We can have a beautiful and sensational piece of art, but if it is not displayed properly it will not be appreciated accordingly.
An art collection can express your personality and give your home a sense of drama and excitement. Here are my five simple and easy rules to follow when hanging your artwork or treasured family photos.
1. Choose a wall that is the focal point of the room to ensure the art takes centre stage. If possible add feature lighting to really showcase it.
2. Artworks needs to be hung at eye level to demand attention. A general rule of thumb is to have the artwork’s centre at approximately 1.5 to 1.6m from the floor.
3. Consider the size of your artwork and select a wall that is in scale to its proportions. Never put small pictures on large walls. I do love it when an oversized picture dominates a wall to create drama. If your artwork is smaller consider displaying groups of your favourite pieces that will draw your attention upon entering the room.
4. If you are positioning your art near or above furniture consider its size and scale as this will interact with the art. If you place your canvas above a sofa or buffet for example, it can’t extend over the length of these pieces to work visually.
5. Try grouping family photos in either random patterns or symmetrical to make an artistic design statement. For an eclectic look use a collection of antiqued and embossed frames to create a more relaxed feel. Alternatively, you can use the same frame for a modern and contemporary feel. For guaranteed success lay your pattern on the floor before you begin.
By Karen Creith