11 Unique Outdoor Wall Art Ideas

11 Unique Outdoor Wall Art Ideas

Over the past year we’ve all spent more time at home. So, it makes sense that we’d want to create a beautiful sanctuary in our homes. But when we’re thinking about decorating, it’s important to create beautiful spaces both indoors and outdoors. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the best outdoor wall art ideas ever!

Outdoor wall art can extend the cosiness of the indoors outside, bringing warmth to all your spaces. There are so many creative ways to build beautiful outdoor areas. Here are our favourite outdoor wall art ideas. Get inspired to create a cosy, outdoor space that you’re guaranteed to use from winter through to spring!

1. Escape to another country

Looking for outdoor wall art ideas can be difficult, especially if you’ve got no idea where to start. For instance, you might want to extend the themes from your interior out to the outdoor areas. Or, you also might want to try something new and exciting!

Why not try building an outdoor escape by channelling the atmosphere of a foreign country in your outdoor spaces! This also makes it easier for you to start styling. It means you’ll have a central theme to tie your outdoor styling to.

Create the feeling of a serene Amazonian rainforest with trickling water fountains, tropical plants and a wall art print of the rainforest.

Or escape to Tuscany with an Italian-style water fountain, terracotta flowerpots, pristine hedges and wall art featuring the Tuscan countryside.

Take your inspiration from the gardens of Japan with a Japanese statue, bonsai trees and, of course, colourful Japanese wall art or wall art featuring cherry blossoms.

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2. An outdoor wall art display

First things first; if you have a larger space, you can create an impressive wall art display made up of several different pieces of wall art. Our wall display templates are great for this purpose, as you can select your favourite images and see what they look like in the exact configuration you need.

For instance, you might choose a grid display, several prints in a long row, or a combination of several different-sized prints in a rectangular configuration.

Try to tie your wall art display together using a central theme, like family portraits, your favourite types of flowers. You could even pay homage to your pets with your favourite pet shots!

3. Create an outdoor feature wall

If you’ve got a little more room, you can create more of an impression with something a little more impactful; a feature wall! Just like on the walls of your home, an outdoor feature wall should draw the eye. It should establish the mood you’d like to create in your space instantly.

Extra-large wall art is great for this purpose, especially in materials such as aluminium or acrylic. Metal prints and acrylic prints are highly durable and can withstand all kinds of weather, even rain and hail.

For instance:

  • For a Japanese-style garden with lots of clean lines and manicured gardens, choose Japanese prints
  • If you have a modern outdoor space, try adding a modern wall art piece like a geometric print or graffiti print
  • For an outdoor space that’s more resort-style coastal chic, add a beautiful seascape or wall art featuring seagrass or shells
  • If you’re going for more of a rustic look, you could choose a rustic farmhouse scene
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4. Add some colour with wall art

When it comes to outdoor wall art ideas, the most important factor is to add interest and impact. That could come in a number of ways – one of them is through adding colour!

Try bold colours that will provide a contrast against the surrounding walls. Try a bright yellow wall art piece, or a vivid orange abstract art piece. You could even reflect the natural environment with a bright floral piece of wall art or a bold beach scene.

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5. A living garden wall with wall art

Living walls can really add character to a space while still ensuring it looks fresh and natural. After all, outdoor spaces are outside for a reason. So why not add as many natural features as you can, such as running water features and potted plants?

Brighten up a vertical garden, a wall of vines on a fence or hedge wall by interspersing it with wall art. If you have a narrow backyard you could even add a gold-rimmed mirror to create the illusion of more space.

6. A custom welcome sign

Greet your guests with a custom-made welcome sign on waterproof metal prints or acrylic prints.

We have plenty of different “welcome” designs to choose from so you can select the one that best represents your family. You can even create your own custom design in Canva. Then simply choose your print size and upload your favourite image using our order template.

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7. A split canvas print

When it comes to creative, high-impact outdoor wall art ideas, you can’t go past a split canvas print. Split canvas prints are essentially just one image split across several pieces of art; whether it’s 3, 4 or more prints.

Landscapes and nature scenes look fantastic as split canvas prints. When choosing a split canvas print, it’s best to choose an image that can be split easily into different images without losing any significant detail.

For instance, group portraits don’t always look great as split-image prints, as you might split someone’s face in half! Luckily our templates make it easy to see exactly what your finished print will look like – before you place your order.

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8. Urban wall art

If you’ve got a modern or minimalistic outdoor space, urban art might be the perfect way to set off a beautiful outdoor area.

Choose from urban wall art like:

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9. Landscape scenes

In an outdoor environment, the best outdoor wall art ideas reflect, in some way, the surrounding natural environment.

Landscapes fit the brief perfectly, either reflecting the surrounding area or providing a portal into a different part of the world. For instance, if you live in a beachside town, you might want to hang a seascape or a drone shot of the local beach.

On the other hand, you might want to celebrate your favourite holiday destination. You could choose wall art featuring the colourful streets of an Italian coastal town or a mountain escape.

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10. Metal wall art

Metal wall art is ideal for your outdoor spaces. Our high definition aluminium wall art prints are highly durable, weatherproof and fade-proof. Best of all, they have a sophisticated, subtle shine that will take your breath away.

Metal wall art is extremely vibrant which is great as it can stand out, even in areas that don’t get a huge amount of natural sunlight. Metal prints are ideal for complementing a modern print. However, they can also breathe new life into a more traditional print.

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11. A pretty painted scene

Looking for more traditional outdoor wall art ideas? Add a touch of vintage nostalgia to your outdoor spaces with a prettily painted scene from yesteryear to hang in your garden, courtyard or back garden.

Unfortunately, a real painted scene wouldn’t be able to withstand the elements, so this is certainly the next best thing!

Get inspired by the following:

We’ve got a staggering 20 million wall art images to choose from, so you’ll be spoilt for choice when deciding which art to select. Any of these outdoor wall art ideas could be perfect for your spaces. Which one will you try first?

Still stuck for ideas? Get inspired by our pick of the top interiors trends for 2021.

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