Your personal space is your ultimate sanctuary, so it’s only natural that you want to make it feel like yours. But what’s the best way to do that?
We can’t tell you what to hang on your walls—that’s up to you! But we can tell you how to make sure those choices reflect your personality and complement one another.
The trick is personalization: making sure every piece in your home complements all others and looks like it belongs there. This means that if you have a really big poster of a cat hanging over the couch, maybe don’t pick out a smaller cat print for the mantel above it. And, if you’re going for an art deco look in one room, don’t go abstract in another.
For example: If you have an abstract piece of art on one wall, try hanging a 3D poster on another one—it’ll create visual balance and add some extra dimensionality to the room (and make it feel more lived-in).
Think About Your Space
The first thing you’ll need to do is think about where you’re going to hang your new pieces. This will help you narrow down what kind of art piece would be best suited for that space. For example, if you have an open concept living room with high ceilings and lots of windows, then a large-scale photograph might look best. If your bathroom has a very small window and is across from the shower, then perhaps a smaller painting would work better for that spot since it wouldn’t have as much room for larger pieces.
What Kind of Art Are You Looking For?
If you’re looking for a painting that will fit into any room, consider an abstract one. It will be timeless and easy to match with other pieces in the future. If you’re interested in photography, look for one that has a special meaning for you or someone else in your life (like a family member). Your loved ones will appreciate the fact that their faces are being immortalized on your walls!
Groupings of Pictures Create Cohesion in Your Space
Hanging pictures together helps create a cohesive look in your space. You can group pictures by color, subject matter, or even by how they were taken. For example, maybe all of your photos are from vacations with friends; or perhaps they’re all taken at the same time of year; or perhaps all of them are black and white. To see how grouping works in real life, take a look at our photo gallery for more inspiration!
Hang Things That Have Personal Meaning to You
We all have things that hold special meaning for us—whether it be a piece of artwork by someone who has passed away or even something as simple as a ticket stub from an event that changed your life. These items remind us of memories we cherish or people we love dearly. So why not show them off?
Decide Whether You’ll Use Frames or Go Frameless
If you’re going for a clean look around the house, consider going frame-free. It doesn’t have to be all bare walls—you could pick a few spots where they will look good. For example, a gallery wall of unframed photos would be an interesting display on its own or in combination with other pieces of art or photos.
Or, if you want to go full frameless but still want some kind of structure behind things, try hanging artwork directly onto the wall using command strips or tape (which are both removable). This will give things a modern vibe and create some depth without taking away from the piece itself.
Don’t Be Afraid to DIY Your Own Art!
A framed poster or print can be a simple way of adding color and personality to a room. A collage of photos from an old vacation can bring back memories every time you look at it, or a portrait of your family members will make them feel closer when they come over (even if they live across town).
If DIY isn’t your thing, there are plenty of digital tools out there that will help you create your own wall art without all the hassle. There are also plenty of sites like Society6 and Redbubble, which have pre-made picture frames and artwork for sale! Again, it’s all about finding something that makes you happy!
Go Crazy with Color if You Love It
When it comes to decorating a room, most people think in terms of color schemes. They want their living room painted in a certain shade of blue or green, or they want their bedroom covered in reds and oranges. But when it comes time to choose art for your walls, don’t be afraid of going bold with color! Your home is your safe haven, so don’t be afraid to show off the things that make you happy by surrounding yourself with them in every room. If you love bright colors and bold patterns, then go all out! The most important thing is that everything works together, so don’t be afraid of clashing prints or patterns if they really speak to you.
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