Choosing the Right Wall Decor

Using the traditional paintings as a part of wall decor is now cliched. While there is certain undeniable charm to a Delacroix or Blake, it seems a waste somehow to not use the varied and vast options available today. Designers have never had it better. There option of mix and match, merging one century’s art form with another is a difficult task and one which requires a great amount of skill, knowledge and talent. The overall effect that one is trying to create is very important to understand. Different decors suit different styles of houses. Understanding one’s space and ones design sensibilities is important to creating the most pleasing wall decor.

To begin at the start, what is wall decor? Wall decor denotes and art work or design that is placed on a wall. This can include wall hangings, Art Tapestries, drapes, wall paper etc. Wall hangings usually refer to paintings, murals, photographs, certificates, etc. Drapes are also included in the category as they add to the over all effect and greatly affect the color choice and scheme in a room. Wall papering a wall is also considered decor, because it ads a certain feel to the room. In short, anything that changes the feel and vibe of a room, altering the way the wall relates to the rest of the room.

There are various considerations while working with walls. Firstly, the sheer expanse of a wall is important to consider. You can choose to decorate the entire space or just a portion of it. Next, the other features in the room are to be noted – such as the function of the room, the color of the walls, the furniture in the room and finally, the shape and structural design of the room. Among these aspects, some are more important than the others. Or example, the function of the room highly affects the choice of decor. A work space is different from a kitchen which is different from a bedroom which is different from a living room and so on. A house does not have to stick to one pattern of wall decor. Each room can have its own flavor.

A huge factor is, of course, money. Art, these days, is very expensive. The well known artists are almost unaffordable for the average person. If one cannot afford to pay for high – end paintings, a simpler option would be to use pictures and other art tapestries that represent the characters of the members living in that space. A framed painting by a child, photographs, posters and metal art are just some affordable options.

If the budget allows it, hiring a designer to do up the space can be the best option. A designer has been trained to cater to different needs. However, it is important to find someone who understands your tastes and personality. At any point, you must be able to relate to the surrounding decor in your house. If not, it can run the risk of appearing pretentious. It would be the best thing yet, to design your own space if you can.