Wall Decor: Nine Alternatives to Canvas & Prints

By Kate Riley February 14, 2023

Anyone looking for a spring refresh for your walls? Art prints or canvases are an easy way to fill wall space but there are alternatives! I was thinking about this the other day as I was contemplating an update to a bedroom wall thinking about what might look cool instead of framed or canvas artwork.

Online you can find many makers or ready to purchase installations that will bring something unique to your space, see these nine examples below to jump start your inspiration!

1. Baskets

made trade

seagrass set 


2. Fiber Art

fiber art 

wall hangings

tassel hanging

geode woven sculpture 

If you’re looking for more textile creations, see the previous article on skilled fiber artists.


3. Collections on Display

hat rack

vinyl wall – emily jane lathan


4. Dimensional Resin Art

coral sculptures

waves art


5. Wood Sculpture

swirl teak wood tiles

carved wood diptych

distressed acacia wood

wall flowers


6. Metal Sculpture

ginko mirror


aluminum sculpture


7. Clay Sculpture

m quan x 2

ring wall hanging


If you’re looking for more ceramic artists, see this article on ceramicists to bookmark.



8. Woven Frame

artist hayley sheldon

diy ring yarn art


9. Living Art

apartment therapy

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What’s your favorite way to decorate your walls that’s doesn’t include art prints or canvas?


  1. Some really cool stuff on here Kate! I am not a macrame person, but I love objects on the wall. The teak circles, the woven geode and the acacia wood and wallflowers are so cool!!

  2. Thank you for these ideas! We live in SC but recently purchased a small condo in Florida which we are slowly furnishing and art is most important to me to make it fun and cozy.

  3. LOVE the carved wood diptych and so many of the rest, another wonderful list that I’ll keep coming back to for inspiration, thank you it made my day!

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