Going Beyond the Picture Frame: Wall Décor that Really Resonates

Gone are the days of chintzy wallpaper and dull paint – even in the smallest spaces, the simplest high-impact painting or wall art display can transform an entire room. The latest in wall art trends are turning up some surprising preferences in wall décor, from simple paintings to interesting 3-D hooks and figures that really pop.

Create a Gallery Wall

There are many ways to display precious family photographs, but the trendiest way today is to create a gallery wall. Similar to how art galleries display many paintings at once, a grouping of art or photos can really draw the eye and is a great way to display a lot of memories without taking up space on surfaces in the room.

Gallery walls work by choosing a number of differently sized, yet similarly styled picture frames. Many people consider theming the gallery display – all black and white photos, for example, or all family photos from a special trip. The result is truly spectacular.

Animal Head Trophy Art That’s Animal Friendly

One of the best ways to create a focal point in a small space is to use an interesting, unusual piece of wall art to draw the eye. Lately, animal trophy heads have been making a comeback. The best thing about these pieces of wall décor is that they are completely animal friendly, being made of metal, resin or plaster. They come in a variety of “species”, from deer to elephant heads, and they fit well in bedrooms, living rooms, and offices.

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Whimsical decorative Wall Hooks

For people with not a lot of space or storage, whimsical hooks featuring animal heads, interesting designs, or even words are the perfect way to decorate a boring wall and provide functional space to hang coats, towels, or other pieces of clothing. Decorative wall hooks run the gamut from being inexpensive resin to high-quality metal. They can provide interesting accents to the décor of a hallway, bathroom, or bedroom.

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3-D Wall Art

Trendy wall art these days is 3-D, popping out of the wall to draw the eye in any space. From intricate fabric wall-hangings to plaster hands, feet and faces, 3-D wall art may not work for every space, but it can help to brighten up a small hallway or tiny bedroom.

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By Elizabeth Hawksworth
Images courtesy of IKEA Canada



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