Home decorating is probably the favorite step of every homeowner. Here, we get to decide on the overall color scheme we wish to incorporate into our homes, the furniture pieces we wish to have as well as all other things and trinkets we wish to surround ourselves with. However, the most commonly overlooked part of the interior décor and the step that usually comes last is wall décor.
And no, we’re not talking about wallpapers or paint. We are referring to all the different things you can display on your walls that will instantly elevate your home style and add some personality to your living space. So, let’s see how you can embellish your home with wall art—both literally and figuratively.
Make a Statement with a Large-Scale Piece of Wall Art
In areas such as the living room, an oversized piece of wall art can—and will—work as a statement piece. This type of wall embellishment has the power to instantly draw the attention of anyone who enters the room and is an excellent choice for areas where there’s a lot of dynamics going on.
When choosing such a piece, make sure you opt for something that matches the overall aesthetics of the room in either the style, color scheme, or vibe.
Add Some Oomph with a Gallery Wall
Gallery walls are another fun way to add some personality to your home. The hallway, or rather the entryway, is the part of every home that’s most commonly neglected—design-wise. However, this area works as the perfect prelude to what is yet to come in the rest of your home.
So, for instance, make a gallery wall using your favorite photographs or browse different online artwork resources and frame pieces that bear some significance to you personally. Also, feel free to play around with pieces of different sizes and shapes to add some dimension to your gallery wall.
Play around with Interesting Fabrics
Furthermore, different fabrics can be used to embellish your walls as well. For instance, choose a piece of luxurious patterned fabric and hang it above your headboard in the bedroom.
Alternatively, you can hang a colorful tapestry if you prefer that look. This will add not only color and pattern to your room décor, but it will also make the room feel softer, warmer, and more inviting.
Finally, it will add another layer to your room design, especially if you pair it with other textured fabrics on your bed, floor and dresser.
Mirror It Up
Moving onto another commonly overlooked area of the home—the bathroom. People usually perceive this space as just a room where they start and end their every day, without giving it much thought design-wise.
However, here too you can make an interesting statement by playing around with mirrors. Yes, mirrors, plural. While having a huge oversized mirror is undoubtedly pretty and functional, you can achieve the same level of functionality if you decide to add a few mirrors to your bathroom design.
Here, you can basically do whatever you please as long as it makes sense as a whole. You can even make a sort of a “gallery wall” by using only mirrors of different sizes and shapes and grouping them on a single piece of wall—preferably above your sink.
Finally, since the kitchen is the heart of any home, it definitely deserves some love as well. Here, you most certainly can use all the aforementioned wall embellishments to style it up, but you can also wake up your creative side and do something entirely different instead.
For instance, you can use different kitchen utensils to create a big wall clock and hang it above your kitchen table, or you can frame oven mitts and colorful dish rags and use them as kitchen décor instead. Also, use various cups and mugs as succulent planters and display them on shelves throughout your kitchen.
It’s Your Move
The next time you get the chance to redecorate your home, keep these fun little tips in mind when deciding what you want to do with your walls. As much as a great color scheme, a functional layout and comfortable furniture are essential, having beautiful wall art is equally important.
If one thing is true about Lillian Connors, her mind is utterly curious. That’s why she can’t resist the urge to embark on a myriad of green living/home improvement projects and spread the word about them. She cherishes the notion that sustainable housing and gardening will not only make us far less dependent on others regarding the dwellings we inhabit, but also contribute to our planet being a better place to live on. You can check her out on Twitter and LinkedIn.