Take advantage of your blank wall this season and display a piece of art that represents you and brings a new sense of character to your home.

Not every home screams opportunity when you consider all factors of space, affordability, and accessibility. But, if you happen to be blessed with a blank wall in your home, embrace it with confidence as it is a chance for the design that can be relatively inexpensive and provides countless amounts of decorative freedom.

Make your wall art a reflection of your personality and let it control the mood of the space it is in. Use color, pattern, texture, and scale to create a stunning end result and take pride in your decision making to make your designing journey one that is fun and uplifting.

Start by Measuring Your Wall

By understanding the exact measurements of your space, you can take full advantage of what you have the potential for creatively. When choosing elements to place on your wall, be wary of balance and scale.

Try planning before buying or putting your chosen wall art up. An expert would either draw out a plan or even use a space of the same scale, like the floor or a table, to place every bit of art down and structure it into a shape they love and then proceed to execute the final product on the wall.

The last thing you want is a cluttered wall, so make use of your inner organizational skills and mix them with your creativity to create an end product you are proud of.

Embrace Colour

Colour determines the mood of a room. Too much colour causes a room to look messy and uncomfortable. A minimal amount of colour can cause the room to seem boring and simplistic. Even a minimalistic themed room deserves a bit of colour, every room needs personality!

Try having a solid coloured wall and then complimenting it with art that has splashes of that solid colour within it. Or, when in doubt, stick to shades. Black and white match almost anything and have an elegant element.

In your wall art adventure, create an area that is inviting. By colour and pattern blocking, you may risk feelings of calmness and serenity to transfer into stress and unease. Hence, the colours of your wall art must compliment the colours throughout the rest of the room. This is easily achievable by matching the colours with other elements in the room. You might place a sculpted art piece that is in sync with the shades of your bed linen. The shelves you place on your dining room wall may be the same wood as your dining table.

Texture Is Fun

Texture can consist of anything from adding natural elements on your walls like plants to sculptural and metal wall décor ideas. Frames create amazing opportunities for added texture into your room. Either put a bunch of matching frames together or mismatch the frames. You can spread them across a wall or clutter them together in an organized manner. If you’re interested in a more symmetrical, organized look on your wall, try hanging frames in sets or trios. By placing them on an equal level side by side, they will scale the room perfectly. The rest of your room should repeat the tidy style to avoid clashing.

A mirror is also a perfect way to open up the room and create space. The reflection not only doubles the interior throughout the room but makes space seem bigger than it is. This is great for a small room.

The surface area of your wall can be used to build texture. A rough brick wall or plaster paneling is a wonderful use of wall space and instantly builds personality. The look of your wall can evoke feelings in you and your guests and is a simple way to devise minimal art with leaving a large effect.

If you are lucky enough to have a home with a blank canvas, add some art to it. Use the wall as an opportunity to show your style throughout your home and create something you are proud of.

Published by Mary Fontenot