A home is a place where we spend most of our lives. This is a space where we rest and get together with friends, find inspiration and recharge for the next day. Obviously, you want it to look nice and personal. Taking your home interior to a new level is possible with the help of a simple addition to your wall – artwork.
Wall decoration is the easiest thing you can bring to your home to spice it up and add visual interest. In this article, we will give several ideas on what type of art to choose, where to hang and what you gain.
1. Hang a Large Scale Wall Art
Emphasis is a vital element of interior design principles. This is what makes a room feel special, pleasing, and interesting to the eye. A room without such an emphasis looks monotonous or even boring. An oversized wall decoration would solve this problem. A huge artwork, thanks to its scale, appears to be more dominant, in relation to the object to its surroundings. This is a perfect opportunity to unleash your creativity, add some bright colors, and go into minimalist or even abstract shapes.
Triptych wall art or any other number of panels, adds harmony thanks to the repetitiveness. Such a split image appears to be more dynamic and makes you notice it. Your goal is to make the eye travel in space, catching different shapes, forms, and color combinations. Variety and extraordinary decisions make the space look stunning.
2. Create an Accent Wall
An accent wall would be the first thing your guests see when entering the room. You can use different materials and color schemes to create an accent wall. The easiest way is to hang a canvas wall decoration, such as a world map black and white, which adds an adventurous spirit to a room. If you want something special, that shows your taste and love for your home, go for a mural drawn and designed especially for you. An accent wall could be created with a simple repainting of a wall, adding moldings, or installing shelves.
3. Use Mirrors
Sometimes people underestimate the power of mirrors. Homeowners see only several possible spots where they can place it – a bathroom and an entrance. Nowadays, with a huge variety of models, shapes, and frame designs, one could pick a mirror for a bedroom, living or lounge. Thanks to its reflective nature, mirrors would make a room look spacious and airier. Besides, they add light, so it is a perfect choice for rooms facing the North. Hang a huge mirror or pick different shapes and sizes and mix it all together. Just remember to keep a space, which is being reflected in a mirror, neat and clean.
4. Install a Vertical Garden
Nature reduces stress and helps with recharging. That’s why the more natural elements you have, the better is for you. If you are into gardening and planting, installing a green corner on your wall would be the best day in your life. Get some shelves, whether it is a row or other geometric form. Find your favorite houseplants, get the same pots and enjoy a reviving and refreshing element of your interior.
5. Go for Macrame or Tapestry
In continuation to the natural elements for the home, macrame and tapestry are other decorations to consider. Made in a variety of designs and sizes, macrame adds warmth to a place, and makes it appear homey and lived-in. Tapestries could be handy if you want to create an accent and add color without damaging the wall or repainting it. These two decorations work perfectly in a bohemian or rustic interior design, though if you are confident enough, they could be a star in a contemporary or a Scandi interior as well.
6. Whiteboard and Organizers
Visual appeal and functionality could be combined! If your workspace lacks an interesting addition but you still want it to be meaningful, hang a whiteboard, chalkboard, or schedule, organizers. Calendars or a simple corkboard where you can pin your ideas increase your productivity and creativity level, which is good for your work. Besides, people draw something when they are bored, and it could be an innovative solution to the problem they have been brainstorming for a while.
7. Consider Adhesive Murals
Removable wall art is a savior for people who rent an apartment and want to add something of their own taste. Sophisticated or minimalist designs are able to change the feeling of the room, its mood, and the effect it has. Adhesive murals with a matte finish look better than glossy ones. They add a luxurious feeling and do not reflect the light. Also, it is the best option for homeowners who like the changes and doesn’t want to stick to one interior design for a long time.
8. Add Planking
Planking adds motion and dynamics to a room. With a simple plank layout, you can change the way you perceive a room. Horizontal lines could make a room feel wider while the vertical ones – higher. Also, it is a nice way of zoning and creating an area for sleeping. Think of a scale as well – wide planks look sophisticated, while narrow ones create a seamless effect making the unity and giving a playful mood to the whole interior.
9. Everything Could be Turned into Artwork
Home is a hub of your own interests and liking, hobbies, and habits. It reflects who you are and what you love any way. So why do not you take advantage of it and display the things you love deliberately? A kitchen or a dining room’s wall is an ideal canvas for hanging plates or woven baskets. Show off the vintage piece you have, be proud of your heritage, or start your own collection.
A lounge or a living room is a welcoming place for hanging a surfboard or skateboard, that way you would always remember your passion. It is also a great ice breaker and conversation starter. Music instruments, books, or records of your personal achievements such as certificates or medals would give you a boost if hung on a wall in a study or home office. And how about turning your collection of hats into a unique wall decoration that would greet you in an entrance room?
Each tip is easy to consider and much easier to follow. Find what you love, and what works for you, and start a great transformation of your home. Let your creativity lead you in the right direction.