I love taking photos and I always have. With everything having gone digital, my travel photos live on my iPhone and the majority of them never see the light of day. I have made photo books in the past, and I do still love that idea, but some of my photos are worthy of a larger place in the world. I’m sure yours are too.

I have partnered with Elephant Stock to showcase another way to highlight your favourite pictures. We are going to explore how to turn your travel photos into canvas prints to display on your wall. And don’t worry if none of your photos are worthy, they have lots to choose from. We won’t tell 😉.

I’m sure I’m not alone in this. While scrolling through your phone or laptop, you will likely come across several memorable photos from your travels. I’m right, aren’t I? If you find an incredible picture that deserves a place in the real world, turning it into a canvas print is one way to enjoy it more often. You can easily convert your favourite travel pictures into versatile canvas prints. 

Let’s dive in to explore the best ways to turn your travel photos into canvas prints.

A Landscape Mural That Owns the Room


A large canvas print of a magnificent landscape photo you took during your travels can instantly elevate a room. If you have one or two pictures of landscapes with sweeping mountains or a panoramic view, these are ideal.

Convert them into glorious mountain wall art by choosing the right canvas. A large single or multi-panel canvas will look amazing. Personally, I love the look of combining several canvases for a multi-panel like in the image above.

Tips to arrange large canvas prints:

  • If you’re planning to hang a large canvas print on a blank wall, always go for a size covering 60% to 75% of the wall.
  • A canvas print of your travel landscape photo hung over a sofa is a great way to personalize your living space. Make sure the canvas prints cover two-thirds or three-quarters of the couch.
  • Hang the large canvas print at eye level. The ideal distance is 57 inches from the ground to the center of the canvas print.

A Collage of Your Favorite Memories


A collage of your favourite memories from various destinations makes the perfect addition to any living room. It’s especially great for photos that have low resolution. You can choose selfies, monuments, group photos, etc. This will look wonderful in a hallway, living room, or bedroom over that piece of statement furniture.

Tips for mounting a collage canvas print

  • If you’re planning to hang the collage over a console or a piece of furniture, be sure to hang it at the proper height. The ideal height is 8 inches of distance between the top of the furniture to the center of the canvas print. 
  • If you’re hanging the collage in front of the kitchen or dining room table, you should mount it slightly lower. The eye-level generally lowers while eating.

Create a Grid of Photos

Canvas photo prints arranged in a grid look very artistic and elevate the space. They look especially good on entrance walls and hung going up staircase walls. Create a grid with four or more canvas prints with photos from different destinations you have visited during your travels. 

Tips to make canvas photo grids more attractive:

  • Always ensure even spacing between the canvas prints. You can increase the spacing between prints from 2 inches to 6 inches, depending on the size of the canvas.
  • When hanging a canvas on the staircase wall, ensure the canvas is 130 cm above each staircase step.

The Process of Turning Travel Photos into Canvas Prints

Follow these simple steps to create canvas photo prints:

  • First, sort out all your digital travel photos and shortlist your favourite ones.
  • Select photos with a high resolution for large single or multi-panel canvases, which can be horizontal or panoramic.
  • You can use candid selfies and portraits with lower resolution for smaller, collage photos. Pro tip: the website will tell you if your photo is a high enough resolution for the size and shape you have selected.
  • Adjust the aspect ratio of your photos and make any necessary changes you wish by editing them.
  • With your selected photo edited, upload the photo, and select your size and canvas styles.
  • There are various canvas styles including horizontal, vertical, triptych, foam tiles, hexagon display, wall display, and more.
  • After choosing the style and size you love, place your order.
  • Your perfect canvas prints will be on their way to help you personalize your home and elevate your living space.

Canvas prints bring life to your precious memories in photos. And personalization makes your home more welcoming. It’s a win-win. In addition, canvas prints are great for creating a focal point and adding a vibe that is unique to you and your home.

Caring for your Canvas Prints

Canvas prints are easy to care for. They may get dusty, but unlike traditional picture frames, don’t use Windex or another cleaning solution. Always clean your canvas prints with a soft, dry cloth.

For longevity, and to avoid fading, place them under indirect sunlight or in shady areas to avoid having the sunlight fade the images.

For more ideas on what to do with your thousands of travel photos, check out this post on ways to travel from home.