decor can often be one of the last things a person thinks of. There
are so many different other items to deal with first, that when the
time comes to improve how the walls look, you can already be worn out.
In order to avoid just throwing some posters up on the wall and
calling it a day, you can improve the look of your walls by doing
a little planning and taking your time. If you are planning to move
all of the furniture and unpack most of the boxes in one day, do yourself
a favor and wait to do the walls another day.
Because trying to do it all in one day will just make you feel rushed
to get it done, you may end up having less than stellar wall decor.
That’s why waiting until the next day is a good idea. By doing
this, you can get up, look at all the other decor and furniture in
your home, and better analyze where the items for the wall need to
If you still don’t know exactly what you plan to use to improve
the wall decor, you can use the brief list included here for some
ideas that may spark your creative juices as you decorate.
• Window curtains – Window curtains are important items
to have for more than one reason. Obviously, they can look nice and
add something to the beauty of your home. However, equally important
is the fact that these curtains are what give you privacy in your
home from neighbors and passers-by.
• Lights – The kind of lights you use depends on what
kind of mood you want to set in your new home. Tall floor lamps are
popular items to use for a couple of reasons. Even though these lamps
are technically “wall decor” they are usually placed in
the corner of a room along the wall.
These kinds of lights are helpful if you want a lot of light in
the room because many of them include several light bulbs that increases
the amount of light produced. However, there are often a few different
settings on these lights. This means that if you only wanted a little
light, you could simply set the lamp so that less bulbs were lit.
This is convenient because these lamps allow you to simply turn a
knob to change the amount of lighting and the mood of a room.
• Photos and art – Although both of these items are
similar in that they are both usually framed, there are different
sets of rules that govern how to decorate with them.
When decorating with art work, make sure the art you are hanging is
the right size for the room. A small piece of art on a large wall won’t
have the desired affect. A large piece of art on a small wall will be
more dramatic, but you should be sure that is what you want before the
art is mounted.
When decorating your walls with photos, it is a good idea to group
items together. By doing this you are able, in a sense, to tell a
story. This can include a group of family pictures, a group of pictures
from a vacation, or a group of whatever else kind of pictures you
think you may want to use.
Other considerations like plants and shelving may be incorporated
into your wall decor as well, but if you have down these basics first,
other things can easily fall into place when the time comes