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The addition of art and photography into a room is a great way to personalize a space. Here are 5 ways that you can do it to create a unique room:
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1. Photo Wall
Buy a variety of picture frames that are in different sizes and shapes, but that have some common visual thread, such as all in black.
Collect your favorite family photos and convert them to black and white and enlarge or reduce them to the size of your frames.
Arrange them any way that you want, but cover an entire wall with them. This can also be done by simply tacking the same photos to a wall, or leaning them against a wall.
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Maybe keep one in color to create a focal point.
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What’s important about this look is that it become an overall pattern in itself, similar to wallpaper.
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2. GO LARGE
Scale has an amazing impact on a room. Buy the largest piece that your wall can take, hell wallpaper the wall with it, but use it as a backdrop to your furniture. This can dramatically change the character of the entire room.
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A large landscape painting can make you feel like you are in a garden.
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Don’t be afraid of clarity in the photo. This can actually enhance the drama of the piece.
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3. CREATE FOCUS
Select a piece to create a focus in your room.
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Place the most unique, largest, or most colorful piece at the position in the room that you want to be the most important visually.
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In a living room this could be over your fireplace.
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4. Double up for more impact
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When you have small pieces and a large wall, double up a couple of pieces and create a visual dialogue between them.
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Art should be interactive and create a reaction.
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The coupling of two pieces can add another dimension to both pieces .
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5. Shake it up- Mix up your mediums
Don’t be afraid to put three dimensional art next to two dimensional pieces, drawings next to paintings. Let each of your walls, in a room, have a unique composition.
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Nothing is more boring to me than seeing a room with one painting hanging on center of each wall. One of my favorite pieces is a fabric doll that I found at a junk store. It hangs amid a collection of artwork, some more important than others.
Old banners, old photos, a shovel….many everyday or vintage items can be very interesting mixed into your art walls.