Saturday, July 20, 2019

How to decorate a large wall in living room

If you are struggling with how to transform your living room walls by adding more personality and you would like to know how to decorate a large wall in your living room then this article is for you. Refresh your space by using this great idea to recycle some of your old artwork.
Living room decorating scheme

Recycle old paintings to decorate a large living room wall

There are many folks including myself who have many paintings but they are all different sizes, shapes and are in all types of frames. For example, some are watercolor, pencil drawings and oil paintings. So there is no way to hang them on the wall together because they will just look really odd. So they just sit around in your attic or garage storage space. Wouldn't it be nice if you could make use of all those paintings? You bought them so they are important to you otherwise you would not be holing on to them.

The solution to decorating a large wall

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In the photo above Fig. 1 the large wall above the sofa was filled with different sized art. But it looks like it flows very well due to the artwork has similar styled frames and the spacing between each decor is the same.

In Fig. 2 the artwork is different sized and the style of frame is similar but not exact. None the less it still looks great and flows well with the room. This was a very large space to decorate but by using the cluster scheme mentioned below it was a lot easier.

Fig. 3 the wall decor art is framed all in white frames matching the primarily white room color. Looks like all the art was created just for this room. In addition to the nice framed art decor, greenery is added by the use of indoor plants decorating the living room. The use of this decorating scheme is actually an excellent living room trend for decorating your home.

The solution is to pick out what you want to hang on the wall and then arrange them so that it suits you. Once you have the arrangement taken care of the next step is to have all your art framed in the same style of frame. The other important thing to watch out for is try to strive for frames that are of similar thickness and color if possible. Now your art flows together and has the appearance they were all created as one centerpiece for your living room wall. This is a great idea to use some of your existing artwork that maybe just sitting around with no place to go because it’s a mismatched piece. This is also a great way to cover a large portion of your wall. You may have a larger wall that is blank and needs a visual impact.

Decorate a large wall using the cluster scheme 

How to decorate a large wall
Decorating a wall using a cluster scheme - Photo courtesy of Photo by James Kemp
In the above photo notice how the art is of varying sizes. Some of the art is really tiny. Also notice all the frames are of similar color and style. The frames even match the ornate furniture. This gives the room a flowing appearance like all the art was specifically painted just for this room. This is an example of the cluster approach at it''s finest.

To arrange your art on the wall use the clustered approach. A clustered scheme is free form approach. Your artwork is arranged in a loosely specified manner to fill the empty wall space. Although asymmetric, a clustered scheme is still balanced and looks appropriate.

The big benefit by using this approach is that it is fantastic for all your artwork of various sizes. It's possible to arrange your artwork on the wall to fill the space. You now have complete freedom to use all or how much space you want. You may just decide to use a portion of the space. And with this approach it's going to look great.

Last word on decorating a large wall

The one thing to watch out for is to try to maintain a consistent space between all the artwork on the wall. Otherwise it can start to look unorganized and will not have that flowing effect you are looking for.

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