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15 Awesome Ways to Display Canvas Gallery Prints

It seems to be the week for canvas gallery print deals!

Freebies, daily deals, DIY projects — I have been seeing them everywhere today. From free 8x10s to giant canvas discounts, I’m inspired to go through our photos for new home decor.

I had a gallery print made for my parents last year that features all 16 of us in Colts gear for their sports-themed living room. It’s been a conversation piece ever since.

A large print is a fabulous centerpiece for an office, living room or bedroom (A canvas print headboard? Wow!), but smaller (read: more affordable) pieces can be grouped for inspiring home decor.

My budget is definitely more suited to the smaller freebies, so I’ll be getting a little more creative to make a real impact. I’ve also found several tutorials for making your own, faux canvas prints for much less.

Here are 15 amazing ways to display gallery-style photos:


  • Frame It 1 of 15
    Frame It
    Putting a frame around a set of smaller prints not only draws more attention to the gallery, but it gives the entire set a little more substance.
    Photo and tutorial via The House of Smiths
  • Canvas Grid 2 of 15
    Canvas Grid
    Hanging a grid of square prints is a fun way to showcase several photos. I love the blend of people and places in this set.
    Photo and tutorial via Short on Words
  • Canvas Wall 3 of 15
    Canvas Wall
    Put a photo collage on a single gallery print, for a fun canvas wall. This is actually 2 36x36 prints hanging side by side. You could also do this with several small prints.
    Photo and tutorial via The Creative Mama
  • Shelf It 4 of 15
    Shelf It
    An 8x10 hanging on a great, big wall is going to look awfully tiny. Put it on a shelf, next to a bit of decor and you have a great look.
    Photo and tutorial via This Is Me Inspired
  • Wall Border 5 of 15
    Wall Border
    We have 39 8x10 framed photos bordering the ceiling in our living room. It is a monthly picture of each girl from birth to one year. I love seeing them grow up, and it's fun to look at each girl side by side. A smaller set of portraits makes a fun display above a door or window, too.
    Photo and DIY tutorial via Sarah's Never-Ending Projects
  • Photo Mosaic 6 of 15
    Photo Mosaic
    How cool is this? My friend Angie created a mosaic photo from her Project 365 pictures, then had it printed on gallery wrapped canvas. It is truly an amazing centerpiece in the living room that really captures their lives!
    Photo and tutorial via Just Like the Number
  • Small Spaces 7 of 15
    Small Spaces
    Brighten small spaces with an affordable canvas print. A simple 8x10 is the perfect size for an entryway corner or a tucked away space.
    Photo and more wall ideas via Laura Winslow Photography
  • Collage 8 of 15
    Collage
    I love the idea of putting together a full wall of different sizes and shapes. With a collage-style gallery, you can order a few prints here and there, as the deals are available, until you have what you need.
    Photo and DIY canvas tutorial via Crib Tales
  • Established In 9 of 15
    Established In
    How adorable is this canvas set? Featuring 4 tiny canvas prints means you can order several with one daily deal! It would make a great gift for a new couple, too.
    Photo and tutorial via Treasury of Memories
  • Showcase 10 of 15
    Showcase
    Display a fantastic show piece with a few close-ups and some vinyl words. This is a simple, inexpensive way to fill an entire wall.
    Photo and DIY tutorial via Pinching Your Pennies
  • Focal Point 11 of 15
    Focal Point
    Creating one, big canvas print, you'll have a beautiful centerpiece for any room.
    Photo and DIY tutorial via Young House Love
  • Canvas Plaque 12 of 15
    Canvas Plaque
    For this piece, she used 4 small squares on one larger rectangle canvas. I think you could also mount your small canvas prints onto wood, for a different look.
    Photo and tutorial via Clean and Scentsible
  • Room Décor 13 of 15
    Room Décor
    Think outside the portrait and print a canvas picture to match your room's decor. A beach scene for a bathroom, travel prints for the bedroom, a field of flowers for a little girl's room — the possibilities are endless!
    Photo and baseball room via Just a Girl
  • Photo Booth 14 of 15
    Photo Booth
    This photo booth-inspired print was done as one, large faux canvas. I think you could do something similar with 4 canvas squares, though. It's such a fun way to capture the personality of a child!
    Photo and tutorial via Girl in Air
  • Collection 15 of 15
    Collection
    This gallery collection is a great way to use 8x10 canvas prints — an affordable (and sometimes FREE) size frequently offered. It's also a very manageable size for all the faux canvas DIY projects out there.
    Photo and DIY tutorial via Literally Inspired

Inspired? Find several great deals this week from Groupon, Eversave, and Plum District. Plus, be sure to snag your FREE 8×10 (or take $50 off any size) from Canvas People!

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More on Babble.com:
Grow Up Your Kid’s Room on a Budget
10 Creative Ways to Use Free Custom Prints

More money saving ideas from Heather on Inexpensively.com:
Canvas Gallery Print Deals
5 Amazing Gifts from Free Offers & Coupon Deals

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