Waves are a powerful force of nature that can delight or destroy. Classic examples of how waves in artwork can evoke strong emotion include Japanese painter Katsushika Hokusai's iconic, 'The Great Wave at Kanagawa,' and Winslow Homer's, 'Northeaster' painting. Not just bold and intense, waves that are calmer can also inspire a sense of peace and tranquility. Decorating with wave posters or photographic prints are ideal for infusing a tropical or coastal cottage vibe into your home. Images of surfers riding the waves and sailboats racing through them are fantastic for more casual living spaces.