Wall Decor / June 21, 2018 / Emmaline Brenner.
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.
Check out these great examples of wall decor ideas for inspiration. So, you recently moved into a new place, and you finally have your furniture arranged exactly how you want it. You placed your decorative accents and hung the few pieces of art you own. But every time you sit down to relax on the sofa, those big, blank walls taunt you with their unforgivable boringness.
Stand back a few feet and see if you like where it sits on the wall. Get artsy with this, maybe you want to hang your wall art slightly off center because there is a plant in the corner or a chair that will block some of it. Create a vignette, or setting, like the image above, where the art is part of the grouping and slightly off center.
The things you hang on your walls tell the story of who you are. Leave your walls blank and you will feel like you are living in a hotel. Bring in the right art, photos and wall décor and you will have a home with a wonderful sense of culture and personality. For whatever reason, many people make the mistake of hanging art and décor too high.