Tuesday, December 17, 2013

7 ways to hang wall art

Wall art can be an interesting feature in any room. It’s also a quick and inexpensive way of updating a space. You can also play around with your space by creating a distinctive art arrangement that suits your style. 

You can create a distinct focal point by using one huge piece located in the center of the wall.

1. Focal point

You can create a distinct focal point by using one huge piece located in the center of the wall. Keep scale and proportion in mind as you shop for your central art piece. A common mistake is choosing wall art that is too small for the wall space. 

2. Grid pattern

Smaller art pieces that are of the same size and shape can also be grouped together to form a grid pattern. This arrangement can be kept compact with just four pieces or more extensive frames like a gallery wall. One way of making this more special is by using different colored frames, especially if the art pieces are neutral in color. 

3. Lined up

If you have several wall art works that aren’t of the same size and orientation, you can line them up on the wall. Create a straight line with the bottom edges of the pieces - this makes for an interesting visual statement that is almost graphic. 

4. Asymmetry

A beautiful wall art arrangement doesn’t have to be symmetrical.

A beautiful wall art arrangement doesn’t have to be symmetrical. Keep it interesting by pairing one horizontal and one vertical piece together. Just make sure the color and theme of the paintings complement each other. 

5. Interesting display

A great way to showcase personality through wall art is by putting together a hodgepodge of different art pieces in fancy frames. Combine oval-shaped frames with carvings with your regular rectangular frames. Arrange them by starting from the center of the wall and create a sprawling design with the different frames. 

6. Using ledges

Install ledges on walls for paintings to rest on. Ledges can have a modern cantilevered look or a more traditional take with moldings. You may also integrate potted plants or other accessories in the arrangement. 

7. Layered on the floor

For a casual laid-back style reminiscent of painters’ studios, place art pieces on the floor and prop them up against the walls. Group paintings together and create layers with large and small pieces to add dimension to the space. - Aislinn Kee


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