Decorating with Wall Art

Living room interior with black wall and modern furnitureThe way you decorate your home is an expression of your personality. It gives you a chance to be creative and show off your decorating skills. In fact, using wall art is one of the most beautiful, interesting and sophisticated ways to decorate your home. One thing that makes wall art so great is that there are so many different options available, so finding the right pieces for your home is easy.

Some of your options include clocks, paintings, mirrors, murals and wall sculptures. Within each one of these categories, you have a wide variety of styles to choose from such as modern, traditional and whimsical along with a variety of materials such as metal or wood art. The enormous variety makes it easy to create your own unique decorating style.

Tips for Decorating with Wall Art

When shopping for wall art, don’t buy items to impress others. Instead, choose something that you really like. It doesn’t matter what type of art it is as long as it suits your personality. It’s also a good idea to determine where the furniture goes before hanging your wall art because you don’t want your furniture and art to be crowded together. This will make the room look chaotic and uncomfortable, which is why many homeowners seek help from professional interior decorators.

Below are a few more tips for decorating with wall art to help you get started:

  • Over decorating will make your walls look cluttered and distracting
  • Hanging items at the same level along the walls will make hallways appear wider
  • Hang your art where the center of the pieces are eye level
  • Placing art pieces vertically will make rooms with low ceilings look taller
  • When placed above furniture, the art piece should be two-thirds the size of the item it’s above
  • When placing multiple pieces around the room, level the middle of the pieces instead of the tops

Size is very important. Placing a large piece of art in a small room or small pieces in a large room will make them look awkward and out of balance.

Balancing Your Art Pieces

Visual balance is very important when it comes to art pieces and the size and color of the art is what creates visual weight. The right combination will make your room look balanced and organized. Without balance, the room will appear disorganized and out of proportion.

You can balance your wall art symmetrical, which means that the pieces are similar in size and style on both sides of the room. When you use different styles and sizes to create balance it’s called asymmetrical. For example, you can use one large piece on one side of the wall and group small pieces together on the opposite side to create the same visual weight as the one large piece.

Reds, blues and greens are visually heavy colors while whites, yellows and pinks are visually light colors. When grouping art pieces together place the items that appear visually heavy on the bottom and to the left of the arrangement to create balance. If you have one heavy piece, place it in the middle.

Using wall art is a great way to turn an ordinary home into a glamorous one. It allows you to create any type of environment you want while maintaining your own personal style. Contact us here at J. Design Group to discuss your interior decorating needs with our expert decorators.