Decorating with Wall Art

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.

Display Options

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

  • Level
  • Pencil, Eraser & Ruler
  • Nails / Screws – depending on the weight of the painting
  • Drill machine
  • Hammer

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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