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10 Ways to Add Texture to a Room

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Interior decorating is about more than complimentary colors and furniture placement (although those elements are important). Proper décor considers the element of texture as well. Here are some tips for adding texture to any room in your home.

Texturize the walls

Perhaps it sounds obvious, but many people fail to think of the impact walls make in a room. Go to your local hardware store and purchase so wall texturizer, “mud”, to apply to one or more walls in a room. Once the texture has been applied, you can paint over it for an entirely new look.

Lighting

You can use light to create the illusion of texture, or you can actually have textured fixtures to add variety to the room. A chandelier or a lampshade of a different fabric can break up the visual monotony. Track lighting and strategically place lamps give you the opportunity to create texture with light and shadows.

Plants

The beauty of houseplants is that they have a texture of their own. Ferns have a different texture than ivy, which has a different texture than a Fichus tree. Additionally, plants aid the air quality in your home by releasing oxygen and taking in carbon dioxide. Plants can be used as centerpieces or stand in a corner on their own.

Wonder Wheels Abstract Metal Wall Hanging

Wonder Wheels Abstract Metal Wall Hanging

Headboard

If your bed lacks a headboard, or if the headboard texture blends with the rest of the bedroom, consider hanging some large wrought iron décor on the wall behind your bed. It gives the illusion of a headboard or adds variety to an existing headboard.

Beaded Vine Handcrafted Metal Wall Mirror

Beaded Vine Handcrafted Metal Wall Mirror

Frames or mirrors

Interior designers and realtors alike will tell you that mirrors make a room look larger than it actually is. Contemporary artists are using mirrors three-dimensionally to create wonderfully elaborate wall designs. For a simple, inexpensive textural change, buy some old frames at a garage sale or a thrift store, spray paint them all the same accent color and hang them in a pattern on a wall for some geometric texture.

Antiquities Candle Wall Art

Antiquities Candle Wall Art

Art

A large, complimentary piece of art will add texture provided it is a textured piece. Unless a room is filled with shag carpet and wicker baskets, a flat painted portrait will not add the texture you desire. Consider candle wall art, metal wall art or 3-dimensional art to add some excitement to the room.

Wallpaper

It’s not talked about often these days because it was overused in recent decades, but wallpaper is still a viable decorative tool. Rather than wallpapering an entire room with textured paper, consider papering just one accent wall for a little variety.

Flooring

Accent a hardwood floor with a textured rug, or use a Berber carpet in a room filled with flat and satiny linens.

Pillows

Throw pillows are a decorator’s best friend. They add color, dimension and texture to almost any room. Use pillows with different fabrics on your couch or bed to add texture. Suede, cotton, satin or beaded pillows provide multiple textures without breaking the bank.

Window treatments

Blinds, valances and curtains are all ways to add texture to a room provided they are made of different materials than the furniture nearby.

Using Orange in Tropical Decor

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

When people think of tropical decor, the bright blues, greens, teals, and yellows usually come to mind.  For those who think that this might be the only option for tropical decor, there is actually another option.  Orange is being seen more and more in tropical metal wall decor and offers a colorful and more sophisticated alternative to the bright, tropical hues so common in decorating.  The two pieces below are excellent examples of how orange cannot only add color, but truly capture the look and feel of the Caribbean.

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The Palm Pleasures Hand-Painted Metal Wall Hanging Set of 4 features a glorious palm tree fanning out over the colors of a tropical sunset.  The orange, green, red, and brown colors combine to provide a distinctive look for any room.  It measures 51-inches wide by 24-inches high and is made up of four separate panels.  Its size makes it ideal for a large wall where a striking focal point is needed.

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Unlike the piece above, the Caribbean Foliage Hand-Crafted Metal Wall Art Hanging is ideal for a smaller wall.  It measures 32-inches high by 12-inches wide and features a hodgepodge of tropical leaves.  The orange and silver color scheme captures the Caribbean feel without overpowering the rest of the room’s decor.

Let metal wall art pieces help you provide a more sophisticated tropical decor for your room.  The orange coloring offers an unusual and eye-catching alternative that cannot be seen in all Caribbean-styled pieces.  With the right wall art, your room can be a sophisticated and posh tropical retreat.

Decorating the Beach House

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Finding the right wall art for the beach house can be challenging.  There is always the desire to stay true to the beach house feel without becoming to gaudy or overdoing it.  Abstract metal wall art and nautical metal art are always good choices for beach house wall decor, as they offer the feel you want without the visual chaos that too many decorations can provide.  The two pieces below work well in harmony, as well as, on their own for a unique beach house design.

yhst-23119701400359_2202_69041253The Underwater Motion 3D Hand-Painted Fish Metal Wall Art sculpture is a beautiful piece.  It measures 25-inches high by 25-inches wide and features three dimensional sea fish swimming across a background of blue, rust, gold, and silver.  The piece is perfect for adding visual interest and a beach house feel to any decor.

yhst-23119701400359_2202_34114024Another piece that combines the subtle colors of the sea with the beauty of metal wall art is the Anchors Away Hand-Painted 3D Sailboat Metal Wall Sculpture.  This 25-inch by 25-inch square sculpture is done in shades of silver, gold, blue, and white.  The three dimensional rendition of the sailboat sits atop the blue sea background.

Whether you are looking for a piece that captures life above the ocean or life below it, metal wall art can provide it for you.  With the right pieces, your beach house will be the comfortable and relaxing space you want it to be.  Discover the beauty of metal wall art today.

So Silver

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Modern wall art has a way of making a statement in a room.  It is bold, it is funky, and it definitely has shine.  Yet, some pieces that shine in silver can be used for traditional decors as well.  If you are searching for just the right silver piece to add to your home, consider one that focuses on trees and leaves metal wall art.  These pieces have the beauty of silver, but they also have the design that matches less contemporary homes.

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The Silver Tree of Life Handpainted Metal Wall Art Set of 4 is a great example of how a traditional image such as a tree can be effectively done in silver.  This handmade, made to order piece is 51-inches wide by 24-inches high and 2-inches deep.  It is separated into 4 panels that work together to create a beautiful and elegant tree.  The silver coloring makes it appear slightly mysterious and draws the eye immediately.

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The subtle design of the Swirl of Bloom Abstract Metal Wall Art Sculpture captures the elegant and dainty beauty of the flower.  The silver shade highlights the details in this custom piece and makes it even more intriguing.  At 32-inches high by 12-inches wide and 2-inches deep, this piece is ideal for any smaller wall that needs a strong focal point.

Metal wall art can help you achieve the silvery look you are after.  Choose the right piece for your home and your decor to make it work.  When you do, you will have the perfect blend of modern and classic in one decor.

Expressions of Faith

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

When your faith is a large part of your family’s life, you want to capture that in your home’s decor.  Whether you display it prominently throughout the house or just have a single symbol on the foyer wall, it all has the same impact of letting guests know what you believe.  Metal wall cross art is a great way to capture the symbol of your faith in an artistic and decorative way.  The two crosses below are different, but offer the same faith-filled symbolism that you want in your home.

yhst-23119701400359_2187_32607960At 18-inches high and just under 13-inches wide, the Celtic Cross Metal Wall Hanging is a beautiful example of heritage and faith combined.  The green cross features bold Celtic elements and styling that make no apologies for what you believe.  It is the perfect foyer, hallway, or office wall art decor.

yhst-23119701400359_2190_224725674Rich in color and fun design, the Loving Hearts Metal Wall Cross Hanging features shades of red, sand, blue, and multi-colored hues.  Its lines are slightly askew, but there is no denying that it is a strong symbol of faith and love.  The cutout heart in the center of the cross is whimsical and warm in its design.  At 18-inches high by 12-inches wide, this cross would make a great addition to any room in your home.

Share your beliefs with metal wall art.  Crosses and symbols that reflect who you are and what you believe make perfect additions to any decor.  The symbol that you choose will truly define the feel of your home.

Show Your Faith

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Your home’s decor should reflect your personal interests and beliefs.  By incorporating symbols that mean a lot to you in your decorating, you are able to showcase some of those beliefs in a tangible way.  Weaving in designs from metal cross wall decor into the style of your room is an excellent way to showcase your faith.  Whether you want an elaborate display or prefer something a bit simpler, there are metal wall crosses that can match your style.

yhst-23119701400359_2184_687550570Bold and forthright in its design, the Gregorian Wall Cross Metal Hanging leaves no question about the strength of your faith.  This brown and chocolate colored cross is simplistic, yet decorative in its design.  It measures in at 28-inches high by 21-inches wide and is sure to make a statement.  Hang it in your entryway, hallway, or any room where you want your faith to be known.

yhst-23119701400359_2184_550522857Dainty and delicate, the Faithful Fortitude Wall Cross Metal Sculpture is the opposite of the cross above.  It is crafted in a beautiful, open scroll work design that lends itself to simplicity and elegance all at once.  It measures 29-inches high by 21-inches wide and is done in a combination of brown and bronze.  The decorative accents and subtle coloring are ideal for any room’s decor.

Crosses do not have to be large to make an impact.  Let the pieces above capture the symbol of your faith and decorate your room in style.  Add a collection of crosses to your room’s wall for an even more dramatic look and statement of faith.

Colorful and Contemporary

Friday, November 25th, 2011

What comes to mind when someone mentions contemporary decor?  For most people, the phrase brings with it ideas of bold, abstract designs and a slightly edgy feel.  If you are thinking of turning one of the rooms in your home into a contemporary decorating playground, be sure to consider all aspects of the room’s design.  The contemporary metal wall art that you include in the space is one of the most critical components to the room’s decor.

yhst-23119701400359_2184_568112146Picasso was well-known for his abstract art and the Picasso Reincarnate Abstract Handmade Metal Wall Art Trio is a tribute to such design.  This collection of three panels features a design that spans across all three pieces to create one cohesive look.  It measures 36-inches wide by 23.5-inches high and has a depth of 2.5-inches.  The brown, blue, white, and green color combination makes it a perfect accompaniment for any contemporary decor.

yhst-23119701400359_2184_565665645The City of Brotherly Love has a long history of art and music achievements.  The Sunny in Philadelphia Abstract Metal Wall Art Trio captures the movement and beauty of the city in its colorful design.  Measuring in at 36-inches wide by 23.5-inches high and 2.5-inches deep, this trio of panels is perfectly sized to accent any medium to large contemporary room’s wall.

Let the beauty and vivid coloring in contemporary metal wall art capture the look you are after in your design.  The pieces above can help you achieve the look without a lot of extra accessories needed.  With the right wall art, there will be no mistaking that your room is a reflection of contemporary styling.

Go Big, Go Abstract

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Big walls need big artwork.  That is not a problem when considering abstract large metal art for your decor.  In fact, large abstract pieces are not only visually interesting, but they can give your room just the look you are hoping for.  The two pieces below are both bold, abstract and large enough to complement any oversized wall, but each is unique in its design.

yhst-23119701400359_2178_32409827Measuring at 38-inches high by 38-inches wide, the Mosaic Adoration Metal Wall Art Hanging is perfect for creating the look you want in your multi-colored room.  Shades of brown, black, blue, and multi-colored hues combine together in square tiles that feature a delicate scrollwork in the center.  The layered look adds dimension and personality to the piece and your room’s decor.

yhst-23119701400359_2178_32859044For a more whimsical look, the Oodles of Doodles Metal Wall Hanging is perfect for your decor.  At a width of 46-inches and a height of 30-inches, this rectangular piece provides immediate visual interest and movement of the eye.  The shades of red, blue, black, yellow and green combine together for a fun, circular look.  The abstract design makes it ideal for a fun, funky look.

Let abstract metal wall art help you get the look you want from a piece that is large enough to accent a large wall while also adding to the appeal of your decor.  With the variety of styles and colors available in abstract art, you are sure to find a piece that suits your style.  Metal wall art can help.

Go Big With Color

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Color is an essential element of all decor, but it is especially important when dealing with large spaces.  Oversized walls need oversized paintings, sculptures, or modern metal wall art pieces that can capture the breadth of the space.  Although many people believe that a lot of color all at once is the key, bursts of a color in unique patterns are often much more effective at drawing the eye’s attention.  The two pieces below are perfect examples of how large metal wall sculptures can truly accent an oversized wall.

yhst-23119701400359_2177_271567006The Refreshed by Color Abstract Six-Panel Aluminum Wall Art sculpture features a series of panels that work together to form the design.  Together, the panels measure in at 65-inches wide by 24-inches high with a depth of 2-inches.  The silver background is ideal for accenting the lines of blue and grass green as they travel the length of the piece to create a strong focal point.

yhst-23119701400359_2177_270680188Add a couple more colors to your wall’s design with the Rainbow Implosion Handmade Metal Wall Art Hanging Set of 6.  This collection of panels features arcs of color in gold, silver, red, light blue, and green.  They offer a modern twist on the classic rainbow.  At 65-inches wide by 24-inches high, this is definitely a piece that will make your walls stand out.

Let modern metal wall art accent your large spaces for a unique and interesting look.  By including colors you keep the eye focused, but with the movement of the lines your eye travels around the room.  These pieces are sure to be a hit in any decor.

Faith Inspired Decor

Friday, October 28th, 2011

When faith plays a large part in your life, you may want to reflect that in your home decor.  Metal cross wall decor is the perfect way to share the beauty of your faith and the beauty of metal wall art all at once.  Whether you prefer a delicate display or a hearty cross, there are metal pieces that can accentuate your decor with little effort.

yhst-23119701400359_2179_189606739The Blessed Redeemer Wall Cross Metal Sculpture is an example of a metal artwork piece that captures the feel of faith in its design.  This large, silver on bronze cross stands 20-inches high by 15-inches wide and is ideal for any room in the house.  It also makes a great accent piece for the foyer.  The inclusion of the word “Blessed“ across the width of the sculpture is a gentle reminder to count your blessings every day.

yhst-23119701400359_2179_57855209For a more delicate and dainty look, the Faithful Fortitude Wall Cross Metal Sculpture is ideal.  The beautiful scroll work has an open weave design that is accented by fleurs-de-lis, or flowers of the lily.  Larger than the other cross, this sculpture measures 29-inches high by 21-inches wide.  The brown and bronze color scheme make it a natural fit for any room’s decor.

Let your faith shine with the inclusion of metal wall crosses in your decor.  With so many different styles and finishes to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect match for your room.  Metal wall art can help you get the look you want.