5 Fabulous Ways to Create Digital Wall Art

5 Fabulous Ways to Create Digital Wall Art

When it comes to creating digital wall art, there are endless options. Gone are the days of buying paintings off the street or importing expensive art. These days, virtually anyone can create digital wall art online at an affordable price.

Yet even though original prints are easy to find these days, sometimes they can be expensive. Luckily there are plenty of places you can find free digital art that you can use for prints. If you do a little digging or get creative you can source original art that can truly make your home stand out.

When choosing your digital wall art, you need to find designs that speak to you, instead of just going with the latest wall art trends. Every home is special in its own way. The best part about searching high and low for your print designs is that you can find something truly distinctive that no one else has!

Keep reading to discover how to turn photos into wall art and transform your home into a true reflection of yourself and your family.

1. Create a unique design

First up, why not create a totally original piece of digital wall art? You can create all sorts of designs using Canva. The best part? You don’t need to be a graphic designer or an artist! In fact, you don’t even really need to have an eye for design.

Using Canva, you can choose any image or design you like, then add additional elements on top to customise your wall art the way you like, such as:

  • Shapes
  • Filters or effects
  • Text
  • Illustrations

Search for different elements on the left-hand side of the screen and then add them to customise your design. Use Canva to combine photos together, layer different elements or use colour to change your design. You could even apply black-and-white or sepia filters to create a more classic piece of wall art.

Or you can add text in whichever way you like, whether you’re creating:

  • A simple welcome sign for your home with your family name in it
  • Your favourite quote
  • Your family motto or an in-joke
  • An inspiring quote to hang in your home office

With these customisations added, your digital wall art will truly be unique and it will be that much more meaningful for you and your household!

digital wall art

2. Use family photos

Family photos make the perfect subject for your wall art, as they add a personal touch to your walls. After all, why shouldn’t you and your fam be the stars of your own home? You can edit your photos using Canva in creative ways, or simply use your family photos the way they are.

If a traditional family portrait doesn’t excite you, why not try something different? Grab your family portraits – either solo portraits or group family photos – and then add effects using Canva.

There are plenty of effects that you can use, from colourful neon pop-art filters to paint effects or trippy rainbow filters. The only limit is your creativity! Experiment with different effects until you find one that you like. Aim to choose colours that match your existing décor scheme and you can’t go wrong.

digital wall art

3. Find a wall print online

These days it’s hard to find an original print online. Luckily, there are plenty of resources to help you find unique digital prints to make you smile. Keep reading to discover how to turn photos into wall art!

Here are some places you can find free digital prints:

Once you’ve found your favourite print, simply download your chosen design in a high-resolution format and then head to Canvas Factory. Simply upload your design, customise your print and you’re good to go!

4. Create a canvas collage

Why choose just one photo when you can choose several? A canvas collage gives you the opportunity to create an original piece of art with a special meaning, just like the old scrapbooks some of us used to create – if you remember back that far!

The best way to create a canvas collage is to simply use one of our pre-created canvas collage designs. That way, you can see exactly how your print will look when created.

To create a cohesive canvas collage, try to tie all your images together using a theme, such as:

  • Family photos – bonus if the photos were taken in the same location or with the same editing
  • Wedding photos
  • Couples’ photos
  • Photos of your favourite pet
  • A day at the beach
  • Your favourite holiday destination

If you have an important goal for this year, you could even create a collage of different images to create a vision board, with everything you want to achieve in the next couple of years. That might include things like travelling, having a family, getting a promotion, starting your own business, or owning a bigger house. This is the perfect art to add to your home office, or just to hang in your bedroom to inspire you each morning.

We have plenty of canvas designs to choose from, including plain canvas collages, silhouette collages or themed collages. These themes can help you to create a cohesive design. Our tip? Hang your canvas collage in a place where it looks great from afar but you can also see it close up. There’s no point hanging it up high where no one can see the smaller images in the design!

Christmas photo gifts collage

5. Choose one of our designs

If you’re looking for a super-easy way to create digital wall art, why not simply choose one of our designs? We’ve got (quite literally) millions of prints to choose from, in all different styles, such as:

Or, if you have something quite specific in mind, simply use the search function on the site to find specific designs. If you still can’t find a design you like, check free image sites like Unsplash, Pixabay, or Pexels – they have even more photos to choose from!

When it comes to creating digital wall art, the options are virtually limitless! We hoped this article has helped you understand how to turn photos into wall art, add personality to your spaces and enhance your walls. It can take as little as 15 minutes to find a print, add customisations and place your order!

Digital wall art has the power to elevate your rooms and add a personal touch to your home, office, or home office! Check out our prints today and decide which print is best for you.


Megan is Canvas Factory's resident Social & Content Manager, and has worked with countless other homewares and interior design businesses over the years. It goes without saying that she also has a passion for decorating her own home!

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