How To Create Fabulous Wall Art From Your Favorite Instagram Pictures

Have you looked at your wall and thought, “It could use some sprucing up?” Well, installing wall art is one of the best ways to add some character, personality, and appeal to an otherwise boring-looking wall in your living room, bedroom, or even hallway.

And instead of going for posters or expensive paintings from the nearest gallery in town, you could find and print some of your most stunning photos on IG, print them, and use them to make amazing wall art for your home or office. Read on to find out how you can do just this.

Pick Your Favorite IG Photos

The first thing to do is identify some of your favorite photos from your Instagram feed, download them, and save them on your computer. The perfect photos to uplift your wall décor could be from your most memorable vacation, a special event, or one of those funny moments in life.

If you’re lucky enough to own a printer in your home or office, go ahead and print them out on a 4″ x 6″ or 5″ x 7″ sheet of graphic paper in full color. You can do this just to get an overall look and feel of your pictures, or you can go ahead and use them as they are if they come out fantastic.

Get the Sizes Right

It’s pretty easy to go overkill in regards to your prints, but you want to make sure that the size of the picture you’re printing out is what’s right for your wall size, and is going to fit in your desired space. If you want to hang your prints on a white wall, you can scale them up or down.

If you want them to be larger on a dark wall, just scale them down a bit. Or, if you’re using them as decoration for a wall at the entryway of your home, you want to keep the prints to a smaller size as they will stand out better against a light wall than if they were hung on a darker wall.

Consider Going for Canvas Prints

Canvas prints not only look better as wall art, but they are also more durable and resilient to the elements. Another reason to decorate your home with canvas prints is the immense versatility they provide in terms of style and sizes, not to mention their timelessness.

And since you may not have the necessary equipment to do the printing yourself, simply pick a reputable service that guarantees quality custom-designed canvas prints. All you may have to do is upload the photo on the provider’s website, give it a few tweaks, and place your order for printing.

Choose Your Frame or Go Frameless

To make your canvas prints even more gorgeous and eye-catching, you can use a gallery frame for your pictures or go for frameless pictures that look like canvas prints. The decision will largely depend on your preferences, but it’s best to ensure your wall art complements the rest of your decor. If your wall has trim, for instance, you could frame your photos with a material that mimics the look of your trim.

Hang Your Wall Art

Once you get your prints ready, it’s time to install your wall art. Choose a suitable space on the wall and install it properly using adhesive strips, command hooks, or the wall art holders you might already have on your molding.

You can also install a cork wall where all your photos will go. These are just a few suitable methods to hang wall art without necessarily having to make messes to your wall with nails and screws.

There’s a lot more you can do with your Instagram photos than just letting them sit there for likes and follows. Using them to make wall art can be an excellent way to uplift your room décor.

Danielle Myers

Danielle Myers, a graduate of Parsons School of Design with a BFA in Interior Design, has been demystifying the design world through her insightful writing since 2016. Her journey with us began in 2020, and she has since been sharing her knowledge of contemporary design ideas and decorating tips. Before joining us, Danielle gained experience by working with several renowned design studios in New York. Her articles often reflect her passion for Scandinavian design and eco-friendly living solutions. She is an avid traveler, seeking inspiration from different cultures and architectures.

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