The Do’s and Don’ts of Decorating Metal Wall Art
Who doesn’t love wall art? It can add color to a room, create a focal point, and just add some pizzazz to an otherwise dull space.
Unfortunately, not everyone is an interior design pro and if you aren’t, you may not be sure how to hang these amazing pieces in your home or office. Here, you can learn a few of the do’s and don’ts of hanging metal wall art to ensure you showcase the beauty of these pieces without overwhelming the space.
Do: Make Sure You Decorate Most of the Walls
If you go into homes where the interior design is amazing, you are going to find a commonality among them all – the majority of the walls have some type of tasteful decoration on it. Usually, there will be some variety – clocks, framed pictures, tapestries, wall art, and more. The point being that you rarely see a wall that is completely bare.
When you add wall art and other mounted decorations, you can also add a positive energy to the room and create a visual path that guides the eyes of your guests or visitors. If there are blank walls, this can be a bit of a drag – they can also make the room feel smaller than it really is or cause the room to feel empty and massive. For most people, neither of these things are a desired outcome.
As a general rule of thumb, when decorating with metal wall art, make sure this and other elements are used to decorate most of the walls.
Don’t: Create a Sense of Confusion
Variety is important, but you need to make sure you maintain some type of consistent style or a common motif in your home. If there is too much variety, it can create a confusing space that may be somewhat off-putting.
For example, if you hang up an abstract piece of metal wall art, put a country music poster next to it, then a framed unicorn picture, followed by an old German cuckoo clock to finish this, it’s going to appear somewhat bizarre – that’s because none of these pieces work well together.
Consider the intent of your room. Find things to hang on the wall that show off this intent.
Do: Determine the Proper Scale
This is important. For each wall in your home or business, there should be a “region” where art or other items should be put. The region may change based on the furniture nearby. For example, if you put a couch in front of a wall, the majority of wall art is going to look best centered over the couch. If you move the art up too high, it will create visual imbalance and leave the couch looking small and weird. If you hang it too low, it will make the room feel as though it is starting to close in on you.As you can see, when it comes to metal wall art, there are some good and not so good ways to display it. Be sure to keep this in mind when decorating your home or office.