Your choice of artwork can really make or break a room. Careful considerations have to be made as to the subject / colors / size and frame. Unless you’re in love with a particular piece it’s often difficult to justify either committing yourself to make the purchase or to justifying the cost involved.
Because art, unlike most furniture, isn’t a necessity – you need somewhere to sit or eat you don’t need art on your wall - it often becomes neglected to the point that it’s never chosen and the wall remains blank.
This is such a shame as artworks uplifts the spirit and can add visual interest, dimension and texture to a room and really change the way it feels.
When setting out the interior design of a room I always consider what’s going on the walls as part of the overall design.
However if you haven’t found the perfect image just yet and don’t want to put images from a well known Swedish store on your walls why not consider making your own – a brilliant a idea brought forward by the 7thhouseontheleft.
You don’t need to be the slightest bit artistic for this. All you need are a selection of shop bought frames in sizes that will look good on your wall. Consider frame colours carefully they can make all the difference!
The next thing you need is a selection of wrapping papers. There are so many individual and beautiful interesting papers around – it’s useful to snap up any you see when you’re out and about and then collate them into a story for your wall. At a few dollars a piece this isn’t a major commitment so select images you like and will work in your room – you don’t need to feel too committed to them just have fun.
Don’t just think about putting one image on the wall think about 2 or 3 or even a whole wall full to really make a statement.
With clever curating this is a great way to cheaply change and uplift your rooms .The frames are usable over and over again so you can easily change the images according to your mood or the season.They’d look great in hallways bedrooms and even bathrooms where you need a little extra colour and pattern and you want something unique and individual.
Simple gift wrapping paper is transformed once it’s framed and mounted...
A variety of different papers mounted framed and ready for hanging...
About the author: Linda Levene is the head designer at LLi Design - interior design London. LLi specialize in high end residential and commercial interiors. Linda also publishes a regular blog on interior design, trends and products