Canvas art is used by many as a cheap solution to liven up the walls in any room of their house. Canvas can have just about anything printed on it, but more often than not, works of art are used, including paintings, classic photographs and stencil prints. Because they are quite light weight materials they are much cheaper than heavy frames, and they are easier to hang. Buying a canvas is also much cheaper than buying a real print of the artist's work, but it looks much better than framing a glossy poster, or simply putting a poster up with blu-tack.
Blank canvases can be purchased - these are used by painters and artists to create their own unique pieces of art. Some people choose to have their own photographs printed on to canvas and they are then put straight up on to the wall with no frame attached. Because canvas is quite light, it needs very little support when you attach it to the wall, meaning you can hang the pictures easily yourself.
Canvas prints come in many different sizes, with most outlets allowing you to choose a custom size for your needs. Some like to use large rectangular shaped canvases to use an entire wall space, whereas others will choose smaller square canvases to have a variety of images next to one another. One common and fashionable use of canvas is to have the same image printed across a few pieces of canvas of varying size. This can then be arranged on the wall however you like, delivering an impacting and artistic effect.