Big Wall Decorating Ideas to Transform Your Blank Walls Into Decorative Masterpieces
If your walls are glaringly empty, it’s time to fill them up with these wall décor ideas that provide plenty of inspiration, whether your style is big and bold with a large oversized piece of art to take the focus of the room, a landscape of small pieces of wall art or an innovative take on mirrors. Look at those blank walls as a blank canvas ready to make it your own!
Follow the Signs
There are so many different kinds of wall art to take advantage of these days. Traditional framed prints are the old standby, but today offers up wall signs that are whimsical and full of personality for you to make your space uniquely yours. In the kitchen, you can channel your inner neighborhood grocer with wooden signs that show off vegetables and herbs, grocery art or today’s ever-popular rooster. Want more inspiration? We have even more ideas on how to tune up your room with decorative wall art.
How to Group Photos on a Wall
It can be easy creating your own unique gallery arrangement on a wall. Start by putting all of your pieces on the floor. Try arranging them in different ways until you have the look that you like. Leave about two to five inches between each picture. Lay sheets of parchment or wax paper over each picture and mark where the picture hanger is. Then draw an outline of the picture. Now hang the pieces of paper on your wall in the right places. You will be able to see if your arrangement is filling the wall space the way you envisioned it. Tap a picture hanger or nail into where you marked and you are ready to hang your pictures in the right spots. We recommend using a level to ensure your pictures are nice and straight. It can be a challenge when you are looking at them so close to the wall.
Bedroom Wall Decor
You don’t have to stick just to wall art as you plan out how you want to make over your blank wall space. Instead, try mixing and matching a seasonal wreath alongside a set of decorative lanterns that hold tea candles. You’ll add a pretty glow and lovely ambiance to any room with this approach. Not sure how high to hang your wall art? Generally, aim for about 8-10 inches above the top of your headboard. Keep your artwork centered and within the width of your headboard to keep everything feeling connected and balanced.
It’s About Time
A decorative clock presents an accent piece for your wall that is both eye-catching and practical all at the same time. This looks great in a main room where everyone spends plenty of time. You’ll find that it becomes the Big Ben of the space where everyone glances to catch up with the time of day.
Living Room Wall Decor
Sometimes trying to find multiple wall prints that work together can be a challenge. Instead, consider one large oversized wall print, like a big beautiful landscape or floral. Choose one that features a pop of color that complements your room and provides a new focus. Center a large print over your sofa and hang it about eight to ten inches above the top of your sofa. Don’t hang it too high; you want the art and sofa to work together as a group. Hanging it too high may feel disconnected.
Mirror Decorating Ideas
Mirror wall décor is a fantastic choice when you want to add a reflective element to your space. This quality is a valuable asset in your decorating arsenal, especially when you have a small space that you want to make feel bigger than it really is. An oversized mirror can open up your space, or several smaller mirrored panels can add a decorative tone while still using its reflective super powers.
What is the right height for hanging pictures? When you’re not hanging artwork specifically above a large piece of furniture, mantel or headboard, then the general rule is to hang it so that the center of the art falls at 60” to 66” from the floor.
Turn Up the Light
Wall décor does not have to be flat! Light fixtures, such as beautiful rubbed bronze sconces make a wonderful addition to your wall décor and add an element of light to the room as well. Place sconces in areas that seem to call for a little more light – above a desk, along a hallway, flanking an archway. Take a look at your room with an eye toward adding this perfect wall décor element.
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