Choosing the right wall home decor for your interior design is not as simple as it seems. It takes more thought and consideration than to pick out random decor pieces to place on the walls in your home. Instead, the right decor on the walls will not serve only as the finishing touches for your home, the decor will also continue your style choices.
You can have all of the right furnishings and accessories in your home, however, the interior will still feel incomplete if wall home decor is absent from the rooms. So, how do you select the perfect decor for your walls? What do you need to do to create the right look?
If you are interested in wall hangings, you need to be aware of the ‘golden rectangle’. These are the ideal proportions for wall hangings. For example, if the decor you want has measurements of 1.6 times the length (or vice versa), the decor will have the perfect measurements. These are considered perfect ratios and the wall hanging will look great whether you hang it horizontally or vertically.
On the other hand, wall hangings that have measurements that fall between the golden rectangle and a square may hang awkwardly on the wall. Wall hangings that are too narrow or long may look more like scrolls that pieces of home decor.
Windows, doors, existing wall hangings and larger pieces of furniture are all guidelines that can be used for scale. Wall hangings that have measurements larger than these guidelines may appear over-sized once they are placed on the wall.
For visual appeal, as well as convenience, wall decor should be placed a minimum of one hand span from other features like window frames, corners and door frames. There should also be at least one foot of wall space between the top of the wall decor and the ceiling. Bear in mind that choosing a piece of wall decor that is around the same height as a door or window may make the interior space feel off balanced or awkward.
A better placement option would be to hang the decor over or below the frame so the placement will not feel sloppy or accidental. You can also choose to hang one or more pieces together for a more seamless look.
Style And Color
Because wall decor for the home can take up a lot of space and are highly visible, they can instantly boost decorating themes and colors that are already in place. This means that if you are looking for a harmonious contrast, look for decor that has complementary colors. These are colors that are on the opposite side of the color wheel.
However, do this with caution because the combination of some complementary colors cause a vibration effect. The vibration effect can make it difficult for the eyes to process the colors, and results can be unappealing and even painful.
Wall home decor, even more than other types of decor is a relatively less risky way to experiment with your interior design. Create a template of cutouts with different colors, patterns and textures to test out ideas before committing to a piece of wall decor.