Decorate Your Walls

Walls are essentially blank canvases. They are smooth clean surfaces waiting to be painted on or decorated. Your options really are endless when it comes to decorating your walls. They can be used to make a space seem bigger or smaller, they can make a room darker or throw more light – it just depends on what you want to do with it. In fact with so many options available for wall décor today, it could actually be overwhelming to make a decision which is why we are here to help!

Make a statement

The best way to utilize wall space is to create a statement wall. This makes the decorating process a lot simpler. What this means is that you pick a wall – any one wall in a room or a key wall in a house and you make that wall stand out from all the rest. In individual rooms like bedrooms, the easiest way to do this is to paint that one wall a different colour to the rest. A fun alternative to painting one wall is to wall paper just one wall. The great thing about creating a statement wall is that the colour or print will not overwhelm you or the room later in terms of the attention it draws, allowing you to experiment and take some risks like pick an oversized floral wall paper for one wall.

Paint a mural

Painting a mural on a wall is also a great way to make a statement wall and decorate your walls. If you’ve seen professionally painted murals then you may be a little intimidated but have no fear, you could do it yourself if you are on a budget. All you need to do is google pictures that are colour by number for adults.

Pick an image you like and have it printed to scale or print the image in reverse so that you can project it onto a wall. Then simply buy your paint colours and get started. Follow the guide on the colour by number for adults image – each colour has a number and you paint all areas with that number a particular colour. It’s actually very easy!

Gallery walls

Yet another fun option for wall décor is to create a gallery wall. Now this can be done against a simple white or other light painted wall or to add extra oomph you could have a gallery wall on a patterned or brightly painted wall. Pick your favourite photographs, art prints and drawing and have them framed. Having a variety of sizes is good as long as the frames are in the same colour palate. Then hang your images so they hit at eye level and you are done!

Article by Matthew Gowin

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