Arranging living space is an inexhaustible and always current topic. The place where we live should be our oasis, a comfortable nest, where our stay will be pleasant. We spend a large part of our lives in that place and it is necessary to adjust it and design it according to your measure and taste.
It goes without saying that tastes are not discussed and that what is the pinnacle of aesthetics to some is not liked by others at all. Everyone will choose a certain style of furniture, curtains, carpets, decorative elements, paintings. Regardless of the fact that all this is in the domain of personal affinity and style, there are some segments of spatial planning, about which you should learn something and consult with the Internet or people who deal with it, before starting work. Decorating the walls is the best example of that.
What does wall decoration mean?
Decorating the walls involves hanging paintings (they can be original works by certain artists), then photographs, posters, framed handicrafts – everything you like and what you choose. Empty walls in the entire living space do not look nice and the whole interior looks unfinished. It’s nice to have shelves with books and pictures on the walls. It is not necessary that they be originals (although it is a pleasure to own them), it is enough to have ideas. You can frame posters or photographs, reproductions of paintings, children’s drawings or your creations, movie posters, diamonds paintings like ones you can see at this website the possibilities are endless. Here are some tips on how and where to start:
1. What do you want to hang?
The first step is to make an insight into what you have and want to see on your walls. You can make a list, if there are many, you can arrange on the floor or on the table, depending on the number and format of images. In any case, think about what you want to see on the walls every day. Of course, everything is subject to change, so you will easily replace it with something else, if the original solution turns out to be inadequate. Think, analyze with your family and work together to create a basic concept. If that’s too much, you don’t have to hang it all at once. You can change places and types of pictures or photos, there are no restrictions.
2. Pay attention to topics
No matter how proud you are of a picture you can’t wait to hang or a photo that is especially dear to you, you have to keep in mind that what you put on one wall or will be in one room must be connected by something. So, don’t mix everything you like.
The choice of the type of frame, material, color and shape is a rather demanding aesthetic moment. Although nowadays, the criteria are much more flexible than before, you still have to take into account that the wrong frame can ruin everything. Whether it will be ornate, simple, wooden, metal, gold, black or will have an irregular shape of bright color, depends on the painting itself, on the place where it will be positioned. If the painting, in itself, is striking, bright colors, done with the technique of thick, embossed spread, then the frame should be calm and reduced. If the picture exudes serenity, then the frame can be a little more extravagant. Often many smaller pictures or photos are framed completely identically, in smaller frames of the same colors and sizes. So stacked on one wall, they look very effective. It’s all a matter of your taste, and fit into the general style that prevails in your apartment or house.
4. Techniques and materials
Arrange the pictures not only by theme and frames, but also by technique. Watercolors and drawings can be next to each other, but a sumptuous oil painting must stand apart, it is a way to emphasize its beauty and not overshadow others who would stand next to it.
And image size is an important factor to consider. If you have a large format copy, it usually stands alone, on a large wall. You can arrange smaller pictures into regular, square formations, and you can arrange them 3-4 in a row. Oval paintings, if they are large format, should stand alone. If they are smaller, they can be surrounded by smaller but the same shape.
6. Don’t rush
This is a rule that should be understood as an imperative. Do not quickly drill holes in the walls, and then repent. Carefully mark where each picture will stand, how many will be on one wall and what shape they are. They must be at the right distance from each other and from the edges of doors, windows, well integrated into the size of the wall. This is a job you can’t do alone.
7. The height at which the paintings are placed
The rule when keeping museologists is that the picture is placed at a height of meter and a half. So it is at the height of the eyes of the average man and can best be seen. Make sure it is neither too high nor too low, what you want to hang.
8. Fitting with furniture
Your pictures must be in harmony with the furniture in the room. So, not only in style and color, but also in the edges of their frames. They must be placed parallel to the edges of the furniture, and take into account the size of the set, table, fireplace, bed, ie. pieces of furniture above which the painting will stand.
A good choice of lighting can beautify your space to a great extent. Discreet, warm light, which indirectly illuminates parts of the interior, can seem magical. The same goes for the paintings on the walls. You can opt for single lighting or slightly larger, diffuse lighting, which can be spread over a couple of images. It depends on how much space you have, what is the purpose of the room and of course, what kind of pictures you are lighting.
Although hanging art is the domain of spatial creation and artistic approach, still without adequate tools, you could not do anything. You need pencils and a meter, rulers, basil, dowels, nails, a hammer. You can also provide silicon, in case of filling holes. You need to make sure that everything you put on the wall is well fastened because a fall could cause not only damage and destruction but also someone’s serious injury.
When you start the business of decorating the walls, it means that you have already set up your living space, according to your wishes and taste, and that you are left with finesse. Decorating the walls with paintings, combining, lighting, designing … it is a great challenge and immense enjoyment. When you’re finally done, you’ll almost feel sorry for yourself, because there’s no better job than creative. However, then there is a relaxation in a new environment and getting used to the beauty that surrounds us. We will share our satisfaction with friends and family and congratulate ourselves on a job well done.