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Design Dilemmas Andrea Mason of Perceptions Interiors is a professional interior designer who wants to help you upgrade your space

You’ve just completed furnishing a cozy living room but are left with empty walls. So, the big questions is: what do you put on them? Your walls are a blank canvas that can tell the story of who you are. Thoughtfully selecting your wall decor can turn your room into a personal space that speaks to you and your visitors. When considering what to put on your walls, don’t make the mistake of sticking strictly to framing. There are so many design elements that can act as wall decor, from tapestries, photography, macrame, and objects such as clocks, shelving, and mirrors. Your room will look best with a mixt of design elements that add more texture, color, and ultimately make the space more interesting. Let’s begin with the most popular selection of wall decor, which is two-dimensional artwork. These pieces can be deely personal, they come in a multitude of mediums that can compliment any style. The most important thing to consider is whether it has meaning. My favorite pieces have been framed a family heirlooms, collected art from my travels, or supporting local artists. Family photos are another meaningful object to adorn your walls. They look best in groupings instead of having them strewn throughout the space. Showing them off together will generate an organized look, and it also optimizes your available space, making room for more wall decor. Textural objects such as macrame and tapestries are brilliant ways to add more interest to your walls. Once again, taking something from your travels, supporting a local artist, or even going antique shopping for these things will be well worth the leg work. Shelving is a unique piece of wall decor that can also act as a functional accessory. You can arrange beautiful vases, small works of art, boxes, collections, and more on them. They are a great wall filler, and they give you the opportunity to display elements that are meaningful to you but might not otherwise work on a wall. It’s also important to add a bit of dimension to your design, and objects with a bit of depth are a great tool. I’ve seen everything from clocks and baskets, to canoes and taxidermy. These will surely be a conversation piece. Mirrors are one of my favorite things to decorate with because of how purposeful they can be. While making a room look larger they also help to reflect light into a space. Mirrors add a little extra glam to a dressier room, and let’s not forget that if they are in a foyer or mudroom you can take one last look before leaving! The next time you’re wondering what to do with your walls, have a little fun and make the design something that represents you. Before you opt to purchase from big box stores, scour local art fairs, and antique markets. Find heirlooms that your heart. Finishing touches like these give your room a unique flair and make you happy. –amason@thewcpress.com

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