Master The Art of Wall Décor With These 3 Simple Tips

 

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What you hang on your walls says a lot about who you are. Blank walls can make you feel like you’re living in a hotel – nice looking but impersonal.

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And with the right kind of art, pictures and wall décor pieces, you can give your home a personality of its own. Here are some tips and tricks to help you get started.

1. The One Basic Rule To Follow

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For some strange reason, a lot of people like hanging their wall décor pieces way higher than the eye level. But there’s actually a rule to this. Most art dealers and gallery owners swear by the 60 inches rule.

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Measure up 60 inches from the floor and mark the spot on the wall. This spot is where the center of your décor piece should be.

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And if you are hanging the art piece above furniture, then you will need to leave around 6 -8 inches of space above it.

2. Put Up A Statement Piece

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An easy way to decorate a large wall space is to put up a single large piece, that can be your statement piece. It doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive. But it needs to be something you really like.

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You can even think of getting an oversized mirror framed in a rustic-looking wooden or metal frame.

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This one work of art won’t just give your plain wall some character, but it can also act as a good conversation starter.

3. Show It All Off

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Another way of decorating a bare wall is to turn it into a gallery wall. Which essentially means that you’ll be using a lot of different pieces of art instead of relying on one single piece to do the job for you.

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A gallery wall can house many different things like an oddly shaped mirror, an old quirky clock, a musical instrument – you name it.

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There are two ways of going about creating your gallery wall. You can either hang a central piece and keep adding stuff all around it, or create a plan before you begin nailing them on to the wall. It’s a good idea to keep the arrangement interesting instead of following a grid-like pattern.