Special Considerations For Your Living Wall Garden

Once you have decided upon the type of plants that you want to grow in your living wall art piece, you have to think about the actual container that you will grow them in. Be careful!  If you’re building your garden indoors you must be mindful of water.  A recent customer had to fix water damage in Trenton New Jersey after a material problem. There are lots of different designs available to buy. You will need to think about the size of container that you need for the position that you have chosen.

You also need to consider how heavy the wall art will be. This is important as a living piece of art will be much heavier for its surface area than a conventional painting would be. You have to consider the weight of the plants, the soil and the water – so make sure that the size of the container is going to be a good fit for the location, and that it will be able to be hung on the wall without damaging it.

A picture frame design is one of the most popular types of wall art. This has the advantage that it looks great. You can buy one which is specifically for wall art and is pre-made, or you can make your own.

If you want to create your own you will need a picture frame, a shadow box, wire, and some planting fabric. Add your soil to the planting frame and now you are ready to start adding your chosen plants. You then have to leave the frame in a flat position until the plants are established. It should be ready to hang in about 4 to 10 weeks, depending upon the type of plants which you have used.

A picture frame design is more suitable for exterior wall art designs. The reason for this is because they tend to be heavy and they can also be messy. It is one thing getting soil or water on your concrete balcony, but quite another getting it on your light colored carpet. You can use a frame design indoors, but you will probably have to limit it to a small size so that it does not become too heavy and difficult to look after.

You may want to consider using a container type system for your indoor wall art. All you need to do is select a suitable sized container and then attach this onto some wood. You can use brackets to secure it to the wall. Again, you need to make sure that the container is not too heavy. You can also rest the wall art against the wall, rather than actually hanging it directly on to it.

There are many other materials which you can use in your wall art container design. A rain gutter system is particularly popular for exterior wall art systems. Let your imagination run wild – you can use a huge variety of materials to create a unique piece of wall art.

There are endless possibilities for integrating living wall art into your garden or interior design plans. Have fun with it. Once you have created your first one, you will be looking for other ways to incorporate this kind of design into your home. It gets a little addictive!

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Incorporating Wall Art Into Your Interior Design

Most of us have pictures on the wall, but how much thought did we give to actually placing wall art in our home? Too often wall art is very much an afterthought in our interior design plans. Whist it is always a great idea to buy wall art simply because you see it in the store and really like it, if you really want to incorporate art into your home, there does need to be some forward planning.

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Photo by Dushan and Miae

What often happens is that we give a lot of thought to the color scheme of the room. We then carefully pick the furniture and accessories for the room and arrange them thoughtfully. We are really pleased with the result. The we look at the walls and realize that we have given no thought at all to how we can use wall art in our overall design.

However, we really should think about wall art at the very start of working out our interior design ideas. It is an integral part and can be used to enhance the overall design. Wall art should not be an afterthought – it should be an important part of the design from the very start. Here are some of the things that you need to think about when integrating wall art seamlessly into your interior design to create a stunning overall effect for any living space.

Think About Wall Art as The Focus

This leads on from the point that you take your inspiration from the wall art, rather than trying to design a scheme around it. When you start your design you can decide that the focal point is your chosen piece of art work.

The first point that you have to consider in any interior design project is where your focal point should be. One of the easiest ways that you can choose and create your focal point is to use wall art. It is a very obvious device which is so often overlooked, but in so many ways it is the simplest way to start your interior design project.

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Photo by Neromonga

If you decide to make wall art the focal part of the interior design of the room, you need to make sure that you get the scale right for the size of the room. We are talking about a focal point here. It needs to be large enough so that it doesn’t get lost in the scheme, but not so large that it dominates the room and everything else gets lost.

You want to use wall art to draw the eye to the focal point of the room. You should see it as an opportunity to have the perfect setting for your favorite pieces of art. Until you have actually gone through the exercise of making your favorite art work the focal point of your room, it really is difficult to imagine how much easier this makes the whole task of redesigning your room. When you have worked in this way it is difficult to do anything else as it makes the process so much easier.

You don’t just have to use one piece of art to create the effect that you want. A very effective technique is to create a gallery wall. You can experiment putting different pieces together on the wall. They can either be matching or contrasting pieces. It can be a lot of fun working out which wall art works in a gallery style setting. Let your imagination run wild and experiment with putting different pieces together.

 

Quick Tips for Adding Wall Art to Your Interior Decoration

Wall Art and Color

One of the most fundamental ways in which wall art can enhance any room is by introducing color which is complimentary to your overall design palette. There is now an endless choice of paint colors for your walls. This is both a benefit and a curse! Sometimes the choice can just be overwhelming and you can get very caught up in exactly which shade of blue, green, red, or yellow you want. The choices are endless.

Why don’t you try a different approach? You could use a piece of wall art as your inspiration. Instead of trying to fit the wall art to the color scheme which you have already chosen, you could find the art work first and use this as the template for your color palate and design scheme. You can either pick out the dominant color, or chose a number of colors and shades which will fit in with the art.

Use Different Styles of Wall Art

There are many different types of wall art – you do not just have to limit yourself to pictures and paintings. Using different art mediums on your wall can bring an interesting element to your interior design. Think about how you can use wall art to add texture to your room design.

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Something as simple as a shadow box design can bring interest and originality to your interior design. You can personalize it with items which are meaningful to you and your family. It can be a great reminder of past vacations or special times in your life.

Wall Art is for Everyone

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Photo by Patrick Hoesly

You do not need to spend a great deal of money on wall art. There are so many different inexpensive art pieces available these days, it really is accessible for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you are living in a small space or a huge mansion, you should still give consideration to how wall art can make your space a better place.

The ideal is to integrate your wall art in to your design from the very start, but if this isn’t possible, do not let this deter you from using wall art to enhance your living space. That first studio apartment or room can benefit so much from having a beautiful, interesting or fun piece of wall art. You can choose whatever wall art is within your budget and makes you happy. There are no rules. Just enjoy.

More Art You Can Put In Your Garden On a Budget

Living Wall Art

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Photo by Ruth and Dave

There is no need to live with a boring blank wall, or an ugly garden structure such as a garage. You can decorate it with living wall art. These kinds of structures have become very popular recently. You can cover your wall in plants which are planted in a picture frame. Succulents are particularly good to use in frame structures as they have interesting variations of shapes. This type of garden art doesn’t have to be expensive.

You can have a lot of fun creating garden wall art. The only limit is your imagination. There are plenty of different wall art frames and containers on the market, or you could make your own if you want it to be unique.

Two-Dimensional Art

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Photo by strife

There are many different types of two-dimensional art that you can use in the garden. In recent years canvas wall art has become increasingly popular as a part of garden design. Just choose something that you like and see how you can integrate it into your garden. It can be a simple way to introduce color and interest into the yard. One place which is particularly good is in an outdoor entertaining area, but any area of the garden can be brightened up by the use of outdoor canvas art.

You can also paint designs directly onto structures. You don’t have to live with that plain old blank wall which has no visual interest. If you do not have enough confidence to paint freehand onto the structure, you could try using a stencil. Just use your imagination and you can transform a boring flat surface into a work of art.

Stained Glass

Stained glass can instantly give your garden color and interest. Stained glass has been used for hundreds of years to create visual interest in structures. The most obvious place that stained glass has been used is in churches and cathedrals in Great Britain. However, it can easily be used in a garden design. There are many different designs available so it is easy to find something which will complement the rest of your garden design.

 

 

 

Art You Can Put in Your Garden Without Breaking the Bank

You do not have to limit yourself to just thinking about plants in your garden design. You can incorporate art into the garden, so that you can create your own unique space.

Art has always been used in garden design. Think of the use of stones and sculptures in traditional Japanese garden design – this dates back thousands of years. It isn’t a new principle, but of course trends change over the centuries. The great thing about using art in garden design today, is that there really aren’t any rules or restrictions about what you can do. Just use your imagination and create the space that you enjoy. Here are some of the different types of art that you can consider using in your garden design.

Sculpture

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Photo by Brian Smithson (Old Geordie)

One of the most commonly used types of art structure used in garden design is sculpture. There are so many different types of sculpture available that you can easily find something which is both pleasing to the eye and within your budget.

Always make sure that the size of the sculpture fits well with your garden design scheme. A piece should integrate into the garden – it shouldn’t overwhelm it. The placement of the sculpture is very important. It can either be used as a focal point for your design, or as an accent piece. You can also group different sculptures together. There really are no rules – just go with what you think looks right to you.

Garden Ornaments

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Photo by jitze

Garden ornaments have also become very popular in recent years. They often used to be seen as something which wasn’t used in ‘serious’ garden design, but now they have become incredibly popular with professional designers and homeowners. You can have a lot of fun with choosing garden ornaments.

There are so many different types available. Gone are the days when all you could find in the garden store was a couple of brightly colored whimsical figures! Now there is something for everyone to use to brighten up their outdoor space. Just choose objects that you enjoy.

You do have to give some thought about where to place a garden ornament. It can be used as a focal point, or as a decoration in a particular part of your garden. It can be fun to place an amusing piece just out of sight around a corner, or up in a tree, so that you don’t see it all the time. See what works in your garden. Remember that with small garden ornaments it is easy to move them around, so that you find the place where they work best within your overall garden design.

Tromp L’oeil

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Photo by jitze

 

You may never have thought about using this years old technique to create interest in your garden, but it can certainly help you to create a very unique space. It is a rarely used technique which uses a two-dimensional art piece to create an illusion that there is space beyond that point. It is an optical illusion where the brain is tricked into thinking it is seeing something which it is not. Mirrors are often used to create the effect, but it can also be done with a two-dimensional painting.

The simplest way to create the tromp l’oeil effect is by using a mirror and integrating it into the design. You have to be careful to conceal the mirror so that it blends in with the garden – otherwise it just looks as though you have put a mirror at the bottom of the garden! Ways to do this include planting around the edges of the mirror so that it looks more like it is part of the garden. You can also place a structure, such as a trellis, close to the mirror so that the edges are disguised. If you get the effect right it can create a unique element in your garden. It can even be used in small gardens to create more of a sense of space.