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Wall Decor

Wall decor ties a room together and adds the finishing touches to a room. From picture frames on a gallery wall to wall stickers in a children’s bedroom, there are a variety of ways to dress a blank wall. Read on for more wall decor ideas and to find out where to buy the best wall art.

What is wall decor?

Hanging wall decor refers to anything that serves a decorative purpose on a wall. These home accessories can also have practical uses, such as wall clocks or calendars. Here are some wall decor ideas for sprucing up your home decor:

Wall art

Wall art prints determine the mood of a room more strongly than any other type of decoration. A moody painting or a cheerful canvas print instantly defines the ambience. Metal wall art is particularly striking thanks to its three-dimensional, sculptural quality. Hang wall art sets adjacent to each other to create a sense of structure and to draw the eye across the expanse of a wall.

Wall mirrors

Wall mirrors can truly multitask: they give you somewhere to check your reflection, maximise the light in a room, create the illusion of extra space and make beautiful wall decorations. Place a large round mirror or sunburst mirror in the centre of a wall to make it the focal point of a modern living room. Alternatively, you can make an arrangement of several decorative mirrors for an eclectic look.

Wall stickers

Wall stickers come in an endless array of designs, from world maps to butterflies. Being flat to the wall allows these decorations to become interactive and encourage you to use the wall space for something useful. Blackboard stickers make handy re-usable shopping lists or chore rotas in the kitchen, height charts help you and your child track their progress and photos can be added to family tree wall stickers as your family grows.

Wall stickers also have the advantage that they can be easily peeled off and re-applied as you like. This makes them perfect for redecorating children’s bedrooms as their tastes change, or putting up and taking down Christmas, Easter or Halloween decorations.

Wall clocks

Wall clocks are a great excuse to add a decorative element to a wall. Many modern clocks have striking designs that make a statement in a hallway or above a mantelpiece.

Decorative signs

Get the loft look with some decorative signs. Retro and vintage-style ads lend a Shabby Chic kitchen character, while ampersands and individual letters with LED lights make a cool accent in a contemporary living room.

Picture frames

Photo frames make the best decoration as they are incredibly easy to personalise. Frame family photos or old postcards to fill your home with memories.

Where to hang wall decor?

There are lots of places that you can place home accessories as decoration. Here are a few ideas for where to hang them to maximise their full potential:

Living room wall decor

A favourite choice for wall decor in living rooms is a wall mural. A feature wall covered in patterned wallpaper, painted in a bold colour or adorned with a wall sticker makes your eyes want to linger and makes this central room of the house inviting for guests.

Bedroom wall decor

Bedrooms are a private and relaxing space. Use wallpaper with nature motifs such as forest trees or waves as part of your bedroom decor to create an oasis of calm.

Another way to make a bedroom feel cosy is to put your memories on display. Create a map wall and decorate it with holiday photos of places you’ve been or mark it with places that you dream of visiting. Or surround a wall mirror with photo frames of loved ones.

Wall decor for staircases

Staircases can often feel like lost space in a house, just forming a thoroughfare from one part to the other. Using wall decor can make a staircase or narrow hallway feel more like a proper room.

A popular wall decor idea for stairways is making a gallery wall. Stagger a wall art set, exhibit a poster or print collection or fill the space with picture frames. If you have a spiral staircase or it turns a corner, leaving an extra high wall exposed, use a wall hanging to turn it into a feature.

Where to buy wall decor?

Find all manner of modern wall decor and traditional home accessories to revitalise your home decor on Houzz UK. From artwork and prints to wallpaper, you can find a wide range of decor products to suit every style.
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