If a room in your house lacks character, by simply placing some fine art prints on the walls can actually make quite an impact. Wall pictures are a necessary accessory in your home and are great to tie in with the room’s style and color accent. Before you go off to buy some new pictures for your walls there are a few things you need to plan and decide upon. Here is a home interior design guide on how to decorate your space with wall art.
Shop for Wall Art by Room
The kind of home you have and the mood, ambience and style of decor you create, should be perfectly designed to suit your lifestyle. Deciding on a style for your room should be determined by the lifestyle you choose and not by what’s the latest home interior design trend.
Whichever room you are wanting to decorate, whether it be your bedroom, living area, kitchen or office space, you need to decide what you want to get out of that space. For example:
* You want to hold dinner parties or entertain?
* You want quiet retreat to get away from the hustle and bustle?
* Is this area for the kids to play in?
* Is this room for your hobby?
Once you’ve decided what you want to use for the room, now you can choose the color theme to suit the function room. For example, mellow greens and neutral for your ‘quiet retreat room’, a yellow living room for the kids, or the quiet pale blue for your office space.
So far we have defined the function and color of the room, then this gives us the basis on choosing the right art prints for the area.
* The pictures cartoon bright colors for kids rooms
* Mellow pastel drawings of flowers for your quiet retreat area, or
* Quiet landscape and scenery pictures for your office space
Like paint color, artwork can immediately establish or change the mood of the room. Not only can it pull the room together, but you can use it to create your own unique style.
* Traditional & Classical
* Exciting & entertaining
This room style really depends on your own personal taste and this is the time when you can inject your own personality into the room through artwork and textured accessories.
Figure recommended style of art:
Fun & Entertaining: Pictures can include bright colors both in print and on the frame. Fun and entertaining pictures can include kittens and puppies, or comedian actors such as the Three Stooges or Laurel & Hardy.
Modern: With the strong black accents in the framed iron-work and the tapestries, striking black and white photographs are the right choice for a modern and sophisticated look.
Calm Retreat: To reinforce the mood of the nest, cozy retreat, use artwork with neutral, modest color and a horizontal landscape subject.
You can even mix and match different styles to create your own unique style. For example, frame traditional black and white prints in a modern black iron frame.
Organize and Hanging your Pictures
In order to get the maximum effect of your wall pictures in terms of character and add a focal point to your room, you need to determine where and how you want to hang them.
Here are some suggestions to help you decide how to get the best effect from the image: –
Modern Gallery Look: To create a modern art gallery feel, particularly nice in the hallway, lobby and stairs, each section provides plenty of room to breathe. Standing in the middle of the first piece and take one quick, or two small steps along the wall. This is a good center of the next section.
On the Sofa: When placing art above furniture such as sofas, you need to hang the picture about six to nine inches above the sofa, or at eye level.
Cluster setting: a tight group even number of pictures together to give a statement or a focal point. This works in both large and small wall spaces, depending on the view you want.
, Respectively: By placing an odd image in horizontal lines giving a sense of balance and space. This worked well in hallways or stairs.
By determining where and how to hang your pictures, whether it was strictly one cluster or print on the couch, you can determine the size and shape of the images you need to buy.
When you have decided on the function of space, color and style, you are in a position far better to go shopping for wall pictures that fit the overall theme.
The wall drawing is underestimated interior design accessory. This is probably because most people do not know what to do with their photos to get the maximum effect in a room. Before you go hang your pictures make sure you plan ahead what you want to get out of the room. Deciding on the function, style and color of the room first before you buy a work of art. By doing this you are in a position far better to buy the right kind of art images to fit the theme and color accent your room.