The Basic Role of Pictures
Wall art plays an important role in interior design as it helps create 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 room look 'lived in' and they also inject your personality into room; · color pictures and prints help connect with 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 achieve 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 middle of wall in which you want to lengthen. These lines then naturally create illusion of increased length in 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 in print, can accomplish 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 extend length of room naturally.
Two, three or more of these horizontal landscape pictures will give maximum impact you are looking for to help lengthen a small room. Also bear in mind not to overdo 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 on narrow side, there is a simple strategy to make 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 of walls with this darker paint. Find a colorful and lively large painting and hang it on wall you have just painted - colorful flower pictures are ideal for this. On wall adjacent to your picture, hang a decorative large mirror. What has happened here is that mirror reflects on large picture, and additional darker color on wall has immediately given room some much-needed depth. This combination will then make room appear wider.