During my stay in Paris, I learned that it is important for you, the homeowner, to take back control of your premises. Achieving this; in my opinion, is a big step towards getting your life back in this hectic world we live in. Take a break, every now and then while and enjoy some art!
One way you can do this is by finding ways to utilize your wall and door space. And what better way than to express yourself through art? However, don’t make holes on the wall when hanging decorations! This damages the wall quality and appearance.
Let me share some of the wall décor methods I have used for my new home, hoping that this gives you ideas on what to do to your own walls and doors.
This resource surprised me at first. I first came across it during a picture gallery event, where young entrepreneurs were looking to make their mark on photography. A bright young man shared WeMontage with the group, and it quickly dawned on me that it could be used in wall décor too.
It’s very simple really. You upload your digital photos to WeMontage then they create a gorgeous collage for you. Why do I like this so much? Well, the collage cannot damage your walls! It can also be removed for use in another apartment or house, in case you move. Therefore, you do not need frames, or even photos to turn a whole wall into a gallery.
- Brick Clips
I’ve used a few brick clips to hang a piece of art in my garage. I was able to do this since my garage walls have exposed bricks, which favors my wall art ideas. It is imperative that you don’t let such block space and brick wall go unused. I would encourage you to make good use of your creativity, and free thinking. Use a few block clips to broaden the look of such rooms in your house.
- 3M Command Hooks
I’ve widely used these hooks in my new place. I am a proud owner of many miscellaneous goods that just appear better while hanged on a wall, such as towels, fashion accessories, dog leashes, baseball hats, mops, brooms, and nearly anything else. These hooks are available in bright white plastic and metal finishes.
One significant advantage to using the 3M Command Hooks is that when time comes, and you are moving house, the adhesive gets off from almost all surfaces, including dry walls, leaving no marks!
- Poster Putty
In my teen years, I used poster putty to stick posters of my favorite celebrities as well as pictures of some cities I adored such as New York and Sydney in my bedroom. Today, however, the use of poster putty has evolved to hanging of small canvas artwork or lightweight picture frames.
In my Toronto home, I did this by pulling a piece of the block, sticking it to a well-cleaned surface on the back of my artwork, and then pressing it onto the wall. You should always remember that as much as this is an easy way of decorating your home, you should not use dark art material or pictures, but hang lightweight items only.