ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Powerfully Revamp a Room Through Creative Wall Art – Beyond Just Artwork

Updated on March 26, 2018

Elegant Living Room

Elegant Living Room
Elegant Living Room | Source

Interior Decorating Tips

Does a room in your home or office need a face lift? Perhaps our lives are in a new season and we need change to reflect what’s going on inside. Interior design styles from past seasons can feel stagnant and dull. Our space should be a reflection of who we are and our creative tastes allowed to be reflected.

Creative Wall Art

One way to totally change the décor of a room fairly inexpensively, without doing a major remodel is through wall art. Creative wall art is much more than simply hanging a framed piece of artwork in a room and calling it good. A great design can be the “wow” factor that totally changes the entire look of the entire room.

First, choose a room that you want to revamp. Within that wall chose one or two walls that you want to work on. Get some paper and colored pencils, and a writing tablet and pen. Take that notebook and pen, try to form into words the mood or message you would like to convey in your wall art.

Color

Consider color. Are you open to painting? Do you want a neutral color on the wall? Is there a small accent color in your room somewhere that you are not pulling out? Could that be a color you’d like to emphasize this time? You can paint one or even two walls in a room a different colors than the others. Or, one very dark colored wall can be a dramatic effect. Are you open to a full wall mural if you’re an artist (or know of one/could hire one)?

What about texture? Do you prefer a smooth, more flat and neutral background to showcase other objects? Or, would you care to get creative with different painting techniques that incorporate texture? The sky is the limit in combination with various colors and textures. A dark colored wall, with perhaps a light colored or metallic colored paint with sponging or other texturing methods can add a very unique design to a base wall. Do some research on various new options of texturing with paint. Some may be bold and wild, while others may be a more subdued in appearance.

Get out your colored pencils and try experimenting on paper various color and texture combinations you could think of. See which ones you are more drawn towards. Consider colors and combinations that you normally wouldn’t gravitate towards. Get a friend to do this exercise with you and get ideas about how they put together color and texture. You may find an idea of a friend, sparks a new idea for you.

Molding Options

What about molding? Perhaps this is a time to invest in some beautiful ornate wood molding from your lumber store, stained and finished with your style, applied around doorways, windows or even around the edges of the ceiling. This can really cause a huge impact in a room.

Once you have settled on the base wall color and texture, and have applied that to the wall itself, it’s time to think of other components to add. Is there anything special about the wall that you’d like to accentuate? Is there a window, or the way light hits it at certain time of the day? Or is it very plain and needs to be jazzed up on its own?

Choose a central focal point to build around. Is it that window? Is there a favorite piece of artwork or photograph, or even a favorite vintage family photo that’s compelling? Are mirrors or any 3D framed works, something you’d like to add? Start building from your central point outwards.

Lighting Makes a Statement

Think about lighting. Do you want some special directional lighting to emphasize your central focal point?

Consider various heights in your design to add visual interest. Lamps, indoor plants, hanging baskets, shelves, screens, and end tables are all good ways to add varying heights.

Accent colors and textures are to be considered too. Sometimes, ordinary items you can find in nature can be the perfect touch to what’s missing for an accent. Moss, pinecones, shells, wheat, pearls, stones are all ideas to play with. Visit a thrift or antique store, you never know what unique item you might find that adds that perfect finishing touch to your look.

Consider sound, smell, and touch as well. The most delightful surroundings are those that affect all five of our senses. Lovely textures that beckon someone to touch are inviting, perhaps a luxurious throw blanket on a chair or sofa. Candles, flowers or other items that bring scent to the room are vital. Sound could be soft music, a water fountain, or anything else that you find appealing.

Above all, enjoy the process.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)