putting a marble-themed dining room next to a forest-themed lounge can have a negative impact.
If the contemporary wallpaper is being used as a feature wall, it makes sense to keep the feature wall in the same place throughout the property. So, if the east-facing wall is designated as the feature wall in the lounge, the bedroom directly above it should follow suit. Otherwise, the contrasts can impact the final aesthetic.
Above all else, taking this approach makes the process of building a home far easier as you’ll have a platform in place to guide you in the design of each room. Remember that consistency is king when upgrading your home for optimal results.
Other Things To Consider
As well as weighing up the pros and cons of any specific contemporary wallpaper style, there are a number of other features that should influence your final decision, not least because they will inevitably impact the outcome for your home.
Perhaps one of the most significant decisions is whether to take a DIY approach to installations or have it fitted by an expert. There’s no single right or wrong answer, but it should be noted that a poor installation will stop you from enjoying the many rewarding aspects of contemporary wallpaper. Lucky our wallpaper come with a step by step instructions and are simple to hang whether you choose to do it yourself or bring in the professionals!
The Final Word
Contemporary wallpaper is one of the most popular choices on the market right now, especially as there are so many options to suit homeowners of all personal tastes and preferences. Now that you know what to consider before investing in your next interior design upgrade, finding the best answer should be easy.
And once you do, it’ll signal a huge step towards turning your dream home into a reality.
- emily larbey
UPDATED 2020! 131 Amazing Banksy Graffiti Artworks With LocationsBanksy is without doubt the world’s most famous and celebrated graffiti artist. To some, his works of art are poignant, thought-provoking, ironic and humorous. To others, it is just plain vandalism. Whichever side of the fence you are on, there can be no doubt that he is a very talented and clever artist and conveys his views in a way that many of us could not manage to do. I have put together here a list of the best Banksy graffiti art and street art pieces, with as many as possible showing the various locations of his artworks and with Google “Street Map” views where applicable. So here goes….
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Vincent Van Gogh QuotesGiven his creativity and inner struggles, it’s no wonder that as well the many amazing Vincent Van Gogh artworks, the esteemed painter also left us with some great quotes. To celebrate his genius, the Canvas Art Rocks team have compiled our top 5 Vincent Van Gogh quotes below.
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Canvas Art Rocks Top 5: Claude Monet Facts
Claude Monet is undoubtedly one of the most acclaimed artists of all time; the French painter led a life packed full of intrigue, adventure and drama, as so often is the case with famous figures in the art world.
There’s much to report on Monet from his eventful years on this earth, from trailblazing art techniques to personal tragedy, but who is Claude Monet? Our Canvas Art Rocks team have found out more on the prolific painter with our 5 favourite Claude Monet facts.
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