How to decorate your home with art23 September, 2015
From the moment you step through the front door of your new home, you will want to put your own individual stamp on your space. You’ll want to inject your personality into the décor and create a unique home that tells the story of who you are.
One of the quickest and easiest ways to decorate your new home is to add colour, pattern and imagery to your walls. It is a particularly handy way to cover up the walls left from the previous owner if you don’t have time to decorate all in one go. Love Chic Living has given her top tips for creating wall displays that will give your home the ‘wow’ factor.
The first thing you need to do is embrace your new home and be prepared to experiment with decorating. You might not get it right first time, but adding wall art is a great way to try out something new. If you don’t like it after a few days, just take it down or move it.
Create an eclectic wall display using your favourite pictures old and new, vintage plates, large letters, clocks, typography art and more. Keep the spacing the same between all of the pieces and they won’t look out of place together. The beauty of a display like this is the ability to keep adding to it as you find more treasures – assuming you have a large wall.
Maps and travel:
If you love to travel why not use your experiences to cover your walls. Collages of your travel photos will remind you of the fun times you had, and coupled with a map where you can record your trips, you’ll always be thinking of your next big journey.
Use your walls to really inspire you. You are going to be looking at them a lot, so use the space to create a display that speaks to you. Find some of your favourite sayings or inspirational phrases, then frame and hang them. Typography art is incredibly popular now so there’s plenty to choose from.
Why not use your favourite Instagram images to create a stunning and personal wall collage. There are lots of different photo printing companies that print your Instagram photos in quirky ways. Simply stick them on the wall, hang them from string or frame them – let your imagination run wild.
If your home is feeling a little bland, use wall art to inject colour into the room. Bring together a colour palette through the accents in the art or the frames, using one as the main focus. It might tie into a colour in the room already, which will help the room feel cohesive. Don’t forget about accent colours too. Hues on the opposite side of the colour wheel will give greater impact, including yellow with blue, orange with purple and so on.
Create a mood:
On the flip side, black and white photography is a great way to inject a little atmosphere with your wall art. Images can look so powerful when the colour is stripped away. Use 4 large black and white photos, framed and hung in a square for an instant wow factor in any room.
Decorating your walls with art and photographs is the perfect way to play with colour and texture, and will really showcase your personality. Have fun making your house a home.