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 add 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 at important role that art pictures play in home decor accessories. Not only do pictures add your own personality into room, they absorb noise and can actually help change illusion of a rooms' shape if placed in right places. For example:
· horizontal landscape pictures help widen a room;
· Portrait floral pictures help give illusion of height; and
· one large picture reflected through a mirror gives 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 of 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 hang prints together tightly to create one unit and one focal point.
For larger pictures, place them in proportion to 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 rearranging bits of paper on 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 create illusion of space. By cleverly placing mirrors on an adjacent wall to a picture or something that is interesting in your room, will reflect image and add a sense of space.
For darker rooms, hang a decorative mirror near a window. The light will then bounce off mirror into room portraying more natural much-needed light back into area.
To give 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 gives additional sense of depth to dimensions of room.