One of the most important aspects of decorating is making sure that you have interesting wall decor to accentuate your theme. These days, you don’t have to limit yourself to a few picture frames or paintings, so if you really want to create an interesting look in your house, then dispense with the idea of hanging up family photos and stuffy old oil paintings and consider some of the ideas below.
One of my favorite ways to decorate the wall is by using architectural elements. By this I mean old doors, wrought iron gates, corbels, porch pieces – anything that you might normally find on the outside of the house can add depth and interest to your inside walls. When it comes to architectural elements, the more wear the piece has and the chippier the paint, the better! This aging and wear gives character to the piece and adds interest.
These days, you don’t have to go to salvage yards or dumps to find this type of wall decor. In fact you can buy new items that are made to look like old architectural pieces. My personal favorite are wrought iron pieces that look like old gates or fences. These go with a wide range of decorating themes and look great on your walls.
Today, you don’t have to put your modern art sculptures on a pedestal to be admired because there are plenty of fine wall art sculptures that you can hang on the walls. Usually these are metal or a mixture of metal and wood and have a contemporary appeal. Wall sculptures are three-dimensional and stick out a bit from the wall adding depth and interest. Modern, contemporary, eclectic and zen type decorating themes can benefit from these the most.
Wall Stencils Or Murals
If you really want to make a huge statement in your room, then you might want to opt for a wall stencil or mural. Some of these murals can take up the whole wall and have a realistic look to them. I love the ones that look like french doors opening up into a beautiful garden or view of the sea.
Stencils are a bit more artsy than murals and can give your room a handmade look. I’ve seen some great stencils that look like rock walls with vines and ivy. If you are the least bit creative, then stencils will allow you to exercise that creativity to make a piece of wall art which you can enjoy every day as well as show off to your guests.
Wall murals and stencils go with a variety of decorating themes including old world, shabby chic, french country and even some contemporary styles.
There are many other types of interesting wall decor you can use to liven up a room, but the three listed above are a great place to start looking. Depending on your decorating theme, you should be able to find something to match. Decorating your walls properly will help tie your room decor together and give your home a professional, finished look.