They say, “If walls could speak…”, but in fact they can! They can tell tales through the art pieces with which they are decorated. Decorating walls through wall art items of various forms is common for all countries and cultures. Classy or shabby, cohesive or hodge-podge – everyone has some sort of art as a home decor item on their walls.
Photographs are an old favorite among home decor items. Custom framing or professionally portrait shots look graceful in any formal living area, while candid snapshots of the family being silly can grace the stair case or family room. You can add dimension to your home decor with items like shadow boxes and 3D frames where along with the picture, you can also display childhood memorabilia like your sons first shoe or his baseball bat from little league.
This is the least expensive way to add a home decor item on the wall. You can get poster prints rolled up at department stores or already matted and framed. From whimsical to down right funny, religious to romantic, you can get any kind of poster print to suit your decor.
Acrylics and Oils
These are normally more expensive home decor items, especially if you purchase them from an art gallery or exhibition. Some may command thousands of dollars in asking prices and even though that may seem like a pretty penny, that one item can transform your home decor dramatically. Apart from that it is a great money investment, and later, it can be sold or willed and passed through generations.
Wire art, beads and buttons, needle point, quilts and rugs are all becoming wall adornments and home decor items of some sort or the other. Some say it is because of a lack of space in small city dwellings, other say it is because people wan to re-use the same things but see them in a different context. Whatever the reason may be, seeing tiles or wool on the wall may be exquisite for some and just plain wacky for others.
The bottom line is – let your creativity go wild and adorn the walls in your home with decor items that have their own stories to tell. Your walls don’t have to be speechless any more – with appropriate home decor items you can make them speak the language you want!