Wednesday, June 22, 2011

How to Choose Wall Decor

What to place on your walls is often an afterthought when most people are decorating a room. What you hang on your wall makes a statement about you and your design style. Wall decor should enhance and complete the look of your space.

There are so many options available today. They range from wall sconces to shelves to wall art to paintings, prints and framed photos. The styles of wall decor also vary from Tuscan to modern, early American to retro and more! There is a wall decoration out there to suit every decor.

It is easy to change the look of your room by what you decide to hang on your wall. Changing your wall decorations can update your room or add a different feel to the space. For example, adding a rustic wood and wrought iron console table will bring a Tuscan feel to your entry hall. Changing the frames on your photos to matching ones will bring a cohesive, finished look to your wall.  The addition of large mirror to your living room can enlarge the feel of the room while adding more light to the space.

I love to mix different types of materials on my walls. It keeps the look of the room more interesting. As long as you keep the items in the same style or color scheme different types of pieces can go together. For example, I like to mix a painting in a black wood frame with black wrought iron candle sconces and a clock with a black metal frame. The black makes it all work together.

Have fun with your wall art. Try a convex mirror in your dining room or a decorative metal candle sconce in your living room. How about adding an abstract wood and metal wall hanging to your den or a replica station clock to a wall in your study.

Overall, choose wall art that you enjoy to look at and that reflects the look you want in your space. Your home is your blank canvas. Have fun with it.

1 comment:

  1. Great post, I love coming to your blog. I'm a huge fan of the smartly placed decorative mirror to spruce up a room or hallway. Plus it seems to open up rooms that don't have the best windows.


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