Modern Wall Decor Ideas to Spice Up Any Space of Your House

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Are your spaces filled with furniture but you still feel that it is plain? Maybe you live in a modern home with big and impossible walls to fill in? Do you have troubles deciding what size or what type of wall decor to choose?

Don’t worry! This wall decor ideas and tips can help you conquer those problems.



How to Pick a Wall Decor

Before we start, you need to take a look at the wall you are going to fill and decide what art you should pick. A good rule of thumb is to choose a wall art that takes up the width of the wall, minus 6 to 12 inches on each side so it looks like it is entered.

If you have a 36 inches wall, leave about 6 inches on each side of the piece of art so you should choose something around 24 inches wide.


What if you are hanging a wall art over a bed, table or sofa?

Choose a piece of art or you can choose a series too, that is the same length as the furniture piece or smaller. Avoid wall decors that are wider than the furniture piece.


What if you have a gigantic wall?

Large canvas wall art can be hard to get into an apartment or can also be very expensive. Instead of this, choose a smaller piece that can be laid like a gallery wall or a collage.

You can also hang wall art in a triptych or diptych pattern. These wall arts are two, three or more panels of art that flows. Make sure to leave at least 2 inches between the pieces. If you want to do bigger spacing because of your huge wall, just keep it consistent.

Using removable wallpaper murals or large format canvasses can create a big, dramatic focal point. Choose an art that is vibrant, graphic or powerful.


How to Hang the Wall Art

Wall art height is the concept that often goes wrong. The rule of thumb is to hang the wall art at your sight line so you don’t have to look up too low or too high at it. This means the center of your wall art area should be 6 inches from the ground.

If you are hanging the art above the sofa or sofa table, hang the artwork so the bottom edge is 6 to 8 inches from the back end.

Once you already have an idea of a general spot, frame the area using a painter’s tape to visualize the spot. Stand back a few feet and see if you like where the art sits on the wall.

There are a lot of ways you can hang the wall art, depending on its weight. You can avoid putting holes on the wall by using adhesive removable mounting tabs.


Wall Decor Ideas

Wall decors come in different sizes and shape. There are traditional framed art, object collages, lightweight and unframed canvasses, and a lot more. Check out these wall decor ideas for inspiration:


Sculptural and Metal Wall Decor Ideas


Wall Panels


Symmetrical Gallery Wall Art


Using wall decors can make your home look livelier and less boring. It can also give the room more character. Wall decors can spice up any space, especially large walls.

Do you want to see more decoration ideas? Check out other design inspirations from Pinoy ePlans!

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