Are you looking for a cheap and unique way to decorate your home? I previously wrote an article called Types of Puzzles to Decorate the Home. Puzzles are a fun way to add a personal touch to an interior space. Here are some tips for decorating your home with puzzles.
DIY Tip #1 for Decorating Your Home with Puzzles – Choose a design to fit your style
First of all, are you looking for a puzzle to resemble wall art? Or how about a 3D puzzle to help decorate the mantle? Once you have made a decision, think about the style or design you are looking for – do you have a theme or color scheme in your interior?
Puzzles come in many different designs: wildlife, animals, people, sports, cities, and so much more. I have a puzzle that is a panoramic view of New York City, and I love it. Check out SimplePastimes.com to order the perfect puzzle for your taste.
DIY Tip #2 for Decorating Your Home with Puzzles – Put it together
Half the fun is in putting the puzzle together. As long as you’re not in a hurry to decorate your home, it’s not something that has to be finished immediately, but it can be worked on whenever you find the time. For the 3D puzzle, you have to take great care not to knock any of the pieces out of place.
Work on the flat puzzle over a piece of cardboard or a puzzle mat that you can roll up and hide away when you’re not working on it. Once it has been finished, coat the puzzle’s surface with a couple coats of puzzle glue and have it framed.
DIY Tip #3 for Decorating Your Home with Puzzles – Find a place for your artwork
Now it’s time to find a home for your puzzle. The 3D puzzle may be placed on a mantle, shelf, or (depending on its size) as the centerpiece on the table. Framed puzzles may be hung on the wall anywhere you choose – over a fireplace, above a bed, or in the hall.
Keep in mind that pictures should be hung at eye level, and smaller works of art may be clustered together to create the visual of a single work of art. Pay attention to the wall-to-art ratio; the size of the art should complement the size of the wall. Also, do not fill an entire wall with art then leave the rest of the walls empty. The room needs to feel balanced.
Click here for more tips on the art of hanging pictures.
If you would like to decorate your home with unique pieces of art, but can’t afford to buy paintings, puzzles are a cheap alternative. Not only do they make great decorations for your home, but they are something that you and your family can be proud of for years to come. Puzzles are a fun way to add a personal touch to your interior space.
Sources: Personal Experience