Design Tips Series: Wall Décor

Elevating Your Design with Wall Décor

Our walls are the most visual planes of our rooms. While we have only one floor and ceiling, we have at least four walls. Being such a visual element of our spaces, they need to visually be attractive as well. Wall art can bring texture and depth to an otherwise flat and blank space, as well as added color, light, and movement. These elements work to create focal points throughout a room, thus elevating the overall design. 

Wall art is the perfect way to add visual interest to your walls without having to commit or invest a lot in terms of time and money. This makes wall art the prefect decorating option for apartments, condos, and other rented home living situations. It can easily be switched out and can drastically update and change the look and feel of a room. The lesson of wall art? A little can go a long way.

There are plenty of different types of wall art to choose from. From 3D sculptural pieces to home signage, there is a bit of wall décor for any home and style. When shopping for the perfect wall art for your space, proportion is important to consider. Visually, you want the size of the art piece to reflect and balance with the size of the wall it is being displayed on. For example, if you have a blank wall behind your sofa or couch, get a piece of wall art that fill the width of the sofa. This create visual balance and helps to proportionally fill the blank space. Another option to visually fill a space is to get multiples of the same wall art to create a series to create an intentional well designed look.

Hanging Height

As a rule of thumbs, always hang your wall art at eye level. Many people tend to hang the pieces too high. If you measure from the floor level, the piece should be at around 57" to 60". If your ceiling hieght is higher than 8', you can place the piece around 60" but not much higher. It should be at your eye level creating a comfortable viewing experience. Below is an example of two of our popular wall decor pieces, "All You Need is Love" and "Abstract Body Outline" placed over an accent hair in perfect harmony and height in a living room setting. 

Gallery Style

Don't be shy with your wall art pieces. Place multiple of wall decor in a row or in a pattern. This is applicable when you have a collection of wall art pieces. Remember to strike a balance and even out on both end of spaces. You can see the art placement below over the sofa with perfect balance between two accent lamp. Always aim to have consistent spacing between items. It will create a gallery effect and moods depending on the subject of pieces.

Gallery Style Wall Art Placement

Avoid Kitchen

Do not try to crowd the kitchen wall with wall decor. This is an area that you don't want to place too many wall decor in that room. Be cautious not to place it too close to the stove as it may damaged by water vapor or heat. 

Mix & Match

Don't be shy on frame style. Depending on the style you are going for, we can opt to have consistent frame style on a single wall which give a more formal gallery style or you can mix and match on frame style and size to create a collage style gallery of wall art which is more casual.

College Style Wall Decor Placement

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