Here are some ways to rearrange accessories for a fresh look.
Some pictures don’t need to be hung on the wall. Instead, they might look quite chic on a table and leaning up against a wall. Another place to lean pictures is on shelves. And another is inside curios or glass cabinets. Think – you might come up with other picture-leaning places.
Do you like or have pictures that are similar in subject matter, such as florals, seascapes, country views? Group them together on the same wall. Clusters of similar things look good together and create a feeling of unity in the room.
Instead of pictures on the wall, try sculptures. Art that pops out of the wall is always interesting and exciting. Creating a 3-D wall makes a room burst with interest.
Are your ceilings low? Vertical art on the walls will help create the illusion of a higher ceiling. Place pictures, or perhaps framed mirrors, one over the other for that vertical look. And remember, an odd number is always more interesting than an even number, so three or five pictures hung vertically would be nice. If you have enough mirrors or enough pictures of the same subject, you could repeat this vertical idea in two or more places in the room, depending on the size of the room and the wall space.
In a room that looks rather plain, consider wrapping the doorway with art. You’ve seen stencils around door frames, so why not create your own decor with framed pictures going up the sides and across the top of the doorway? These could be family pictures or any other subject of interest to you. In a kitchen, you might consider displaying a plate collection as art around the doorway. Keep the subject the same, though, for continuity.
Speaking of doors inside your home, what about painting all the doors and woodwork around them a color other than the standard white? Pick a color that you are already using in your decor and paint the doors and trim around them that color. You will be pleased with the colorful results. Use a washable paint; doors get handprint dirt on them easily.