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Styling With Urban Culture Wall Art

Do you feel the pulse of city streets in your veins? Is the abstract architecture of urban life in your DNA? Bring your passion for city life inside and transform your space with Urban Culture Décor for your home or office walls.

Modern urban canvas print in front of a man on laptop sitting on a couch in a modern interior space
Featured Art: Click by Clayton Rabo 

What is Urban Culture Décor

The right piece of art makes a powerful, vital statement. With elements as bold and striking as a city skyline and as raw and relevant as graffiti street art, Urban Culture décor allows you to make your mark on the walls around you.

Two brightly colored canvas prints hung in a tall ceiling bright apartment
Featured Art: Windup for the Wind Down & NSA Camera Man by ABC Art Attack

Street Art for All Styles

Urban Culture home décor has many faces. While it may initially bring to mind exposed brick and pipes and splashy graffiti installations, the urban art movement has evolved over time to include bold, geometric and subtle, monochrome elements, reflecting nuances encountered in city life.

Geometry is all around you in the city – from grid-patterns city streets and subway maps to the sharp angles of high-rises scraping the horizon. Urban décor brings these elements indoors by turning city maps into fine art and featuring strong, graphic abstracts with lines and grids. You can further emphasize this look by adding framed fine art to your collection underline the city’s angular features.

The evolution of urban art includes looking toward the past. Monochrome or vintage-effect photography has grown in popularity, pairing scenes of the past with vignettes modern day city life. Create a striking display by pairing your personal photos with art prints featuring your city’s history for a study in contrasts.

Oversized modern urban canvas print over a couch in a contemporary living room
Featured Art: Ornaments of Gold by Clayton Rabo

Even the Graffiti art has evolved into (or, more accurately, is finally recognized as) fine art in its own right. It’s the original statement piece – rooted in protest art, made to shake up cultural norms. Modern graffiti work combines abstract work, scenes of city life, and text art into an elevated fine art medium. Incorporate graffiti wall art into your space to highlight your personal statements and create an inviting conversation piece for your guests.

How to Display Street Art

Any space can be transformed with street art to have an urban loft flair. No matter where you’re placing your new art, here are a few universal tips to help your art make a statement.

With neutral walls, try a single large, colorful canvas or framed art as a focal piece to draw the eye. Conversely, on dark or patterned walls stick with minimalist geometric art that features plenty of negative space for the same effect.

Vibrant abstract street art canvas print in a trendy modern living space
Featured Art: Light by Alloyius McIlwaine

If you’re decorating an industrial, exposed brick environment, try canvas prints. The natural organic texture will highlight the art against its busy background. For a sleek, gallery installation look, go for a grid arrangement of similar-sized framed fine art prints.

Spray paint graffiti butterflies on a canvas print in a brick wall dining room interior
Featured Art: Butterfly Backdrop II by Sydney Edmunds

Instead of the traditional single wall art grouping, try placing coordinating art prints parallel each other on opposing walls to mirror the large-scale symmetry and geometry of urban cityscapes.

high contrast canvas print hung between two multi-paned windows that look out to a brick building
Featured Art: Crosstalk by Joshua Shicker

Ready to start your own statement collection? Get started with Great Big Canvas's Urban Culture Collection.