How to Decorate your Space with Wall Art

Written by Claire Bowes


If a room in your house lacks character, by simply placing some fine art prints onrepparttar walls can actually make quite an impact. Wall pictures are a necessary accessory in your home and are great to tie in with repparttar 100120 room's style and color accent. Before you go off to buy some new pictures for your walls there are a few things you need to plan and decide upon. Here is a quick guide on how to decorate your space with wall art.

Shop for Wall Art by Room

The kind of home you have andrepparttar 100121 mood, ambience and style of decor you create, should be perfectly designed to suit your lifestyle. Deciding on a style for your room should be determined byrepparttar 100122 lifestyle you choose and not by what'srepparttar 100123 latest interior design trend.

Whichever room you are wanting to decorate, whether it be your bedroom, living area, kitchen or office space, you need to decide what you want to get out of that space. For example,

do you want to hold dinner parties or entertain?

do you want a quiet retreat to get away fromrepparttar 100124 hustle and bustle? Is this an area forrepparttar 100125 kids to play in?

Is this a room for your hobby?

Once you have decided what you want to userepparttar 100126 room for, you can now choose a color theme to suitrepparttar 100127 function ofrepparttar 100128 room. For example, mellow greens and neutrals for your 'quiet retreat room', lively yellow forrepparttar 100129 kids room, or pale tranquil blue for your office space. So far we have establishedrepparttar 100130 function and color ofrepparttar 100131 room in question, this then gives usrepparttar 100132 basis on choosingrepparttar 100133 right art prints forrepparttar 100134 area.

For example:

bright colorful cartoon pictures forrepparttar 100135 kids room

mellow pastel floral pictures for your quiet retreat area, or

tranquil landscape and scenic pictures for your office space

Choose your Style

Like paint color, artwork can immediately establish or change a room's mood. Not only can it pullrepparttar 100136 room together, but you can use it to create a style uniquely your own.

traditional & classic

modern

contemporary

fun & entertaining

casual

romantic

The style ofrepparttar 100137 room is totally dependent on your own personal taste and this isrepparttar 100138 time when you can inject your own personality intorepparttar 100139 room through artwork and textured accessories.

Suggested art picture styles:

Fun & Entertaining: Pictures can include bright colors both inrepparttar 100140 print and onrepparttar 100141 frame. Fun and entertaining pictures can include kittens and puppies, or comedian actors such asrepparttar 100142 Three Stooges or Laurel & Hardy.

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.

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