Wall accents and décor can range from tiny, 5x5" canvas prints to oversized hanging sculptures.
Narrowing down which sized pieces to look for will depend on where the piece will be located and how much space you have.
Need something to hang above the sofa or bed? => Go big!
Oversized and extra-large wall accents go great above key furniture centerpieces such as beds and sofas. They not only help to pull the overall theme and colors of a room together, but they can also serve as the base inspiration for other decorations like pillows, rugs, and lamp shades.
While sofa and headboard sizes can vary, you can always use the "2/3 Rule" to select the right sized of wall accent to pair with it. This rule of thumb suggests that any piece of wall art or décor hanging over a sofa (or bed) should be two-thirds its size.
For example, if your sofa is 6 ft long, you should choose a wall art piece that is around 4 ft in length to hang above it. The same rule can be applied to headboards, dining room tables, and any other large furniture pieces.
Looking to make your small room feel larger? => Keep it simple
Cluttered walls can make a small room seem even smaller. If you are low on space, try to keep wall art and décor as simple and minimalistic as possible.
You can do this by purchasing one medium or large piece of wall art to serve as a focal piece. Large mirrors - especially for smaller rooms - are perfect for this as they help to bring light in which can make the space feel larger.
To avoid making the room feel crowded, limit the number of additional pieces in the room. One large piece will make a much greater impact in a small room as opposed to multiple small to medium sized pieces.
Working around chair railing in the middle of your walls? => Create a gallery
Chair railing is beautiful, but it can be difficult to decorate around. If your living or dining room has chair railing, try to create a "gallery wall" by placing multiple small to medium sized pieces on the upper half of the wall. This will help keep your chair railing and wall décor in balance. You can do this by purchasing several different wall accents and letting yourself get creative.
If you'd like to go for a uniform look, buy multiple pieces of the same size and shape and evenly space them in row. This technique often looks best in multiples of three.
Alternatively, you can purchase several different pieces of various shapes and sizes and then arrange them in a cluster. For this technique, you will want to buy one medium sized piece to serve as an anchor. Then, you can use anywhere from 3 to 10 smaller pieces of a similar color or theme to arrange around it.