Are you looking at making some changes to your home this winter/fall? I thought today I would look at some examples of wall art that I recommend that you give a try. I find from September onwards I crave change, whether that be decluttering, decorating or simply having a swap around of furniture. How about this year you take it one step further and look at some new wall art. Adding art to a room can add so much character, plus it’s that finishing touch that can pull a room together.
There are some things to consider that I wanted to mention first, then I will talk about three wall art ideas for three different rooms.
Consider the Scale of the space – Place large-scaled items into a space to fill the wall, you want the item to fill the space but not overpower it. Or alternatively, think about adding smaller artwork of different sizes that make a gallery wall. Try to have something connecting the pieces, even if it’s just the frame or the subject, I prefer an eclectic wall gallery with lots of colours, but monochrome work just as well.
Budget – Consider the amount of money you have to decorate a space before you get grand ideas and discover that your idea would break the budget. This is even more important if you are starting from scratch. Buying items that are already framed can help with this, a framing separately can really add up.
Time – Remember that decorating a space takes time. It is always a trial and error, don’t be afraid to admit you need to make changes.
Looking for something large to cover a wall, add interest or colour? I am a fan of a tapestry as wall art, and the two examples I have found are bold designs that are very lightweight, made from microfiber and are available in three different sizes. They feature incredible artwork to complement any wall space.
Each tapestry is hemmed at the edges for secure hanging on your wall with nails or thumbtacks.
Posters for me are a firm favourite if you looking for affordable wall art for children’s bedrooms. They can be simply hung on the wall using good old blu or white tack as well as special tape that won’t mark the walls. You can of course also get them framed, and if you choose carefully a frame that works for most artwork, such as a plain black, white or wood you can swap the posters out easily and cost-effectively as your child grows.
I like the idea of going for something more childlike, such as the example below for a younger children’s room.
As they get older and into the music scene a more mature look which wouldn’t really date would be some black and white photography of bands and singers of the past. These would work well for them to take to University too.
Framed prints are the traditional wall art and work perfectly in all settings.
The right frame can transform almost any image into a high-end work of art, and the right frame plus the right image can create a truly spectacular addition to the walls of your home.
So are you ready to look for some new artwork to don on your walls this winter?