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Home Decor Creating a Designer Look for Your Wall
Creating a designer look for your wall is much easier than you have most likely been lead to believe. In just a few short steps, you can have creative and exciting wall décor that will amaze all your friends and loved ones. When you are finished, your display will be beautifully eye-catching and you will find everyone asking how you accomplished such a professional and all around dazzling wall design. The tools for this project are easy to find around your home and at your neighborhood home goods store making it fun and hassle free. Assembly of your masterpiece could not be simpler with this easy to follow guide.
The first thing you need to do is, gather up all the tools that you will be using throughout the decorating process. Here are the tools you will need to begin: a pencil, hammer, sponge, soap, level, and a large piece of tracing paper about the same size that you would like your display to be. Once you have collected all your necessary tools, it’s time to gather the items that you would like to place on your wall for display. You can go to your nearest home goods store and find interesting pieces or you can simply look around your home for different pictures and mirrors that you feel will look lovely displayed together.
Once you have gathered everything, find an open area in your home with a lot of room to move around and lay out your tracing paper. Place the objects in any way that you would enjoy seeing them on the wall in an interesting an eye catching pattern. Once you have placed all the items facing downward on the tracing paper, take your pencil and trace around each object, this can be just a rough quick sketch. Once you have traced all your items, mark each spot where you plan to place a nail to hang the items. This will help you to avoid any extra mistakes or holes in your walls that may not be so easy on the eyes. It will also keep everything in the exact spots that you planned to place them when laying them out on the tracing paper.
Now it’s time to place your paper template on the wall, use your tape and secure each corner of your template to hold the template in place. Next, grab a few nails and place each nail through the spots you originally marked to hang each item. Now you can remove the tracing paper from the wall and begin following your outline by placing your items where you planned, locating where each nail was placed. You can reference your tracing paper if you forget where something was originally planned to go or you can slightly tweak your design, sometimes things don’t turn out exactly as you thought they would once you see them up on the wall itself. For the heavier items use extra strong picture hangers that are meant to hold heavier objects. Once you have hung your items on the wall, step back to ensure that everything looks how you wanted it.
Now that you have hung everything up, you may have made a mistake or two leaving unsightly holes in your walls that cannot be covered up by your pictures and other various items. This is where that bar of soap comes in handy, rub the soap over the hole, filling it entirely with the soap. This will cause it to blend in and appear practically invisible. For any scuff marks you may have, take a sponge and a little bit of soap, simply dampen your sponge and rub it over the scuff marks. This should remove all spots without damaging your wall and paint.
Your last step is to level your pictures; you can use a simple hand level and place it on each item. Watch for the bubble in the center to stop moving and if the bubble remains centered in between the two lines your item is level and you can move on to the next one. After that is completed you are completely done with your incredibly fast and easy home décor project.