Dog Paintings In Home Decor

Different Ways You Can Use Dog Paintings In Home Decor

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Many humans are fond of dogs, and you're reading this article because you fall into that category. You may or may not own a dog; either way, owning a dog painting and using it as a decoration within your home is always a nice idea.

If your home's only dog-inspired "decoration" is loose fur, it may be time to change your interior design approach. A fun way to express your affection and give your living area the wow factor it needs to stand out is by incorporating your furry best friend into your décor.

In this article, you will learn different ways to incorporate famous dog paintings or dog art into your home decor. Read on to find out.

Paint Your Dog

You can use the technique of your preference to create a painting of your dog. You can even paint your portrait. If you have an image or photo of your pet, take it and trace it onto the canvas with a pencil or marker.

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If you don't have access to an image but want to create something similar, try using paw prints as inspiration for this project—they're one of the most recognizable features on all dogs (and cats). If you are unsure about the paw print design that would look best for YOUR DOG, feel free to use any style from any painting in this article as long as it looks good on paper.

Frame A Picture Of Your Dog

If you have a picture of your pet, it would be great to frame it. This can also be done with other pictures of dogs and their owners. You could also frame a photograph or painting of yourself and your dog or cats!

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You can hang famous dog paintings on the wall in different areas around the house or even adding them to an existing art piece (like an oil painting) that you already have on display somewhere in your home.

Create A Gallery Wall

If you want to create an attractive gallery wall, you first need to figure out the theme. What do you want your dog painting to represent? Is it a favorite family member or pet? Are there any particular colors or materials that stand out in the piece? Once you've determined this information, it's time to pick frames.

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Frames are essential when displaying art because they help define space and make things look more organized. But which type of frame should be used? Here are some considerations:

  • Size: The larger (or more expensive) the frame is, the more expensive it will be as well; however, being able to fit multiple pieces within one frame can save money on shipping costs--and if there aren't enough walls around then consider using two smaller ones instead!
  • Materials: Consider what material(s) are used most often at home versus work—this could play into how much storage space will be needed later down the line when deciding where exactly everything should go once hung up'.

Create A Dog-Themed Kitchen

Use dog paintings to decorate your kitchen: You can use these masterpieces to adorn your walls or hang them from the ceiling, or you could even put one on each side of your fridge so that when you open it up, you have a little bit of decoration inside! You could also use them as table mats for when people come over (I highly recommend this because it's always nice to have something pretty on top of their plates).

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Use dog paintings in food bowls: Dogs love their treats just as much as humans do—it's just that they don't eat anything but meat instead! So why not make those treats special by putting artwork into our dogs' dishes? It'll give us something fun and memorable while also making our furry friends happy at the same time.

Make A Fun Piece Of Art In An Unexpected Place

If you're looking for a unique way to decorate your room and use a dog painting in an unexpected place. For example, if you have a big wall that needs some attention but doesn't hold any other art, why not use one of these images as inspiration?


We hope that these ideas have inspired you to start creating your dog art. There are so many ways to use this humble animal in home decor, and we're sure there will be something that works for you.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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