If you’re searching for new ways to make your rooms more beautiful, start with art. When chosen thoughtfully, the right wall art can provide for the entire room.
Once you find a painting or wall hanging that you absolutely love, you can use that piece as the inspiration for your your room’s eventual color palette. Your first step is to pick out two or three shades from wall art that you’d like to incorporate into your decor. Choose the dominant color, as well as a few additional shades that you’d like to pull out as accents. Then, look for those colors in the items you use to decorate your space.
Consider these design elements:
– Unusually patterned or textured window treatments, rugs or carpeting
– Colored furniture
– Unexpected wallpaper
– Stencils or murals on the wall, ceiling or floor
– Surprising fabric on a chair or sofa (or slipcovers)
– Decorative accessories such as throw pillows, bed linens or table linens
Art displaying tips:
Add some art prints on the floor to create the casual look. It doesn’t need to be on the walls.
Placing your artwork on shelves and overlapping them is an easy way to give a room well put together look with minimal effort. Try monochrome for more dramatic look.
To nail this look, you’ll want to stick with one medium, one frame type and 1-2 subject matters. You will also want to stick with one color palette.
The Focal Point
This type of gallery wall is all about making a statement. Create a focal point in your space by flanking an oversize piece- whether art a mirror or another decorative wall accent- with a collection of smaller works. This arrangement works especially well for anchoring large pieces of furniture such as a sofa, a desk or a bed.
Find a Chic Corner Solution
Have two adjoining walls that could use some art? One of our absolute favourite art treatments involves wrapping a gallery wall around a corner.
Create a Wall Gallery
Start by laying out all of the frames and decor pieces on the floor. Trace each one on craft paper and cut out the shapes. Arrange and tape the pieces to the wall with a tape. Start with largest frame and work down to the smallest. Once you’re happy with the arrangement mark the edges of each element and a hole for where the nail will go. Remove the kraft paper and hang each piece in its place. Choose a sofa or other piece of furniture to anchor the gallery wall.