Wall décor and why we need it
What you put on your walls such as paintings, prints, decorations, features, whether in your hallways done DIY, or professionally installed with a sleek, modern look, it all can change the look and atmosphere of a room. Decorative finishes add texture and dimension to the surface of walls. Three-dimensional wall decor brings walls out of the background, adding interest with depth and form. When extra storage space is needed, walls provide a vertical solution that helps free up additional floor space. In addition to traditional framed art and photos, include a few of the following wall decor ideas to spruce up the vertical surfaces in your home.
What are the different options for wall décor?
Large-scale art, plants, book shelves/wall-hanging shelves, feature wall, or accent wall. Rugs or showcase fabric on the wall. No matter the idea, there’s plenty of options to choose from.
What are some different styles of wall décor?
Contemporary, Boho, colonial, minimalist, washed.
How does wall decor vary with different rooms and space?
Different rooms require separate functionalities. That’s why a lounge room with a stylish and sleek wall-mounting system for your bikes will give you more floor space and create an eye-catching focal point that will transform your blank wall. Versus, a bedroom, where you might opt for something more subtle like hanging a personalised map or polaroid photos of your friends.
What do you need to consider when choosing wall décor?
Things to consider when picking your latest piece of wall décor include price point: are you trying to keep it personalised or do you want it to scream “luxury!”?
Another thing to keep in mind is durability. Will it fall down? Will that poster slowly decay? Should you get a frame instead?
And lastly, size, is it overbearing on the wall? Does my house look more like a museum than a house? Is that the aim? These are all questions to ask yourself.
1. Hang Mirrors
A mirror from Hilary Batstone hangs in the living room of Oscar-nominated screenwriter Peter Morgan’s London home, which was renovated by interior designer Rose Uniacke and architecture firm Eldridge Smerin.Photo: Simon Upton
Mirrors reflect light, helping a small space to feel bigger and brighter. Try hanging an oversized mirror, or display several smaller pieces salon-style.
2. Install Shelves
If you’ve run out of floor space for bookshelves, take your collection to the wall. Install floating shelves and display hardcovers, small sculptures, and other odds and ends.
3. Hanging Plates
An Italian hand-painted chandelier complements the breakfast room of designer Anouska Hempel's English manor house, where antique porcelain plates are displayed over the Georgian mantel. Why hide your fine china in the cabinet when you can show it off? Use wire plate hangers to display your favorite dishes and serving platters.