Religious crosses are great decorating elements that bring a realm of spirituality to any room. Even if you are not particularly religious, a decorative cross can still enhance a room with a look of culture and beauty. To decorate with crosses, buy artistic pieces that match the theme and feel of your room, and keep them simple by not adding too many embellishments.
Things You'll Need
- Tape measure
Review the look and feel of your room. What is the decorating style? Is it more Gothic, modern, country, or a little mix of everything? Is the furniture embellished with textures, carvings, and ornate corners, or does the room feature pieces with fine lines and simple fabrics? Write down notes about the furniture, carpeting, wall types, and other décor of the room.
Note the colors of the room. Focus on more than just the colors of the walls and furniture; pay attention to the tones of the room. Is the wall just red, or is it red with brown undertones? Also note the colors of the details in the room; the hardware, the light fixtures, the ceiling fans, and any other colors. You don’t want to buy silver crosses for the room when everything else is gold, or vice versa.
Measure the wall where you plan to hang the crosses. Write down the length and height of the wall, and also determine whether the furniture of the room is centered on the wall or at an angle. Pay attention to how much space the furniture takes up on the wall; if you have a high cabinet, you will need a smaller cross than if you have a short couch or bar.
Purchase crosses that match the style, colors, and size of the room. If you have furniture with straight, clean lines, choose a cross that is simpler as well, without a lot of embellishments. If your room is more ornate, choose a more detailed cross with carvings or textures. If your room consists of a lot of antiques, choose a cross that looks antique as well. If you have a lot of space for the crosses, buy a few different crosses in different sizes that all coordinate with each other.
Lay the crosses out on the floor if you are working with more than one, and arrange them before making holes in the wall. Get ideas on wall placement by looking through home decorating magazines, or online sites. Crosses can be placed in the same way paintings or photos are placed. A few ideas include placing one cross in the center with 2 smaller crosses on either side, or alternating between a few small and large crosses. If the crosses are all the same size, arrange them in a square, with 2 on top and 2 on the bottom.
Measure the space between each cross while they are still displayed on the ground. Mark from the hanger on the back of the cross to be sure nail holes are placed correctly. Note the measurements, then mark the wall in the same layout with the same measurements and place the nails. Hang the crosses.