Wall Decor / June 10, 2018 / Hannah Huston.
There is no better way to express your personality than by choosing artwork that will adorn your walls, and creating a personal collection is a wonderful opportunity to highlight your unique style. The first step, of course, is to choose the pieces that speak to you and draw you in. But once you have identified the wall art you love, how do you go about displaying them to the best of their advantage?
If you are hanging art above a piece of furniture, leave between 3 and 8 inches of space above a sofa or table. Filling a large wall space can be intimidating, and one of the easiest wall decoration ideas is to rely on a single large piece to do the job. This can be an original painting or a large scale fine art photograph, both can be expensive options, so take the time to visit galleries, meet artists and find a work you absolutely love.
Install floating shelves and display hardcovers, small sculptures, and other odds and ends. Why hide your fine china in the cabinet when you can show it off? Use wire plate hangers to display your favorite dishes and serving platters. Sconces add an extra source of light without taking up space on the floor or a side table. Choose an eye catching design that doubles as a wall sculpture to bring in light and style.
Display a collection of art, photographs, or add wall hangings and other ephemera. Opt for simple, cohesive frames or bring in an array of ornate variations to mix things up. A tapestry or wall hanging can add color and pattern, as well as a sense of softness to a space. Consider framing vintage scarves or other pretty textiles. It is a lot easier to move than framed paintings when it comes time to head to your next home.