The world of wall art is buzzing with exciting new trends in 2024.
This year, it's all about making bold statements and personal connections through art. We're seeing a shift towards artworks that pack a punch in personality and subject matter.
Think textured pieces that add depth and intrigue to any room, and folk art that tells a story with every vibrant detail. Textile art is also big, blending craft and creativity to warm up your space.
Sculpture is making a comeback too, adding a touch of drama without overwhelming your decor. And let's not forget portraiture – it's reinventing itself, offering fresh perspectives on traditional forms.
In this article, we'll explore these top trends that are redefining wall art in 2024, perfect for anyone looking to spice up their home with something truly special.
1. Custom Photography and Art Prints
Personalization is taking center stage in 2024, with individuals seeking to imbue their living spaces with a unique and intimate touch.
Custom photography and art prints are gaining popularity as people opt to showcase their personal memories and artistic preferences on their walls.
We are very excited to see this trend continue to grow in popularity since it’s exactly what Posterjack is all about! We’ve been providing Canadians with the best quality custom photo art since 2009.
Whether you choose to print your photographs on canvas or want to display custom prints of original artwork, our products are made with materials that are second-to-none, ensuring your wall art will stand the test of time and look amazing for generations.
2. The Rise of DIY Art
The rise of do-it-yourself (DIY) art is becoming a prominent trend in wall decor in recent years.
More people are engaging in the creation or customization of their own art pieces, adding a deeply personal and meaningful dimension to their living spaces. This trend not only fosters creativity but also allows for a more authentic expression of one's personality within the home.
One way to get your hands on creating your own custom wall art is with digital downloads. Online marketplaces, like Etsy, offer a way for artists to offer their work for download, making it easy for you to find the perfect print for your space.
This trend is only anticipated to grow in 2024 and beyond.
In a recent report titled Wall Art Market Outlook (2023 to 2033), Sneha Verghese, a senior consultant at Future Market Insights, says, “Integration of digital art is anticipated to be a game-changer in the wall art market from 2023 to 2028. With ongoing technological advancements, digital art is expected to enable high-resolution and detailed reproductions of world-famous artworks. This technology is anticipated to ensure that the final art holds the nuances and intricacies of the original piece.
“Modern artists will likely use digital art on diverse surfaces like acrylic, wood, metal, and canvas to create innovative wall art. It is not limited to paper prints anymore. This might help them to provide customers with a diverse range of options to display their artwork.”
3. Embracing Nature and Sustainability
With an increasing awareness of environmental issues, the design world is witnessing a surge in the incorporation of natural elements and sustainable materials in wall art.
Artists, designers, and printers, including Posterjack, are responding to this demand by using eco-friendly materials and nature-inspired designs.
The use of organic materials and earthy tones is gaining traction, creating a sense of calm and connection to the natural world within interior spaces.
Posterjack uses eco-friendly, non-toxic inks, FSC-certified photo paper, responsibly sourced wood that supports the use of renewable resources, recycled poly-linen (Peel & Sticks), and more.
4. Bold Colours and Abstract Designs
In a departure from the muted tones of previous years, 2024 is witnessing a resurgence of bold and vibrant colours in wall art.
The shift towards maximalism is evident, with homeowners embracing bold patterns, eclectic mixes of styles, and a more expressive approach to decor.
Abstract and geometric designs are particularly in vogue, offering a modern and sophisticated aesthetic that captivates the eye.
"62 per cent of collectors are purchasing bold, colourful, eclectic artworks," Nuria Madrenas, founder of female-led art collective, Tacit, says to Vogue.
“We're seeing a shift from the ultra-minimal, neutral aesthetic to more bright, bold colour palettes.” Predicted to be a continuation known as "dopamine decor" which surfaced during the pandemic, it "leans into bright colours and dopamine-inducing design that feels joyful, positive, and bright.”
5. Black is Here to Stay
The new black is … black? Indeed, even while incorporating bright, bold colours into decor, there is still very much a place for black features within your wall art.
"Less is more, and more impactful." Courtney Marquez, Living Spaces Interior Designer, explains. “Black is currently being used as a contrast colour. It's in lines, borders and stitching detail."
In wall art, you can embrace this trend with a frame that complements your space and the print it’s enhancing.
Our Framed Prints come in seven different styles, so whether you want something modern, sleek, and high-gloss like our Liquid Black Lacquer Frames, something artisan-crafted with a natural beauty and feel like our Charcoal Black Barnwood Frames, or something more timeless like our Rich Black Gallery Frames, we have something that will take your wall art to the next level.
A Year of Bold and Conscious Art Choices
As we look ahead to 2024, the central theme in wall art trends involves the convergence of bold aesthetics, technological integration, personalization, and sustainability.
It is a year where conscious art choices, reflecting individuality and environmental responsibility, come to the forefront.
At Posterjack, our commitment to providing you with customized, sustainable, and visually stunning wall art positions us to meet your evolving needs and preferences in this exciting era of interior design.
In embracing your walls, you're not merely decorating your space; you're crafting narratives, expressing your uniqueness, and contributing to a more conscious and beautiful world.