The decision when to hang pictures or other objects on a wallpapered wall can be difficult to make: when is there a good reason to make permanent holes in the often costly wallpaper you installed? What design principles can help you understand the advantages and disadvantages — the do’s and don’ts — of this common issue? Here is a simple overview to help you make an informed decision that will maximize the space and style of your living environment
Often, wallpaper is best without any objects hanging on top. If the wallpaper pattern is extremely graphic or visually “loud,” and especially if the rest of the room is cluttered with objects, it is generally best to leave the wall alone. Adding objects to it will make your space feel smaller and less inviting.
If your room is big, if you have interesting wall objects, or if you think the room could use more design elements, it is wise to consider hanging objects. Overall, you want to achieve a balanced arrangement that compliments your style and the room’s space. Consider the following ideas when hanging your objects:
First, think color. If your wallpaper is extremely colorful (more than four colors), then anything you hang should be very very simple: a mirror, a simple photograph. On the other hand, if the wallpaper is simply one or two colors, you have more liberty to hang intricate, colorful objects. Whatever the objects, make sure their colors match not only the wallpaper but the rest of your room.
Next consider size. If the pattern is full of small elements, your hanging objects should be of medium to large size. You should not have too many hanging pieces either. If the wallpaper repeat is large-scale, you have much more freedom to hang smaller objects- and more of them.
Finally, choose your wall composition– where to hang your objects. Each wall and room is different, but overall, you will need fewer objects than you normally would hang. Wallpaper attracts attention on its own; you don’t want to over-do it with hanging objects.
The idea of nailing holes into your beautiful wallpaper is somewhat frightening — but that’s not a good reason to dismiss hanging objects! When successful, the combination of wallpaper and objects can make the most sophisticated, bold design choices in any style.http://www.dejadesktop.com