Maximizing Your Wall Space

After the paint dries and the furniture is in place, the final step to adding that personal touch to a home is to decorate the walls. Choosing the right wall décor in Fremont can quickly take a room from bland and stark to warm and inviting, and can elevate a space making it appear well thought out and cohesive.

The walls of any home can be considered a blank canvas, and how you decorate them can set tone of your entire space. Adding style and personality is easy when following the tricks of the trade and expert advice.

Tip #1 – Center at 60 Inches

The most basic and essential rule of thumb which typically works with almost any wall is to place the center of the art or decorative piece at a height of 60 inches from the floor. Be sure to account for the hanging wire on the backs of frames when measuring the height or it will be too low to mount at just the right level.

Tip #2 – Size Matters

A wall with too much art on it can end up looking too busy and cluttered while too little artwork can tend to look empty. Finding the happy balance can be achieved by measuring the width of the wall. The total width of the décor should be as close to 57% of the total wall width as possible. This can be completed by measuring the wall and multiplying the amount by 0.57. When hanging over furniture, such as a sofa, the width of the décor should not exceed 75% of that furniture to prevent decor from overpowering the room.

When hanging art over a fireplace, choose a piece that is equal to the size of the fireplace itself, regardless of the mantel size. The balance of the artwork will help the fireplace wall to appear more cohesive.

Tip #3 Plan the Layout

Before the décor is permanently mounted, the final layout should be arranged in advance. The floor makes the perfect “practice wall” allowing any items to be placed and the layout to be played around with until it looks just right.

When adjusting and readjusting the layout, take a picture of each new arrangement so that they can be compared and remembered for when it’s time to put hammer to nail.

Tip #4 Mix It up

Consider mixing up your wall decor by varying pieces including mirrors, artwork, a clock or wood signs. Don’t feel limited to frames and photos only, however include additional items to add interesting balance, personality, and professional visual interest. Non traditional items such as reclaimed wood, plates, and pallets can all make for fun and beautiful conversation pieces.

Tip #5 Follow Your Instinct

When all is said and done, we have to follow our instinct when making decisions about what looks best in our own minds. After all, we are the ones that will come home to the wall décor, for better or for worse. It might as well be appealing to the ones who matter most.

For assistance with home and wall décor in Fremont, Puget Services is here to help. We are experts in all areas of home services, including professional decorating and home services from paint to plumbing. Give us a call at (888) 435-1212 for a consultation, or more tips and tricks regarding all of your home décor desires.



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