How to Match Wall Décor at Home

Simple rules of wall decoration
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When it comes to buying wall decoration, there’s basically only one rule of thumb – YOU have to like it! But we have some tips to help you choose wall décor that will come together to create a harmonious and cosy look at home. Have a look at our basic rules and decide for yourself which fit both your taste and home best.

  • Positioning pictures at the right height

    Wall décor is most pleasant to look at when it is conveniently placed. The average eye level is about 1.60 meters high. Pictures that are meant to be viewed when standing are best positioned around this height. Using the same rule, it is more pleasant and comfortable to look at pictures hung in front of a couch or next to a dining table from a lower height, which is why they should generally be placed nearer to the viewer.

  • Mind the Edge

    Take a closer look at your room and note the edges and corners. Using the curve of a window frame, door or wardrobe as guidelines for hanging up your pictures will make the room appear more balanced.

  • Arrange groups of pictures geometrically

    If you want to place a picture on one side of the wall, it is important to create a visual counterbalance on the other side. A group of pictures in different sizes work best in a geometrical collage. Normally this will form a square or a rectangle.

  • Evenly-spaced gaps between pictures

    While hanging up pictures it is also important to pay attention to the gaps in between them –uneven arrangements may develop an unsettling feeling in the viewer. A folding metre stick can be quite helpful in ensuring the pictures are placed evenly.

  • Interplay of furniture and pictures!

    The size of the furniture in the room plays a role in the size of the pictures you should select. When pictures are too mall, they disappear next to the furniture. Similarly, large pictures look overwhelming in contrast to small pieces of furniture. Bear in the mind approximate measurements of the furniture in the room when ordering pictures, canvas or other wall decoration to ensure these fit in right in with the rest of the room.

  • Continuity in colour schemes

    Just like how you would colour coordinate pieces of furniture in a room, do the same with pictures and walls. Repeating the same colour throughout different elements or having different shades of the same colour in a room will create a more harmonious atmosphere. Hang a picture that has splashes of the same colour on a painted wall and avoid gaudy images for patterned walls. Bright and white walls are perfect for showcasing masterpieces.

  • Away from sunlight!

    In general it is best to keep your pictures away from direct sunlight so as to prevent its colours from fading. But with canvases or other wall decoration from My-Picture.co.uk, there is no need to worry: we print your pictures with UV- and fade-resistant ink which will result in long-lasting products.

But as always: Rules are made to be broken! The most important thing is that you feel comfortable and you are happy in the room! You could also change the room’s style and look every now and then, as and when you feel like it – just remember that visual harmony is the key. With our personalised canvas prints prints you can change the look of your room quicker and cheaper than ever before. Have fun decorating!

Create wall décor out of family photos

Colour-coordinate wall décor and furniture

Arrange picture collages geometrically

Arrange picture collages geometrically

Pictures should not overwhelm nearby furniture in size

Don't hang big pictures above small furniture pieces

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