Have you gone through countless canvases and visited a tremendous number of art exhibits and gallery openings, waiting to find a painted canvas to jump out at you? Many people assume they absolutely need a painted canvas for the room they are decorating, but this is not necessarily true. Sure, a painting can be great, but it's not your only option. Besides, it's often really challenging to find a canvas that matches your current décor. Consider one of the things on this list to create your focal point instead.

Jewels of Barsoom Wall Fountain

Jewels of Barsoom Wall Fountain
Dimensions: 48"H x 28"W

  • Art Water Walls for the Home - Some are under the impression that fountains are only for outside use, while others assume that all water walls for the home are ginormous pieces that demand a huge space. When you start browsing the selection of water walls for the home, you will be quite surprised at how diverse the selection is. This is the easiest way to give any room a dynamic focal point.

Nemo's Window Wall Fountain

Nemo's Window Wall Fountain
Dimensions: 48"H x 28"W

  • Bio Ethanol Fireplace - You don't need a dirty, wood-burning fireplace to enjoy the cozy atmosphere created by a fire. A wall-mounted bio ethanol fireplace can go virtually anywhere, and it doesn't need venting. When not in use it will add a contemporary element to the room.

Galactic Window Wall Fountain

Galactic Window Wall Fountain
Small Dimensions: 4'H x 4'W
Large Dimensions: 6'H x 6'W

  • Street Signs - Vintage New York subway signs, Detroit transit bus scrolls and other street signs are totally unexpected elements. They have a strong graphic impact, and some are large enough to fill a two-story entryway. Restoration shops and vintage sellers on eBay are where you should look for such pieces.

  • Masks - Whether you are drawn to theatrical masks or you prefer Venetian pieces, they will change the dynamics of a space. You can find artisans around the world who make them, and when clustered they create a lot of depth.

Koi Wall Fountain

Koi Wall Fountain
Dimension: 48"H x 27.5"W x 6"D

  • Plates - Years ago, if someone talked about mounting plates on their wall you would have assumed you were being pranked. Today, plates are some of the most popular things you can add to your décor. Mix-and-match, and hang them either in straight rows or a diamond or circular patterns. Uneven rows tend to be a little more interesting, but aim to leave about 1.5 to 2 inches between each plate.

  • Maps - Skip the traditional wallpaper and opt for a mural made from a map. You could also use blueprints. There are some places online that allow you to create wallpaper from an uploaded photo, so if you have a specific map, just scan and format it, and use it for your creation.