A great way to add a personal touch to your living space is through wall décor. Whether you like to collect art, or perhaps you enjoy painting as a hobby, creating interest on your walls doesn’t have to be complicated or stressful. Follow these easy tips when turning your blank walls into a personal art gallery.
Hang it eye level
One of the biggest mistakes people make when adding wall décor is hanging pieces too high. Whether you prefer a single piece of artwork or you’re looking to create a collage, the center point should be hung at eye level. You don’t want your guests to have to look up to enjoy your paintings and pictures, but rather have them be comfortable looking straight on while enjoying your collection.
Create a focal point
Adding a colorful, textural piece of art, whether a painting or a sculpture, can serve as the focal point in your living space. Depending on the size of the piece, you can hang it alone on an empty wall, or have it function as the centerpiece of a collage. If creating a collage, make sure to add visual interest with varying sizes and images. Illuminate the artwork by flanking the sides with sconces.
Rather than place special photos throughout your apartment on tables or shelves, showcase your memories on a wall in your living room, dining room or entryway. Tie the different photos together by putting them in similar frames or finishes such as black, white, pewter, brass or wood. Take a walk on the funky side and spray paint wood frames in fun, bright colors.
Mix and match
Galleries don’t just have to be paintings or photos, they can be anything that interests you or holds special meaning. Mix and match a gallery wall with your grandmother’s plates, vintage pieces from your local thrift shop, as well as modern or antique mirrors picked up from a local yard sale. Add a touch of whimsy by hanging metal planters with seasonal fresh flowers or herbs. For an easy make-your-own-artwork project, frame pieces of your favorite fabric or wallpaper to add texture and color to your gallery design.
Hanging wall décor in your home should be fun and personal. Whether you choose to go the more conservative route of hanging pictures in simple frames or want to take a more daring approach with a mix and match gallery wall, be sure to plan it out, have fun and don’t be afraid to make a mistake.