A well chosen painting or mirror can greatly enhance any room, but it is vital that the piece is hung correctly.
Pictures and wall mirrors should be hung at eye level.
This depends on whether the majority of people will be standing or seated in the room at any given time.
For example, in a dining room, a piece of wall art or a wall mirror could be hung lower.
A large decorative mirror or a bold painting with vibrant colors is often chosen to be the focal point in a room.
In this instance, the piece should be hung over a fireplace, or on a wall facing the entrance for maximum effect.
Large wall mirrors can create space in a small room and can be used to great effect when hung opposite a window.
They can also provide an interesting optical illusion when used along a narrow hallway.
Lighting is an important consideration for wall art.
Carefully placed spotlights can draw attention to an attractive piece of artwork.
The lighting does, however, need to be subdued to avoid inadvertent glare.
Be careful to balance the room by not placing all your wall decor in one half of the room.
Experiment with the positioning before you commit to hanging the pieces.
You can create a nice touch of diversity by using different sized frames in paintings and mirrors.
Carefully chosen wall decor is a great way of expressing your taste and personal sense of style.
Whether you choose some art nouveau wall mirrors for your hallway or a modern abstract piece of wall art for your living room, by choosing carefully, you can turn a nice room into a memorable room.