Wall art is an affordable, flexible and creative way to bring your own style to your home. In a new home or newly decorated room, when you start with a fresh blank canvas of paint, it’s easy to keep the look modern and personal by regularly updating the wall art. Read on for five ways you can use wall art throughout your home, take a look:
1. A Gallery Wall Stairway/Hallway
The entrance hall is the first area people see when they come to your home so you want to create an immediate great impression. Your hall should also reflect your personality and tie up your home’s overall decor. Mix family and nostalgic photographs with a stylish mirror and your favourite wall decor and welcoming canvas prints. Don’t worry if you have a small hallway. A stairway gallery wall really makes a statement.
2. A Living Room Full of Personality
The living room is often the room that we spend the most day time in, therefore it’s the room where you should hang your favourite photographs and wall art. A gallery wall looks great behind the sofa (and will make a great background for informal family photographs and zoom calls), but don’t neglect the other walls that you will take in as you sit and relax each evening. Make the view one that you want to see. Your chosen artwork should reflect your loves and interests. As we love watching movies and listening to music in our living room, we like to display our favourite movie and band posters and prints.
3. A Kitchen That Represents You
When choosing artwork for their homes some people neglect the kitchen but as we increasingly spend more time in this part of the home, it’s a great place to hang our wall art. Wall space can be at a premium in kitchens due to the necessary shelving, cupboards and cabinet, therefore look for smaller prints which can be more versatile. The kitchen is actually the perfect spot in the home to layer your favourite art on mugs, tea towels as well as on the wall. Your kitchen wall decoration should also reflect your personality and how your kitchen is used. From foodies, coffee connoisseurs to socialisers, there’s a kitchen print to suit everyone.
4. Ger Personal in the Bedroom
Bedrooms are the most personal space in our homes so hang up the wall art that you truly love and want to see. If you want to see a beautiful sunset as you wake each morning, hang a painting in your view. A gallery wall looks great behind the bed, but don’t neglect the walls that you see when you wake up each morning. Make a personal wall art display by using washi tape to stick personal mementoes, such as theatre tickets, posters, posters and polaroids to your wall. If you don’t want to tape them directly to the wall pint them into a classic pinboard instead. I love to display postcards and posters by my favourite artists, such as Frida Kahlo.
Wall art is a great way to decorate a children’s room. It’s so flexible and can be easily swapped as children grow. Prints can be used to match a colour theme or scheme. Motivational prints are great too. Wall art can be educational as well as aesthetically pleasing. I love to display maps and science posters in children’s bedrooms (or a playroom if you have one).
5. Office Essentials
Whether your home office is a separate room, a space on the landing, under the stairs or just a small corner in a room, you can use wall art to define your workspace. Your wall art may reflect your field of work or perhaps inspire you. Mix up wall art, a pegboard, motivational prints and a hanging plant for a contemporary look.
All the designs above can be found at Fine Art America.
How will you hang wall art in your home? Let me know in the comments!
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