10 Personalized Ideas for Art and Wall Hangings

When choosing art or sculptural items for your home, find pieces that speak to your lifestyle, family and hobbies. To help, we've put together 10 ideas for making the most of your wall space.
By: Charity Curley Mathews
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©Cheng Yan 'Chinese Cat I' Framed Art Print, Overstock.com

©Pug Black Dog Print, Ballard Designs

©Jo Parry 'Cafe Milano' Framed Art Print, Overstock.com

©Eric Waugh 'Jazz It Up I' Gold Foil Framed Art Print, Overstock.com

©Catherine Jones 'Coffees' Three-Piece Unframed Canvas, Overstock.com

©Foliage Hand Painted Canvas, Ballard Designs

©3-D Letters Made From Maps (H-O-M-E), Etsy.com

©Elena Panizza 'Emerald Sunset' Canvas Art, Overstock.com

©Weeds Wall Art, CB2

©'Ali ? Liston Landscape' Framed Textured Art, Overstock.com

For Cat Lovers

Artist Cheng Yan pays homage to cats with his Chinese Cat I print, perfect for animal lovers and those interested in sleek, Asian design.

For Dog Lovers

Are you a serious dog lover? Check out the breed prints from Ballard Design. Each portrait is hand-colored and emblazoned with notes about the breed. Plus, every print is matted, framed and signed by the artist.

For Foodies

For a cook, gourmet or gourmand, add a little levity to your kitchen with something like this chef-inspired print by artist Jo Parry.

Making Music

Attention music lovers: Here's a great way to display your passion with an unexpected piece of artwork such as this funky jazz print. Combine it with real instruments on the wall for an unusual boost of interest.

Coffee Lovers

For some people, the day can't start without a hot cup of coffee. If this sounds familiar, consider this set of coffee prints, perfect for any home barista.

Oversized for Style

Think outside the frame. For maximum impact, go for an oversized print like this hand-painted foliage design. It can easily lean against a wall, yet creates an automatic focal point for the room.

Home Sweet Home

Get a taste of Ireland and add vintage flair to your home with these map-covered letters spelling H-O-M-E. All the maps were rescued from the recycling bin and feature well-known Irish locations for a touch of international appeal. Hang them on the wall or prop them on your mantel for a multifunctional look.


If your favorite summer days involve sand, surf and sun, show off your interest with a tropical, seaside print. The sweeping palm trees and ocean waves will leave you impatiently waiting for those summer months.

Playful Weeds

This 3-D weeds sculpture is a great way to go beyond the standard framed photo or print. Twenty-three brass stems spring up from the base, offering a unique way to show off your taste in gardening, the outdoors or simply modern design.

Sports Nuts

If sports are your thing, find a great piece showcasing your favorite athlete or team. This classic black-and-white print is a must-have accessory for a Muhammad Ali fan.

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