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Walls that Wow: Adding Personality with Art and Décor

Hey there, fellow décor enthusiasts! Let's talk about how to spice up those boring walls with some rad art and decorative elements. You don't need to be a pro artist to add some personality and flair to your space. Here are some fun and creative ideas that will make your walls pop!


Get Mural-licious!

You know what's cooler than a regular painting? A giant, jaw-dropping mural! Whether it's a dreamy landscape or a trippy abstract design, a mural can totally transform your room. And the best part? It's like a permanent vacation for your eyes. But before you start, it's important to determine if your space is right for a mural. Look around and consider the size and shape of your walls. Is there a large, blank canvas that could benefit from a striking image? Or would a smaller, more subtle mural be a better fit for your space?

Once you've decided to add a mural, it's time to choose the perfect image to compliment your décor. Consider the overall style and colour scheme of your room. Do you prefer a bold, graphic design or something more subtle and understated? Think about the mood you want to create and choose an image that will enhance that feeling.

When it comes to selecting the right image, you can get creative! You might choose a stunning landscape to bring the outdoors in, or a whimsical abstract design to add some playfulness to your space. The possibilities are endless! Just be sure to choose an image that you will love for years to come.


Create a Gallery Wall of Awesomeness!

After years of hoarding my favourite art pieces and prints from my travels, I finally took the time to frame and display them on a stunning gallery wall that runs up our stairs. And let me tell you, it's a total showstopper!

If you too have a collection of posters, prints or photographs, don't let them collect dust in some forgotten corner! It's time to channel your inner artist and create your own gallery wall. It's the perfect opportunity to showcase your unique tastes and tell a captivating visual story. To make it even more fun, experiment with different sizes and styles of frames, add canvases or decorative plates and mix and match until you find the perfect layout. Who says you have to stick to boring uniformity? Let your creativity run wild and make it a reflection of your personality. One useful tip is to use masking tape to map out the placement of your pictures on the wall before hanging them.

Start by measuring your wall space and determining the arrangement of your pictures. Once you have an idea of where you want to hang them, use masking tape to outline the exact position of each picture. This will enable you to visualize the layout and make any necessary adjustments before committing to the final placement.

Another tip is to experiment with different configurations, such as creating a symmetrical or asymmetrical arrangement, depending on your preferences. You can also try playing with the spacing between the pictures to create a more dynamic and visually appealing composition. And trust me, with just a little bit of effort and imagination, you can create a gallery wall that's Pinterest-worthy and guaranteed to be the envy of your friends and family.


Wall panelling or decorative moulding

As a design enthusiast, I have found that incorporating wall panelling and decorative wall mouldings can truly elevate a room and add depth and character to any space. I have personally loved adding wall mouldings and panelling to certain rooms in our home, as it has given them a sense of elegance which tied in perfectly with our eclectic style.

Whether you choose a classic style or a more modern and funky pattern, they are a versatile and fun way to add personality and sophistication to your walls. They are also a great way to bring cohesion to a space and tie together different design elements. So, if you're looking to take your home décor to the next level, consider adding wall panelling or decorative mouldings - you won't regret it!

Sculpt Your Walls into Coolness!

Who says sculptures belong on pedestals? Wall sculptures are a fun and unexpected way to add some dimension and texture to your space. Whether it's a funky metal piece or a wood carving, a wall sculpture can become a conversation starter and a statement piece in your room. Plus, it's like having a 3D art exhibit in your own home!



Wallpaper, But Make It Fun!

Ok, hear us out. We know wallpaper might make you think of grandma's house, but trust us, it's back and cooler than ever! From bold patterns to whimsical prints, wallpaper is a playful and easy way to add some pizzazz to your walls. Plus, it's a great option if you're renting and can't paint your walls. If you're not up for wallpapering an entire room, don't worry - there are other options to explore.

Consider adding a feature wall or incorporating wallpaper with some panelling or moulding to create a more three-dimensional feel. When it comes to choosing the right print for your wallpaper, there are a few things to keep in mind. Firstly, consider the size of the room. If you have a small space, you might want to choose a smaller print to avoid overwhelming the room. However, I personally prefer having a bolder and larger print in a small space as it creates a sense of depth and enhances the area. Another important factor to consider is the colour of the wallpaper. If you want to create a cohesive look with your furniture and décor, choose a wallpaper that complements or contrasts with the existing colour scheme. Additionally, if you're using a bold or busy print, consider pairing it with simpler décor pieces to avoid a cluttered look. Finally, don't be afraid to experiment with different styles and patterns. Wallpaper is a fun and playful way to express your personality and add some personality to your space. Whether you choose a geometric print or a floral pattern, let your creativity run wild and have fun with it!

In conclusion, adding art and decorative elements to your walls is a fun and creative way to express your personal style and make your space unique. Whether you go big with a mural, eclectic with a gallery wall, funky with a wall sculpture, or playful with wallpaper, there's no wrong way to spice up your walls. So go ahead and let your imagination run wild and turn those boring walls into a work of art!

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Thank you so much! I've been meaning to spice up our walls for a while! These are all such great tips and ideas 😊

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