Looking for the perfect piece of abstract art to hang above your sofa, but can't find exactly what you want?
Create the art yourself with a bold-colored acrylic paint and a six-foot-by-four-foot canvas.
A geometric painting on canvas sets the color palette for this breakfast area with the bamboo plant and brown furniture echoing the green and brown hues. The etched glass chandelier, circular rug and round table with chairs visually balance each other with their similar shapes and anchor the room.
This spacious living room draws your eye to the pops of bright colors that encircle the room to enhance its contemporary design. The long double sofas are convenient for entertaining a crowd, and accommodate the large coffee table between the seating areas. Shaping the room is a modern painting on canvas as its focal point.
Take advantage of the ample green space and provide a place for guests to lounge. Spread painters' canvas under blankets to keep critters and moisture away. Throw pillows and wraps will keep guests comfortable.
The vibrance of the dining room's hand-painted canvas wall covering radiates over to the adjacent living room. The gold flashes are echoed by the coffee table, floor lamp and the warmth of the silk curtains.
A hand-painted canvas on the ceiling and rich walnut paneling frame this formal study. A traditional chandelier and tufted armchairs provide a casual warmth to the space, while the animal print area rug adds visual interest.
Much like blending furniture from different eras to make a coherent design, the designer’s ability to mix a variety of artistic styles in this gallery wall is equally remarkable. A close examination shows abstract portraits and text art alongside photography and illustrations. And down at the bottom an astute eye will catch a popular superhero making his way through a surreal fantasy world. More than paint and canvas, the pieces are ways to remember old friends and past adventures. “The objects have stories trapped within them,” Leyden muses, “and a history of friendships and experiences.”
Tylor's camera challenge tip? Create a faux chair rail with painter's tape. The HGTV Star judges weren't wowed by this lackluster addition in the transitional living room design. Cris took a stab at creating the trio of painted canvases above the sectional.
A traditional tufted sofa with nailhead trim is brightened with a yellow and a purple patterned throw pillow. Lavender pottery sits on the glass coffee table, and a darker purple lamp rests on the matching end table. A contemporary purple rug adds graphic punch to the space, while abstract painted canvases bring a soft touch to the walls.
Designer Tawna Allred created this delightful kids' bedroom for her two daughters. Allred used her extensive background as a professional oil painter to repaint her daughters' drawings onto canvases for a personalized touch.