Do you have a wall in your home you do not know how to use? Is the space too narrow to put in furniture? Is the wall too wide to keep blank? Perhaps buying picture hangers and hanging photographs, mirrors or even art is the perfect solution for your design concerns. Designing a wall is more than just putting up a row of photographs up against the wall. It is an art form in itself.
When it comes to using picture hangers and putting up an art installation in your wall, there are some guidelines to follow:
- Collect samples of paint, textile and wallpaper swatches. If you are planning to cover a majority of the wall with colorful paintings and photographs, choose a neutral color for the painting. Avoid wallpapers with flashy colors and clashing patterns.
- Before drilling holes for hanging art in your wall, make a workable layout on a piece of paper. Try to make it an accurate scale of both the wall and the art you are planning to put up. This will help you plot and avoid mistakes.
- If your wall has other components built in like a fireplace or windows and doors, plan your wall design around them. Make this your focal point because you cannot change these placements. If you have a beautiful fireplace, you can even work the design to draw attention to it.
- The layout of your wall does not have to be perfectly symmetrical but it is important the distance of your frames from each other is equal. This kind of precision will give your wall a neat look.
- Putting up mirrors can give the illusion of space. This will also give versatility to your wall beyond just an aesthetic value. Place mirrors with beautiful frames in good positions along with your art and photographs. This will add to the overall creativity of the wall.
- If you are planning to put furniture or an accent piece against a wall, one piece of hanging art can suffice. Filling the wall with photographs and art plus an elaborate cabinet and antique vases will only overpower the wall, drawing nothing to the eye.
- Make sure all the pieces you put up on the wall are towards the center. A wall design skewed to one side can be unsightly. This goes the same for a layout too close to the ceiling or too close to the floor.
Designing a wall is an opportunity to get creative. You can exercise as much creative freedom as you want but remember those who might be visiting your house too. Make your hanging art installation as aesthetically pleasing to you, your family, your friends, and potential visitors.
The house is a reflection of the homeowner’s personality. Design is not limited to furniture. For empty walls, you can simply mount picture hangers and put up a favorite painting or layout an entire exhibition of your favorite photographs. Think of your blank wall as a canvas. Use it to express yourself and make your new house feel like a home.