Wall Decor / June 6, 2018 / Zion Fenton.
Mirrors reflect light, helping a small space to feel bigger and brighter. Try hanging an oversize mirror, or display several smaller pieces salon style. Let your walls transport you to another place by adding a mural. Whether you hand paint it or choose a wall covering, the motif will make a big impact. If you have run out of floor space for bookshelves, take your collection to the wall.
We have all been there. Blank walls can be a total headache when you do not have time, funds or ideas, but they certainly do not have to be. I have rounded up some wall decor ideas for every type of person, the DIY decorator, total trendsetter, penny pincher, plant person, vintage visionary, focused functionalist and salvaging soul.
Gallery owners and museum curators, however, swear by the 60 inches on center rule. This means that you measure up 60 inches from the ground to find the spot where the center of a piece of art should be on the wall. It works well in many situations, but there are some cases when you may want to alter the height, if you are shorter than the average person, try 57 inches on center, if the art work is an unusual size or shape that looks unnatural at that height.
That means the center of your wall art area is about 60 inches from the ground. What if you are hanging living room wall art over furniture like a sofa or sofa table? Hang the artwork so the bottom edge is 6 to 8 inches from where the table or sofa back ends. Once you have an idea of a general spot, frame out the area with painters tape to visualize the spot.