by Vinay Chaubey
Think of your wall as one large mat board and you can frame up some style-with art, collectibles, and color displayed directly on the wall.
Make three-dimensional artwork by mounting favorite mementos inside standard frames-and skip the glass. Using a level and your frames as a guide, mark your "mats" directly on the wall with a hard lead pencil, then paint inside the lines. Nail the frames over the painted "mats," fill in the nail holes, and touch up the paint.
Decorate with Wall Pictures
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 want to decorate, whether it is your bedroom, living area, kitchen or office space, you need to decide what you want to get out of that space.
Once you have decided what you want to use the room for, you can now choose a color theme to suit the function of the room. For example, mellow greens and neutrals for your 'quiet retreat room', lively yellow for the kids room, or pale tranquil blue for your office space.
Decorate your living room with a selection of blinds, shutters, wallpaper and fabric, curtains and draperies, bedding, custom framed art & more.
Choose your Style
Like paint color, artwork can immediately establish or change a room's mood. Not only can it pull the room together, but you can use it to create a style uniquely your own.
* Traditional & Classic
* Fun & Entertaining
Arranging and Hanging your Pictures
In order to get the maximum effect of your wall pictures in terms of adding character and a focal point to the room, you need to decide where and how you want to hang them. Here are some suggestions to help you decide how to get the best effects from your pictures:-
Modern Gallery Look
To create a modern art gallery feel, particularly nice in hallways, lobbies and stairwells, give each piece ample breathing room. Stand at the center of the first piece and take one swift, or two small steps along the wall.
In a row
By placing an odd number of pictures in a horizontal line to each other give balance and the sense of space. This works well in hallways or stairwells. By deciding where and how to hang your pictures, whether it be a tight cluster or a single print above a sofa, you can then determine the size and shape of the pictures you need to buy.
When you have decided on the room's function, color and style, you are in a much better position to go shopping for wall pictures that fit in with the overall theme.
Why Decorate Your Walls:
Decorating is about building a nest, making your family comfortable.
* For a relaxed look, toss a pillow down on the seat of a sofa or bench instead of lining up several across the back. For softness, drape a quilt or chenille throw off to one side.
* To create lively contrast, add flowers for a pop of color.
* For a lived-in look, set bowls of fruit and vegetables in the kitchen.
* To create a focal point, add a large wreath above the fireplace mantel.
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