How to Change a Rooms Dimension using Wall Pictures

Written by Claire Bowes


The Basic Role of Pictures

Wall art plays an important role in interior design as it helps createrepparttar ambience of a room. By cleverly placing wall pictures in certain ways, you can change and create a new look and feel in a room.

The role wall pictures play in interior design are:-

pictures, mirrors or other ornamental accessories on walls help make repparttar 100119 room look 'lived in' and they also inject your personality intorepparttar 100120 room; color pictures and prints help connect withrepparttar 100121 rooms accent;

pictures help absorb noise in a room, otherwise a room with totally bare walls will sound empty and will have an echo;

pictures and prints can help enhance or change a room's 'look and feel'.

How to Lengthen a Room

If you have a small room in your house, you can easily achieverepparttar 100122 illusion of length. This can be done in two ways. If you like bold statements then simply paint a couple of horizontal lines in a bold color across repparttar 100123 middle ofrepparttar 100124 wall in which you want to lengthen. These lines then naturally createrepparttar 100125 illusion of increased length inrepparttar 100126 room. An alternative way to do this, and a more subtle way, is to use pictures.

By strategically placing art pictures or photographs with any kind of strong horizontal line inrepparttar 100127 print, can accomplishrepparttar 100128 illusion of length.

For example, if you chose two or three long rectangular pictures with horizontal panoramic prints such as ocean & beach pictures, fields, or scenic mountain pictures, then this will help extendrepparttar 100129 length ofrepparttar 100130 room naturally.

Two, three or more of these horizontal landscape pictures will give repparttar 100131 maximum impact you are looking for to help lengthen a small room. Also bear in mind not to overdorepparttar 100132 room with furniture. Too much clutter makes a room appear smaller.

How to Broaden a Narrow Room

If you have a room which is a bit onrepparttar 100133 narrow side, there is a simple strategy to makerepparttar 100134 room appear broader. All you need is a tin of paint, a wall mirror and a large colorful wall picture.

Get your tin of paint, which should preferably be a darker contrasting color to your other walls, and paint one ofrepparttar 100135 walls with this darker paint. Find a colorful and lively large painting and hang it onrepparttar 100136 wall you have just painted - colorful flower pictures are ideal for this. Onrepparttar 100137 wall adjacent to your picture, hang a decorative large mirror. What has happened here is thatrepparttar 100138 mirror reflects onrepparttar 100139 large picture, andrepparttar 100140 additional darker color onrepparttar 100141 wall has immediately givenrepparttar 100142 room some much-needed depth. This combination will then makerepparttar 100143 room appear wider.

How to use Home Decor Accessories to Create a New Look in a Room

Written by Claire Bowes


Apart from complimenting your newly painted walls with soft furnishings and effective flooring, home decor accessories in a room are just as equally important. Accessories ranging from flowers in a contemporary vase to art pictures hanging on your walls, all addrepparttar finishing touches to any room. Above all, accessories add personality to a room, they inject your own personal touch making your home unique to you and comfortable and inviting for you and your family.

Decorating with Art Pictures

You will be surprised atrepparttar 100118 important role that art pictures play in home decor accessories. Not only do pictures add your own personality intorepparttar 100119 room, they absorb noise and can actually help changerepparttar 100120 illusion of a rooms' shape if placed inrepparttar 100121 right places. For example:

horizontal landscape pictures help widen a room;

Portrait floral pictures help giverepparttar 100122 illusion of height; and

one large picture reflected through a mirror givesrepparttar 100123 sensation of additional broader space.

Creating Art Arrangements:-

For a maximum effect and to make interesting wall arrangements that can become a dynamic focal point ofrepparttar 100124 room, try to hang smaller pictures in a cluster.

If you hang an even number of smaller prints tightly together in a cluster, this will help balance out a large space and give a window effect in a small space. Remember to hangrepparttar 100125 prints together tightly to create one unit and one focal point.

For larger pictures, place them in proportion torepparttar 100126 furniture. For example, hang a large picture approximately six to nine inches above a sofa or at eye level. By hanging a larger print too high above any piece of furniture can leave both pieces feeling disconnected.

Tips Before Hanging Art:-

Before hanging any art on a wall, try different combinations of arrangements. Use painter's tape and brown paper bags and keep rearrangingrepparttar 100127 bits of paper onrepparttar 100128 wall until you have come up with a great picture arrangement.

Always hang prints at eye level and use your hand in between pictures as a guide to space large and medium sized pictures.

Create Illusions with Mirrors

Mirrors are great to help createrepparttar 100129 illusion of space. By cleverly placing mirrors on an adjacent wall to a picture or something that is interesting in your room, will reflectrepparttar 100130 image and add a sense of space.

For darker rooms, hang a decorative mirror near a window. The light will then bounce offrepparttar 100131 mirror intorepparttar 100132 room portraying more natural much-needed light back intorepparttar 100133 area.

To giverepparttar 100134 illusion of depth in a room paint one of your walls in a darker contrasting color to your other walls. Then hang a mirror on that darker wall. This instantly givesrepparttar 100135 additional sense of depth torepparttar 100136 dimensions ofrepparttar 100137 room.

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