Now that the portable storage container is unpacked and all of your things are put away, one of the last duties is to hang your art on the wall. Believe it or not, there is more to it than meets the eye. “Simplify Your Home” has these guidelines to help you with the process.
- Artwork or groupings should be hung with the center point at eye level for the average person.
- Make sure your artwork is well lit. Artwork can get lost on the wall without the proper lighting.
- Match the shape and size of the piece to the shape and size of the wall
- Hang an art shelf. Art can be displayed over the shelf or set on the shelf as well.
- Hanging artwork in horizontal lines brings a calming effect and can give the illusion of width to a narrow room.
- Hanging artwork in vertical lines adds a feeling of height to a room.
- Hanging artwork in diagonal lines brings more interest to the room.
- Consider groupings with small pieces of artwork. This can extend the size making it more appropriate for the space.
- Add interest to a grouping by hanging art with different frame shapes.
- Always use picture hooks that are weighted for the appropriate piece of the artwork. Heavy pictures should use hooks that are installed into wall studs or specialized drywall hangers.
Is art an interest to you? Look for future blog posts on more specifics for finding and hanging the right pieces for your home.