When it comes to artwork, sometimes thinking outside the box can be the best solution. Gone are the days of solely traditional prints or canvases; in are the days of creativity, including innovative DIY projects.
Looking for ways to spark up your walls? Here are some top tips.
1 Paint an accent wall. Using paint and creating a colorful accent wall is a great place to start to perk up your space.
2 Create a diptych or triptych using identical pieces of art in a series.
3 Include wall hangings or elements in place of traditional artwork.
4 Consider substituting shelving instead of artwork. Want to be creative? Why not consider using elements such as reclaimed wood, metal or go kitschy with an unexpected element such as skateboards.
5 Frame children’s artwork or shadowboxed elements. A local frame store can often assist with this.
6 Look for colorful items to frame such as scarves or large pieces of fabric. They can add interest and are often special because of the associated memories.
7 Go big! Instead of using smaller pieces of art, choose larger pieces, as they help to ground a space.
8 Create vignettes. A wall of unexpected elements can look harmonious.
9 Consider mirrors instead of traditional artwork. Either large mirrors or mirrors in a series can help create a bold design statement.
10 Implement pops of color. Make a decorative wall statement as an opportunity to infuse both color and texture into your space.
Cathy Hobbs, based in New York City, is an Emmy Award-winning television host and a nationally known interior design and home staging expert with offices in New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C. Visit her website at cathyhobbs.com.