Wall Decor / August 19, 2018 / Sadie Brumfield.
Are you having trouble deciding what size or type of wall decor to choose or how to hang pictures? A good rule of thumb is to choose wall art that takes up the width of the wall, minus 6-12 inches on each side, so it looks like it is centered, like the image above. For example, you have a 36 inch wall. Leave about 6 inches on each side of the piece of art, which means you should choose something around 24 inches wide.
One of our favorite living room wall décor ideas is the gallery wall, which is a fun way to fill space while showing off an entire collection of your favorite things. To make a successful gallery wall, it is important to consider how the different elements will play off one another. There are two ways to approach gallery walls. The first is to gather everything you want to hang and then create a map or plan for how you will arrange them before they go on the wall.
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.
If you love the look of a gallery wall, but would also like to avoid the task of spacing and hanging everything just right, get a similar effect by using floating shelves and picture ledges. These unobtrusive shelves are easy to hang, try grouping two or three on a wall together. They are great for displaying a mix of framed photos and art alongside interesting items like small plants, carefully curated antique knickknacks, table clocks and stoneware vases.