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Home Interior Design Tips on Decorating your Space with Wall Art
By Charles Bowes

How to Decorate your Space with Wall Pictures


If a room in your house lacks character, by simply placing some fine art prints on the walls can actually make quite an impact. Wall pictures are a necessary accessory in your home and are great to tie in with the room's style and color accent. Before you go off to buy some new pictures for your walls there are a few things you need to plan and decide upon. Here is a home interior design guide on how to decorate your space with wall art.
Shop for Wall Art by Room
The kind of home you have and the mood, ambience and style of decor you create, should be perfectly designed to suit your lifestyle. Deciding on a style for your room should be determined by the lifestyle you choose and not by what's the latest home interior design trend.
Whichever room you are wanting to decorate, whether it be your bedroom, living area, kitchen or office space, you need to decide what you want to get out of that space. For example:
  • do you want to hold dinner parties or entertain?
  • do you want a quiet retreat to get away from the hustle and bustle?
  • Is this an area for the kids to play in?
  • Is this a room for your hobby?
  • Once you have decided what you want to use the room for, you can now choose a color theme to suit the function of the room. For example, mellow greens and neutrals for your 'quiet retreat room', lively yellow for the kids room, or pale tranquil blue for your office space.
    So far we have established the function and color of the room in question, this then gives us the basis on choosing the right art prints for the area.
    For example:
    bright colorful cartoon pictures for the kids room mellow pastel floral pictures for your quiet retreat area, or tranquil landscape and scenic pictures for your office space.

    CHOOSE YOUR STYLE
    Like paint color, artwork can immediately establish or change a room's mood. Not only can it pull the room together, but you can use it to create a style uniquely your own.
    Traditional & classic
    Modern

    Contemporary
    Fun & entertaining
    Casual
    Romantic

    The style of the room is totally dependent on your own personal taste and this is the time when you can inject your own personality into the room through artwork and textured accessories.

    Suggested art picture styles:

    Fun & Entertaining: Pictures can include bright colors both in the print and on the frame. Fun and entertaining pictures can include kittens and puppies, or comedian actors such as the Three Stooges or Laurel & Hardy.
    Modern With the strong black accents in the framed iron-work and the tapestries, striking black and white photos are a natural choice for a modern and sophisticated look.
    Calm Retreat: To reinforce the mood of a nestled, cozy retreat, use artwork with neutral, earthy colors and a horizontal landscape subject.
    You can even mix and match different styles to create a unique style of your own. For example, frame traditional black and white photo prints in a modern black iron frame.
    Arranging and Hanging your Pictures
    In order to get the maximum effect of your wall pictures in terms of adding character and a focal point to the room, you need to decide where and how you want to hang them.
    Here are some suggestions to help you decide how to get the best effects from your pictures:-
    Modern Gallery Look: To create a modern art gallery feel, particularly nice in hallways, lobbies and stairwells, give each piece ample breathing room. Stand at the center of the first piece and take one swift, or two small steps along the wall. This is a good center for the next piece.
    Above a Sofa: When placing art above furniture such as a sofa, you need to hang the picture about six to nine inches above the sofa, or at eye level.
    Cluster Arrangements: Tightly group an even number of pictures together to give a statement or a focal point. This works on either large or small wall spaces, depending on the look you want.
    In a row: By placing an odd number of pictures in a horizontal line to each other gives balance and the sense of space. This works well in hallways or stairwells.
    By deciding where and how to hang your pictures, whether it be a tight cluster or a single print above a sofa, you can then determine the size and shape of the pictures you need to buy.
    When you have decided on the room's function, color and style, you are in a much better position to go shopping for wall pictures that fit in with the overall theme.
    Summary
    Wall pictures are an underestimated home interior design accessory. This is probably because most people do not know what to do with their pictures in order to get the maximum effect in a room. Before you go hanging up your pictures make sure you plan ahead what you want to get out of that room. Decide on the function, style and color of the room first before you buy your artwork. By doing this you are in a much better position to buy the right type of art picture to fit in with the theme and color accent of your room.


    By Lee Robbins Tips For A Contemporary Style Master Bedroom


    If you want a sleek and stylish look in your master bedroom, then you might consider the contemporary home decorating style. This is an interior design that gets its fascinating looks from minimalist accessories and beige tones with black and white accents. Contemporary styling can provide your master bedroom with the allure of modern design.
    Window treatments are important in the bedroom and you need to choose them carefully for a good contemporary look. You are going for a look which is minimalist for your drapes or valances. For privacy, you might consider sheers, or even wooden blinds depending on if you are going for a light or masculine look.
    Choosing a bed and bureaus that match each other as well as your style will give your master bedroom a professional appearance. Look for sleek steel pieces for a better contemporary appeal and interest. Some darker woods with clean lines can look nice as well. Stick with pieces that have a sleek linear style.
    Lighting is a big element of any decorating style and contemporary home decorating is no different. For this style, you want your bedroom lights to have a modernistic appeal. Try adding some bedside lamps to your master bedroom in this decorating scheme for a charming look.
    Great flooring can help pull the whole look together. Itís key to choose flooring which is pleasing to the interior design color and also style. Look for short pile or shag rugs in white, black or beiges can serve to become a nice compliment to the design theme.
    Decorating with artwork, vases and knick knacks in your master bedroom will help personalize the room, but you need to be careful not to go overboard as too many accessories will diminish the contemporary look. Buy decorative accessories which have a minimalist theme. Buy items that reflect your own tastes to add a touch of your unique personality to your master bedroom.
    Adopting a contemporary home decorating style in your master bedroom can help you add fantastic appeal in your home. If you take care to choose your decorative items wisely, you will have a great look that will also be a comforting place for you to relax after a long hard day!

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