Wall Art is an essential part of decorating your house as it makes your space appear more chic and homely. Artwork is a great way to add interest to any room. You can also use the colours of a stunning painting to create a colour palette for your home.
Use landscape artwork for wide spaces, portrait paintings for small and narrow spaces, and square-shaped wall art for large, windowless spaces.
Types of Wall Art
- Canvas artwork
- Paintings in frames
- Wallpaper prints
- Vinyl wall decals
- Collection of mirrors, sentimental items or plates.
- Picture frames showcasing your own photos, postcards or prints.
- Your own decorative artwork painted on canvas. Just follow one of the easy step-by-step tutorials on Pinterest.
- Holiday photos printed onto canvas. This is an affordable way to create artwork for your walls.
There are many ways of displaying artwork and frames in your home.
- Hang a large painting in the centre of the wall.
- Group picture frames or artwork in a straight row.
- Create a gallery wall by hanging frames or collection items on different heights.
- Place a large artwork on the floor and lean it against the wall.
- Display artwork or picture frames on a shelf or cabinet.
- Create a focus wall by installing a wallpaper print onto a large, windowless wall.
Essential Tools for hanging Wall Art
- Pencil, Eraser & Ruler
- Nails / Screws – depending on the weight of the painting
- Drill machine
When hanging artwork it should be in the centre of the wall space. I like to keep the height aligned with the top of the door frames. Wall art that gets a lot of direct light will eventually fade, especially canvasses, watercolour paintings and photo frames.
” Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ~ Picasso.”
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