Arranging Wall Art: Tips to Know
Plan out your desired arrangement carefully. "It can be difficult to visualize how a combination of art will look on the wall, so it can be helpful to draw out your plan on graph paper or to use a computer program to arrange your art.
Be sure to measure first.
Space everything out evenly. Designer Stephanie Lindsey suggests at least four inches between frames. Any closer and the art will look crowded. When pieces are so close together, every little imperfection stands out, so it's crucial to hang everything level."
DON'T BE BASICAL
When creating a display, think outside the box a bit. By blending art and artifacts along a wall, and even turning the corner, the space becomes more alive."
Choose a Variety of Frames
It's ok to mix and match frames. "Most homes have a variety of finishes, so I always encourage people to hang what they love and not worry about the rest!" Thorup concludes.
Think about lighting.
Lighting is important in relation to the art you choose. Consider highlighting the wall art with a picture light or some sconces
throughout the house
"I like to hang art in unusual places," Waters says. "A framed piece I have in my bathroom sits between the toilet tank and a cabinet." Even a space that only you will see is acceptable. "Some forgotten places are in a walk-in closet and your laundry room," Hoffer suggests.