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Furnishing your wall

india Updated: May 22, 2010 01:27 IST
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Simplicity is the order of the day in home décor and the walls play an important part in forming that impression. But what you put on your walls must not clash with the expensive furniture in your home.

Number game

“Always make sure that the hanging you are using on the wall should be six to 12 inches above your furniture so that they do not clash,” says Bobby Aggarwal, furniture designer, PortsideCafe.

Also, if the picture is difficult to admire it is not placed right then. “Placement of the number of wall hangings differs depending on the furniture fabric and their placement,” says Anuja Gupta, director, Apartment 9.

Viewing angle

If you want to hang a small art piece over an overpowering sofa — it won’t work. “A collage of black and white photographs can be used with a bigger piece which can compliment any type of furniture,” adds Aggarwal.

If you’re hanging artwork by yourself, do these:

Cut paper templates to the size of the art works and attach the paper cutouts to the wall with painter’s tape. This will give you the option to stand back and see how the artwork’s size relates to the room and furniture.

Find the perfect spot.

Try out various heights before you punch holes in the wall for picture hooks. “Very large décor is ideal for hanging on a spacious wall devoid of any furniture at all,” says Gupta.