Beautiful Decorating Ideas To Celebrate Spring.
Looking for wall decor ideas to refresh your space? Those empty walls are filled with possibilities and a few additions can make a house feel like a home. If you’re ready to turn those stark, bare walls into stylish center pieces, keep reading. No matter your style, we’ve got the tricks that can amp up your walls and bring out your personality and taste. Whether you’re an art collector, a nature enthusiast, or a book lover, your walls can be customized so that you can be surrounded by the things you adore. Discover wall decor ideas that are sure to add style to your home.
Go for Large-Scale Art
A piece of art so large (and so prominently placed) shouldn’t be something you’ll quickly tire of. “Art is not about cachet, dollar amount, or trend,” says Seattle designer Brian Paquette. “It’s about something you can’t live without. Art should stop you in your tracks and keep you there.” Case in point: This Rafael Soldi photograph, whose texture begs a second and third, and fourth—look.
“I love playing with scale by using gallery or museum-sized art, which is totally unexpected in residential living,” says Gibson. Here, in a client’s living room, a 10’ x 6’ Peggy Wong photograph takes center stage alongside furniture and accents in neutral tones. “The blue [of the photograph] is really the statement in this case.
Create a Gallery Wall
Nothing adds personality and color quite like a gallery wall. Display a collection of art or photographs, or add wall hangings and other ephemera. Opt for simple, cohesive frames or bring in an array of ornate variations to mix things up! Pro tip: Extend the gallery wall to the ceiling to create the illusion of a larger space.
A tour of the spare but beautifully appointed apartment Patrick Seguin shares with his wife/business partner, Laurence, in the Marais district of Paris is a physical affair especially for him. It involves one of the world’s leading dealers of top-flight 20th-century design leaping onto a wood cube by Le Corbusier to show how it comes in handy when changing lightbulbs, then sinking to his knees in front of a 1954 table by Jean Prouvé. “What’s important is to always look at the underside,” Patrick says in a whisper. Banging loudly on one of the table’s slender legs, he adds excitedly, “That’s only one millimeter of folded sheet metal. It’s absolutely incredible!”
Incorporate an Accent Wall
Craving walls with rich texture and pattern? Wallpaper isn’t your only option. A decorative paint technique anything from a hand-painted mural to an ombré wash of color can achieve a similar result, without your having to worry about adhesive or mismatched seams. Best of all, you’ll be able to create a look that no one else will have.
Decorative painting has long been used to add pizzazz to bare spaces, although the techniques have come quite a long way from the Paleolithic cave paintings in Lascaux, France, or the murals that embellished the villas of ancient Rome. Today there’s a wide range of styles and processes that can be used to enhance a room. Faux finishes can recreate the look of stone or marble for less.