It may take several attempts to arrange your framed artwork and photos into an eye pleasing display that will add to the beauty of your decor. So, before you start hammering nails into your wall arrange and rearrange your pieces until you have a display that pleases you. |
If you are redoing a room, artwork should be the finishing touch. Be sure all furniture is in place so you will have a feel for how and where your artwork will go in the room. Lean your artwork against the wall for a few days to see how the light affects the appearance. Colors can look very different at different times of the day so don't be in a hurry to hang your artwork until you are comfortable with how it looks in your room.
Your chosen wall and the décor of your room will determine how your pictures are arranged. Here are some ideas to think about:
An eye-catching way to hang your picture frames is to put them in a straight line with the images at the same level. This arrangement is great if you have a long wall. To add interest to your wall alternate between tall and short picture frames using the same size frame at each end. This simple arrangement can have a formal look by using classic or vintage frames or a more casual look by using fun colorful photo frames.
For a unique look hang your picture frames in two rows. Arrange the top row so that the tops of the picture frames are at the same level and arrange the bottom row so that the bottoms of the frames are at the same level. Keep about two inches between the rows. Alternating tall and short frames gives this double line display a wonderfully unique look.
Mix it Up
An eclectic display can have great eye appeal if you choose your various picture frames and their placement carefully. First, decide what space you want your display to cover. It is best to confine it to a specific area, like over your sofa or bed or above your mantel. Use your creativity and artistic eye to mix it up by hanging round frames, square frames and rectangular picture frames.
Match Frames and Mats
If you are hanging many picture frames on a single wall, try matching the frames and mats to the color of your wall. This clever approach allows your artwork or photos to be the center of attention as they seem to be floating in the air.
However you decide to hang your artwork or photographs, you need to create your arrangement before you start hanging. One of the best ways to do this is to arrange your frames on the floor beneath the wall where they will be hung, or use a paper representation of your picture frames. This allows you to move the picture frames around until you have a display that you like. You can also use the paper shapes taped to the wall if that works better for your eye. You may want to start with the larger picture frames and fill in around them with the smaller ones.
Artfully arranged artwork can bring great beauty and interest to your home's décor. Selecting artwork and photos that are special to you and arranging them in an eye pleasing display is the perfect finishing touch to your home that you will be proud to share with visitors.
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