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7 Wall Art Arrangement Ideas

7 Wall Art Arrangement Ideas

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It may appear daunting to design your interior, not knowing which wall art works with the home, if you have the correct colour scheme or theme, but you'll thank yourself when you see how simple and enjoyable the task can be. Before you begin, here are some pointers to keep in mind as well as words of wisdom from the industry's best.

Use your imagination.

It's time to get creative with your home. There are rules to remember and rules to break. Think outside the box is an important rule to remember. Remove the basic design and replace it with a vibrant pop of colour or an elaborate design that will inspire anyone who comes across it. “I always put in one controversial item,” says American interior designer Dorothy Draper. It gets people talking.”

Don't rush, and don't try to force it.

It works when it works. You won't need someone to tell you when something doesn't work; you'll just know. “Be faithful to your own taste, because nothing you really like ever goes out of style,” says decorator Billy Baldwin.

Don't go overboard with your spending.

There's no need to spend a fortune attempting to arrange wall art. This is something to think about early on in the planning process, so make a budget for yourself, plan, and you'll be well on your way to designing the room that speaks to you. Even with financial constraints, there is no shortage of options. Remember interior designer and author Charlotte Moss's words: "An empty room is a story waiting to happen, and you are the author."

Collect the necessary equipment.

Designing your interior with wall art necessitates some forethought and research. You'll need to plan ahead of time if you want to hang these artworks throughout the house. Everyone who enters the house will be influenced by the wall art. “The best rooms have something to say about the people who live in them,” says British interior designer David Hicks.

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Favorite pieces: combining old and new

Don't be afraid to combine old and new, antique and modern. You might even want to start your wall art arrangement with your favourite piece, something you've had for a long time, or perhaps a piece of art that has been passed down through the generations. Make this piece the focal point of your room and arrange your wall art to complement it. “Designers and people in general are too drawn to ‘new,' but nothing ages faster than ‘newness.' “All of my objects reflect [a] marriage between the past and the present,” says Marcel Wanders, a Dutch interior designer.

The proper type of framing

When it comes to framing your wall art, don't be afraid to mix and match. Frames can be just as visually appealing as a photograph or painting, so why not choose a variety of frames to complement your wall art? You might be pleasantly surprised by the outcome.

Colour and lighting

When arranging wall art, two factors must be considered: lighting and wall colour. The proper lighting will enhance the beauty of the room and create a warm atmosphere, whereas the incorrect lighting will make the interior appear awkward and uncomfortable to be in. Simultaneously, when hanging up your beautiful pieces, consider your wall colour and make sure they don't clash but complement each other. “To be successful, the objects in a house must communicate with one another, respond to one another, and balance one another,” says French interior designer Andree Putman.


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