Friday, August 21, 2015

Refresh Your Home: Expertly Hung Art Work

Creating an expertly hung art wall can be tricky but extremely rewarding.  A polished art wall can transform an ordinary room into an extraordinary room.  It’s also an opportunity to enjoy the pieces that can soothe, excite, or even take you on a trip down memory lane.  Here are a few tips to begin considering moving things around.

Select Your Pieces Wisely
Your artwork should complement the feel of your home.  Consider the color, style, and texture of both the artwork and your framing when refreshing your art gallery.  Use your artwork and framing to complement the finishes in your space.

Eye Level Is Key
Your artwork should be at a comfortable level so that you do not have to strain your eyes to see it.  So, if the members of your household are particularly tall or short, pick the ‘eye-level’ heights that suit your lifestyle.

Test It Out
If you’re still having trouble envisioning what your art gallery wall will look like or would like to attempt a more eclectic gallery look with different sizes and shapes, consider giving it a dry run.  Pick up some trusty brown craft paper and cut out your shapes.  Assemble according to your plan with a temporary adhesive then stand back and check it out.  This can also be a great jump off point to hang your final selections as your grid will already be laid out!

Rehanging artwork can transform your room, so pull out those prints you’ve hung onto for years and let them delight you and your family everyday!

Have a great day,

1 comment:

  1. Hello! There is an image in this post that is attributed to Driven by Decor and it's actually an image by Kate Singer - if you could change the link to the correct source that would be great - here it is: . Thanks!