10 Ways To Decorate Your Walls.
When you move from an apartment to a house, you may be amazed how much empty wall space you will have. Most people only think about furniture when moving to a larger home, but what about your walls? There are many different ways that you can dress up your walls, and you don’t need to hire a decorator to do them.
1. Photographs- photo frames have come a long way from the standard 8×10” and 4×6” rectangle, wood frames. There are different shapes, sizes, and colors available for frames. Try a collage frame, a frame that is a unique shape and holds a lot of photos. These frames can be found virtually everywhere. They can cost anywhere between $5 and $50 dollars. Target has a very large variety of these frames at reasonable prices.
2. Iron- there are many large pieces of iron décor, that come in a variety of different shapes and sizes (though they tend to be large). These sculptures are ornate and come in a variety of finishes. These items are usually found in stores with lawn and garden departments.
3. Wall Scrolls- these pieces originated in the East and are usually very ornate. You can find them in black and white and in rich colors. They can be made of a thick paper or a thin cloth hung from a rod. Typically these scrolls reach from near the top of the wall to the bottom, but smaller one’s are available.
4. Woodcarvings- many cultures make woodcarvings, and they have meaning to a variety of people. You can find carvings that match your décor, color scheme, or interests. These carvings are made from a variety of woods, with a variety of finishes, some are even painted. You can find carvings from Bali, Africa, South America, the Middle East, Asia, Celtic designs, as well as American pieces.
5. Wall Decals- wall decals are smaller pieces of wallpaper, vinyl, or large stickers that come in a variety of shapes and colors. These decals are typically found in nurseries but can also be bought for other rooms. The new trend in decals is words and phrases written on walls (these can also be done with stencils). Visit www.uppercaseliving.com for a variety of decal options.
6. Decorative Plates- these are plates that are not made for eating, but are elaborately painted, and are made to hang on the wall. They are available in plate or platter sizes. Many of these plates are hand painted and have been common in homes for many years. Some come with mountings in the back, others fit into small metal holders that hold them up on the wall.
7. Art Work- most people think of artwork as being fairly expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. You can buy art used, from new artists, or if you are really bold you could paint some yourself to save money.
8. Posters- posters aren’t just for teens anymore; they are now available for adults. Posters can reproductions of famous art, photographs, or of old time advertisements. Some posters can even look as good as expensive art when framed. For good quality posters and great guarantee on all products visit Allposters.com.
9. Tapestries- wall tapestries are made a thin or thick material and hung from metal or wooden rods. Tapestries have been used as decor in households for thousands of years, and come in many styles, colors, and with a variety of content.
10. Wall murals- these massive pieces of art are a relatively new trend. They are posters that typically vary from 72×48in to 144×96in, though they can be found in larger sizes. You can find these at Allposters.com also.
Remember that your home is your personal space and it should be a reflection of you. So fill your home with things that interest you and what you find beautiful.