When decorating your living room, what rules do you usually follow? Or are there even rules in the first place? Interior designers may have their own set of rules, but you don’t have to be aware of them too. It’s your own home and you have the freedom to do whatever you want with it. You don’t have to feel guilty or even ashamed if you’re not doing it based on standards. Standards of who?
One thing is for certain though, you have to bring out your artistic side if you’re about to decorate your living room. Don’t overthink it though. This is a common mistake homeowners make. Don’t get stuck finding the perfect piece or coming up with a meaning. Yes, you should spend time planning about it, but at the end of the day, what’s important is you create a space that’s comfortable for you and that best suits you.
Decorating your home leaves you so many options. Should you put up an illustration wall art? Should you choose colors that complement your sofa set? Should you invest in indoor plants? The questions are endless. But to help you get started, why not consider wall decorations?
Why is wall art important in interior design?
It completes the interiors. If it’s not there, something seems to be missing. It contributes to the whole beauty of the room. It’s a way to add color as well as personality. If you have various designs displayed on your wall, you’ll have a collection that would truly impress your guests. Price won’t matter. Even simple ones would work, especially if you know how to choose the right pieces.
These wall hangings are important because they serve as eye catchers. They make homes more appealing and inviting. The personality of the homeowner reflects through the art decorated on their walls. Every little touch is important because it might turn your simple home into something that can only be seen in a magazine.
It’s not the only thing you need when decorating, but when you have set it in place ahead of time, and before even placing your other furniture, they can serve as a framework for your overall design. Working around them, you’ll have an idea on how to decorate the rest of the room.
What are the benefits of wall decorations to every homeowner?
It adds colors to the interiors. It enhances the overall beauty of the place. If you’ve chosen dark colors for your walls, it can give brightness to it. Just be sure to choose colors that will go together to highlight both the dark and light elements. If you’ve chosen neutral colors, they can be complemented as well by art decors that also exude neutral light and shading. No matter what color scheme you choose for your space, wall art plays an important role.
It creates a vibrant feel of your living room. This is very beneficial if you love throwing parties or simply asking your friends to come over for a cup of coffee. Wall decorations create fun environments. If your home is decorated with colorful wall pieces, you’ll make your gathering more entertaining and appealing even with just a few pieces.
It will create a great impression. The first time your friend comes over, they say, “Wow!” Isn’t that satisfying? You can’t get that reaction with a bare wall. But you can get it when you’ve strategically placed a big piece on your wall that’s very noticeable once a guest enters your home. That wow factor will really leave an unforgettable impression to your guests.
It will show off your personality. For some people, art is their way of expressing themselves, and it doesn’t necessarily mean creating a masterpiece on their own. It may mean collecting items that they can relate to, items that represent themselves or how they feel. If you’re that type of person, this is your opportunity to show who you are. Your chosen artwork will explain it all for you.
It creates the perfect atmosphere. This will depend on your chosen pieces. If you’ve decided to put up wall designs that feature nature, then you’re creating a calm atmosphere. If you’re aiming for something fun, art that brings out the child in you is a great option.
How to choose the right wall art decor?
Find something you love. Don’t settle for something popular or trendy. Don’t choose something your friend recommended. If you’re not feeling it, don’t get it, because you might regret it in the end. It’s your home you’re designing, so choose something you love and would make you happy every time you lay eyes on it.
Find unique pieces. This might not be an easy task and could cost you more, but it’s worth it in the end. Nothing feels great than owning a particular piece only you have. You can browse through the internet and reach out to galleries and artists. But be very meticulous about it, because you don’t want to end up spending your hard-earned money on a fake item.
Decide on the type you want. You’ll have many options out there. There are paintings, decals, photographs, posters, and tapestries. All of these are fantastic decorations for the living room. You can either go vintage or contemporary. It’s up to you.
Decide on the size. They range from mini to small, to medium, to large, to oversized ones. Just remember when you’re putting it up, it should cover two thirds of three fourths of the wall. You can create a gallery by combining small pieces together or two big ones.
Decide on the color. Always consider your wall paints when choosing a color so that they complement each other. For neutral-colored walls, choose bright pieces. For dark-colored walls, choose light-colored ones. You’ll never go wrong with black and white.
Choose according to your home style or theme. If you’ve styled your home in a modern way, choose the same style of art to go with it. The same goes if you’ve chosen a traditional style. Or if you’ve decided on a safari theme, find pieces that will go with that theme. Create the perfect match.
How many should you have? One, or as many as you want. The quantity won’t matter as long as they’re placed strategically in the living room. If you choose one piece, make sure it’s in the spot where guests easily see it and leave a good first impression. You need to leave the rest of the wall bare to give it the attention it deserves.