WALL PANELLING

Today, I want to share one of my favourite architectural details:

***WALL PANELLING and MOLDINGS***


Wallpapers and decorative paint are always common methods used by many to create interesting walls. However, I almost always prefer to use wall panelling if there is enough room and budget to give that extra something special...

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First of all,it brings a whole new personality to a wall.And the freedom of design lets me customise it however I want . Divisions , colours and details can all be personalised. That is why, in the end it is a wall with a CHARACTER!!!

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One can go ahead and panel all the walls of a room or make an accent wall by moulding only one.For instance, let's say you want  a statement wall, I suggest dressing a big dining wall, an entry wall or a bedroom headboard wall.

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Corridors, long entryways and powder rooms usually have less windows,therefore the abundance of empty wall spaces lets panelling add depth and interest.An ordinary hallway or a foyer can easily turn into a space of attraction if dressed with unique wall panels.

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Panelling is a great way to express your own style. You can choose to keep it simple and have it painted with light colours or you can easily spoil your walls by using gold accents and Renaissance style details.

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---Bold and dark colours with defined mouldings are also a great way to accent.---

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Although there are classic ratios for subdivisions , one can easily set the tone by altering the common use.The bigger top piece stacked on top of a shorter piece creates the illusion of a higher ceiling, so it is quite often the preferred kind. Yet, even spaced linear or square divisions can easily make your wall appear wider and longer as well.

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By the way, don't ever panic about losing wall space for artwork, mirrors or even wallpapers. All is possible no matter how dressed your wall is. A major piece of art or even a gallery wall can still be a point of attraction, or a wall covering can easily multiply the feeling of warmth.

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SO, Don't Hesitate and feel what you really want in order to reflect yourself on your walls...

 

HOW TO : MAKE GALLERY WALLS

IS your home complete with all the necessary furniture, fabrics and lighting fixtures and yet does not feel like home⁉️⁉️

That is because no space is finished without wall art!!!And how you display your art can either make or brake your interior. So read on to make your walls party...

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NOW, you either have too much art and not enough walls or vice versa...

You might have many different sizes and types of artwork to hang around and not enough  wall space or you can feel hopeless finding enough pieces to hang with an abundance of bare walls.

And Don't PANIC! I have been through the same dilemmas and believe me, different types of walls and artwork have driven me crazy enough till I know how❗️❗️So follow to see tips for a well curated ART WALL...

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Let's start with numerous works of art and limited wall space.

First, you have to carefully select your favourites because it is not about clustering your walls with frames and paintings. Indeed, you want to look for quality arrangement to better display your pieces.

Once you decide what you want to hang , you should start to lay them on a floor area about the size of your wall. You will see how they will fit more clearly.

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If you are having problems visualizing, I suggest you search the internet for reference sheets on gallery walls. There are great guides for DIY ,so you can easily figure which style you like more.

 

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Horizontally wide walls will require more spacing and maybe more square sized frames. But, of course spread vertical and horizontal pieces to avoid a boring wall.

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Vertical walls on the other hand are better for tall frames with a mix of smaller pieces. Keeping the overall area tight will make your walls seem longer but make sure to stretch outside the grid a bit for diversity.

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WHAT IF your scene is the opposite? Let's say you have any type of wall but not enough artwork or major pieces.My first tip would be to head for a gallery wall with anything you like including wall decor ,clocks , and mirrors and even bookshelves.

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Still not satisfied?? Then, go and invest on smaller budget friendly pieces like framed photos or watercolors.Or just hang your own b&w family photos with black frames.

Trust me, with the guidance of a template,you will achieve a professional look almost anytime.

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You can easily find them on Pinterest , so get inspired by amazing gallery walls and familiarise with the ones that suit your walls the best.Again, make sure to lay them on a similar sized floor space to get the overall feeling before you nail anything. I doubt that you will want to see more painters once you are settled into your new home, so think before you hole your wall❗️

 

Once you are done , you will enjoy the feeling of being in an actual home.                                    SO COME ON and GET YOUR ART TOGETHER!

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More Tips:

Similar thickness in frames result in a clean and crisp look.
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Mixing frame colours is always adventurous and can easily be more interesting.

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Place your big statement piece first to easily radiate around it.

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Black frames work best on black and white  pictures and photos
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