Taking up around almost two thirds of your living space, walls minus the ceilings are an important part of your house. They keep the roof up over your head and the elements out and keep you safe and warm. Being such an integral part of the home, it is also this part of the house that is also decorated with wall art and wall decor.
The need to give more attention and detail to this important part of your house cannot be overemphasized. In fact most walls do need beautification whether it just be simple paint or even wallpaper. This is important so as not to make your house look like a prison or even a hospital.
Prior therefore to decorating a wall with art and other things, there must be some principles or ideas to take into account. Some people sometimes just place anything up on the wall without taking some basic considerations into consideration. Of course this is important so as not to make the endeavor a complete disaster.
The first thing to be considered is what kind of wall will you be decorating or applying art to. Will you be decorating an inner wall such those in bedrooms and inside the house or outer walls such as in the patio or garage? Definitely you will not be putting indoor deco on an outer wall and vice versa.
Colors of walls also have to be considered in placing your art and decorations. Putting dark pieces of art on dark walls will result in none of these being able to be seen. Contrast must be taken into account of light versus dark and so forth. Likewise, the art and deco on the wall should also match the overall color combinations of the surroundings immediate to the wall so as not create a clash of colors.
The most important consideration is the dual consideration is functionality and theme. Put into mind the type of room concerned when decorating or placing art on the wall. If you were decorating the kitchen for example, you would not be putting artwork or deco that is best suited for the garage. And neither will you place kitchen deco inside the bathrooms. Decorating the walls in total contrast to the room function will result in something very strange and weird indeed.
Thus this article has covered some of the more basic rules in putting things up on the walls to make them more amenable and pleasing to the eye. These rules should be a constant reminder so as to make the job of decorating walls easier and more straightforward. By following these rules most decorating disasters can be avoided when putting up your art on your walls.