Let’s admit it: a wall’s a canvas that’s easily ruined by blandness and carelessly chosen, gaudy decor alike. It’s thought-out-nuancing that breathes life into your interior, and walls are no exception; but how to choose the decor that will fit in and yet stand out just enough? This article is a short guide on shopping for, or crafting, the perfect statement pieces to proudly put against your walls.
The decor is all about contrast. From modest little pictures to bold paintings to intricately shaped geometric shapes, everything we hang or paint on a wall should add a daub of fresh color. Does it have to be literally color, though? Here are a few clever ways in which you can create an eye-catching contrast.
Try mixing natural textures against sleeker artificial surfaces, such as a wood map on a perfectly smooth crisp white wall, or just the opposite, a shiny metal frame on a crafty-looking wall full of perfect imperfections.
- Color warmth
Try using warm hues against a generally cold backdrop or vice versa, like combining apricot and lavender in a mouthwatering, sunny dining room.
To truly make a statement, introduce intricately detailed pieces to a place where everything is clean-cut and minimal, from an exuberant plant shelf to that heirloom watch that used to belong to a person whose memory you hold dear.
The Luxury of Being Yourself
You can try and combine a couple of the tactics above, or choose one and stick to it if you prefer to play it safe. Whichever you pick, don’t hesitate to add a touch of your personality to your interior. Show off your preferences, hobbies, and experience. Hang a map on the wall made of solid wood to tell the story of the places you’ve been to, or share your love of books with the world by applying statement shelves. Experiment!