6 Ways to Display Your Wall Decor

"Let's see, I got my furniture placed...check! Rug...check! Window treatments up...check! All my favorite knick knacks...check! Wall decor...ahhh I knew I was forgetting something". If you're like me, then typically wall decor is the last thing when going through my list of design elements for my home, and rightfully so! Wall decor should be somewhat the final touches along with some of the smaller accessories. I like to think they have three main purposes: 1. To accentuate the larger pieces of furniture; 2. To add character and personality to the style and look you're going for; and 3. To fill in the gaps. (I'm not talking about completely filling every whitespace on a wall, that's just overkill. Ain't nobody got time for that!)

Front & Centered

If you have a mantle or a couch that is a beautiful focal point in your home but is looking a little lonely with the empty space above, this is where you can show off that gorgeous ornate mirror or that large, timeless, rustic clock you've been secretly wanting! Centering {or even off centering} a frame over a mantle or a larger piece of furniture in a space will create that elegant yet minimalistic feel; not to mention it will actually brighten  up your space and make your wall space look larger than it is! If you are going the front and centered route, try and keep the frame slightly smaller in proportion to whatever is below it. You don't want it to detract, but instead enhance what is already around it.

Design by PepperJack Interiors

Design by PepperJack Interiors

Horizontal

Displaying two or three frames in a horizontal line in a space is perfect for a non-cluttered yet simplistic focal point. Typically it would be placed on a wider space over a wider piece of furniture. I personally love using two or three similar artwork pieces and displaying them horizontally on a wall that is more visible for guests when they come over, or even in an enclosed space used for inspiration such as an office.

Design by Studio McGee

Design by Studio McGee

Vertical

If you have a skinny spot between a window and a door near your entryway and it just needs a bit of a designers touch, you can add a few frames and stack them on top of each other, even if one frame is portrait and the other landscape! This will help lengthen the height of the ceiling as well and add the "finished" look to a home. Nobody likes living in a home that feels incomplete! Again, I'm not saying that every single skinny space needs to have something, but the spaces that are seen the most are going to need some love.

Design by In The Fields

Design by In The Fields

Gallery

If you have a large blank wall space that is a great potential focal point, hit it with a gallery of your favorite complimentary artwork with staggered frames of all different sizes. The thinner the frame, the more classic and lighter it will look. The thicker the frame, the more bolder-of-a-look it will have. Galleries can work in any size of a space, whether its a smaller space that needs a filler or a larger wall that needs some love. 

Design by Adairs

Design by Adairs

Mis-Match

You're feeling brave and bold, you can try something different like including a couple different objects in a collage like adding a mirror next to a picture frame, or even add a clock in the mix! The different shapes on the wall can be organized on a wall to create a beautiful and dimensional aesthetic. 

Design by Swiish

Design by Swiish

Layered

Layering frames is becoming more and more popular lately! Whether it's on top of a shelf or on a mantle above the fireplace, adding a layered look can be fun if you have frames of different sizes with different types of art like adding some framed lettering and layering it over some abstract art or framed photography. 

What's your favorite way to display wall decor? Comment below!

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