A guide to making contrasts at home

As the saying goes, opposites attract. A room’s focal point can be easily established with the use of contrasting shapes and colours. Here are some of the greatest ways we’ve found to add contrast to a gallery wall.

The beauty of using contrasts is that there is no single “bad” way to do it. The only standards for interior design are the ones you establish, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Explore several avenues and don’t be afraid to think outside the box to find a design option that speaks to your personality and makes you happy at home.

A composition of black and white

Complementary opposites! Polar opposites do indeed attract. The contrasts between hot and cold, bright and dark, smooth and rough, large and small, are practically limitless.

Decorating with lots of contrast might be difficult, but black and white is the simplest approach to use. Light and dark are complementary colours, and their striking contrast highlights and enhances the features of the other.

Match distinctive styles and sizes

Don’t be afraid to branch out and discover your own unique niche in the fashion jungle by experimenting with a wide range of format, size, and style combinations. This gallery wall is a mash-up of visual, artistic, photographic, and typographic designs.

Posters of vastly different sizes can be hung next to one another to create a striking visual contrast; the greater the size difference, the more dramatic the effect. Combining our largest size 27.6×39.3″ (70x100cm) statement poster with smaller posters creates remarkable contrast for your walls.

See our other posters here! We would also recommend the interior design book “The art of creating a beautiful home” by Natalie Walton. You can buy it on Amazon here.

Mix black and white and color patterns

Find the right’sweet & salty’ balance by mixing more feminine details like florals and pastels with more masculine details like black and white designs to show off your confidence. You may rapidly create a focal point that reflects your own style by striking a balance between hard and soft components in the room’s colour scheme, fabric selection, and pattern.

If you can find your way through the maze of contrasts and pull off the perfect look, you will have no trouble establishing a distinctive and uniquely yours ambiance inside. You shouldn’t think that you have to choose between the two options.

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