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How to Choose the Right Wall Art for Your Space


Figuring out how to decorate your walls can feel like an overwhelming task. What pieces will fit well with your space? How do you find décor that matches your style? Where should you hang things? Don’t worry — we are here to answer all the questions swirling around in your mind.

Follow these three tips, and you’ll be well on your way to making your walls beautiful and interesting.

Determine how much wall space you need to fill.

The first step towards the perfect wall décor is to take note of the size of the space you need to accessorize. A small bathroom wall versus a large living room with cathedral ceilings will obviously have different needs. You want the scale of your decorative pieces to correlate with the height and width of your walls. Take measurements of your space to bring with you for reference while you’re shopping — that way you can have a more accurate idea of how items will fit before you purchase anything.

What colors and textures fit with the style of the room?

Perhaps the most difficult part of shopping for wall décor is determining what pieces compliment the style of your space. Home décor should tell the story of what is meaningful to you and your family while also maintaining a sense of the color palette and mood of the room.

For example, if you are striving to create a modern farmhouse style for your home, try to find meaningful pieces that incorporate things like raw wood, neutral tones, or even rustic metal elements.

As you shop, be mindful of the colors and textures you already have in your space. If you have a neutral color scheme in your home, then you will have a lot of freedom when choosing colors and patterns for your décor. If you’ve already established accent colors in your space, however, then you will want to select decorations that match that color palette.

This process of identifying your style and preferred color scheme is much easier when working with an interior designer. At Reid’s Fine Furnishings, we offer complimentary design services with your purchase — so you can be confident that you are buying the right types of pieces for your home.

Hang decor in a way that balances the space. Avoid over-crowding your walls.

So you’ve found the perfect wall décor for your home — now how should you hang things? Generally, wall hangings look best when grouped with the furniture and fixtures in your home. For example, you can create interesting focal points by placing a beautiful wall canvas above your sofa, or a collage of framed photos above your fireplace. By anchoring décor to these larger pieces in your home, you are creating logical groupings that draw the eye.

We also recommend keeping at least a few inches of space between different pieces of décor to prevent the space from looking messy or crowded. Additionally, don’t feel like you need to have something hanging on every part of your wall. Maintaining some blank space makes the room feel larger and prevents the wall from looking crowded.

And remember — if you still don’t feel confident with hanging your pieces, our interior designer can also assist with the décor placement process.

We hope these tips have helped answer some of your wall décor questions. If you would like more assistance with decorating your dream home, we would love to help. Visit our Roanoke showroom or make an appointment at our Lynchburg Design Studio today!