Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Decorating With Wall Art

Decorating the walls of your home is an important part of the overall design scheme. It's a great way to add color, texture and dimension. There are many different ways to go about it, however, it's important to remember not to over do it. Sometimes less is more because if you add to much decor to a room it can appear cluttered. The following list will give you some wall decorating ideas.

Mirrors are a great way to add dimension and extra light to a room. They can also help make a small room appear larger. Putting a mirror in the back of a display case or hutch helps give an all-around view of figurines. You can create a pattern on the wall by using mirrored panels.

Wall Sconces
A wall sconce is a great way to add accent lighting, whether you're decorating with a candle wall sconce or adding some light wall sconces. Sconces are great for dark hallways, staircases, entryways, bedrooms or anywhere that could use extra light.

Metal Wall
Metal wall art is a great way to add texture and dimension. You can find metal wall art that has a 3-D effect. Copper tiles and panels are popular types of metal wall art. Chemical treatments are added to the copper creating colorful patinas and designs.


There are so many different styles of clocks and they often look like works of art themselves. Novelty neon clocks are fun for game rooms, kids bedrooms and dorm rooms.

Framed Artwork

The possibilities are endless when it comes to framed artwork. Asian artwork can give your home an exotic look. Or perhaps you prefer rustic artwork or southwestern artwork. You can make a grouping on the wall with several pieces of framed artwork or hang a large one as a centerpiece behind the sofa. The trick with hanging any type of artwork is to get groupings spaced evenly and to not hang decor too high or too low.

Other Wall Decor
Some other ideas for things that would make interesting wall decor include large oriental fans, wall tapestries, wood or metal shelves, wall plaques, masks and artifacts.


MommyDrinksBecauseYouCry said...

Any tips on displaying photos or unique ways on using photoshop to turn everyday pictures into works of art worthy to hang on the walls?

Michelle (hometc) said...

You can go crazy with photoshop in creating all kinds of interesting wall decor with photos. Use your imagination to come up with some creative collages of your vacation photos, school pictures and events, the family pets, etc. Put a matte and frame around it and you've got your own personalized wall decor! You could also try special effects like turning a photo into line art. Feel free to share more ideas if anyone else has any :)

Paige said...

Thanks for coming by on my SITS day! Hope you have a great week.

Decor2UrDoor said...

Great ideas for wall decor. Also hot are vinly wall art that can be customized and removable. Great for dorms. Great vinly wall frames for photos. Fun and affordable.

David said...

Wall clocks can certainly add a style to wall art. Especially if they are unique. I find the biggest challenge with wall art is balance. Often a clock will help fix that. I did find some inexpensive wall clocks.

Metal Wall Art said...

This is great! Using wall art, is not only a way to fill in those empty spaces but more importantly, it's your signature in the room.