March 19, 2011

Rainy day blogging... Tips for displaying art..

the many ways to display art and personalize your home  

How and where to display art and photographs is one of the questions I get most often from clients. It's that extra touch that finishes off a room. Some people have a natural knack for it...but for those who don't, here are a few tips..
dramatic art makes the room.. this art is essentially the room design

 questions to ask when you are deciding to hang art:
  • will you mainly be standing or sitting in the room? if you are mainly standing in the room, a height of 60-65" is good starting point. If for the most part you will be viewing the art from a sitting position, then place the art at eye level or just a little higher.
a good example of hanging art a little lower in a sitting area
Grouping art..
pictures, paintings & mementos.. a great way to group art
When grouping art think of it as one large picture or composition...a couple of tricks are to cut out paper templates and tape them to the  wall to help you visually layout your arrangement before making permanent holes in the wall.

Another trick I use.. is to layout it out on the floor as I would on the wall. Then I can move things around and stand back and get a good visual of how it will translate on the wall.

don't be afraid to group large art pieces. If you have the ceiling height go for it!
Photography is a wonderful way to personalize your home and to show off your creativity and family adventures..
stairways make a great gallery wall.. shows off a well lived life..
Bookcases and shelves also make it very easy to display your photos and art..

this black and white display adds a sophisticated touch
Art is a great way to express yourself in your home.  Always make sure you relate it to the furnishings in your room and have fun with it. You'll quickly see how it can transform your room.

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