Tag Archives: wall canvas

How to Select Wall Hanging Art for Bedroom Decorating

Art, like beauty, is a subjective experience. What you find appealing in art someone else might not like at all. Because there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to selecting a wall hanging — or any piece of art, for that matter — keep in mind the mood you want to create […]

Creative No-Paint DIY Bedroom Wall Ideas

Creative DIY Ideas  Sure, you can paint your bedroom walls white, or up the ante with color. But sometimes, that just isn’t enough. Maybe you want a little more drama or a lot more color, or just to show off your creativity. If you’re looking for DIY ways to reinvent the style of your bedroom, check out the following 10 […]

12 Unusual Wall Covering Options

Going Beyond Paint and Wallpaper  Most walls in the home get the usual covering treatment: interior paint in a flat, eggshell, or semi-gloss sheen. And there’s nothing wrong with that since you can’t go wrong with a nice coat of good-quality interior paint. And if not paint, then wallpaper is the covering of choice in most other walls. And that’s […]

Feng Shui Tips: What If the Heart of Your Home Is a Wall?

In the ancient Chinese practice of feng shui energy management, the center, or heart, of any space is critically important. The heart of the home is the meeting place of different strains of energy and thus becomes the focal point for how you experience that home’s energy. Just as it is critical to take care […]

Determining Spans and Spacing for Wall Shelves

Shelf Spans and Vertical Spacing  There are two important considerations when installing wall shelves: first, making sure the material used for the shelves has an appropriate span capacity; and second, considering the vertical spacing between the shelves—a decision that is based on the types of objects you will store on the shelves. To prevent the shelves from sagging under the weight, you need to […]

The 7 Best Wall Mirrors of 2019

Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links.  A mirror is more than a spot to check your hair or touch up your lipstick. This smart wall accent does double decorative duty because it fills your space […]

Different Types of Art Painting Styles

The ‘Wiki-people’ defines the art of painting as “the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface” Well, how can anyone make that any simpler! But, is art painting as simple as it sounds? To be fair, it never is and never was. The art of painting is evolving incessantly. The way artists […]

When to Install a Knee Wall in Your Attic

Question: A reader asks if, “I need to install a knee wall in my attic, but what is the purpose of a knee wall? Do I need help with insulation?” Answer: Knee walls are not found in all attics, and they are not absolutely necessary. But they are awfully good to have. Go in the attic or simply imagine yourself […]

Bathroom Wall Tile

Checkerboard Wall Tile Pattern  Your wall tile pattern is vitally important because it heavily influences how you feel about a room.  Not just that:  consider how difficult it will be to change that pattern if it does not suit you. To help you get it right, we have narrowed down the nearly infinite world of wall patterns to […]

How to Build a Retaining Wall Garden Pond

Building a Pond When Soil Conditions Are Less Than Perfect  Building a pond is a great way to improve your property and, technically, is quite easy. With just a handful of tools and a few building materials, you can dig a hole in the ground and fill it with water. What is hard is the sheer amount of heavy work: digging, […]