If These Walls Could Talk…. (Part 1): TOP 5 Kimplistic Tips for Hanging Artwork
TOP 5 KIMPLISTIC TIPS FOR HANGING ARTWORK
TIP #1: Hang artwork at EYE LEVEL.
Make sure when you are adhering to this tip that you consider the eye level of the average person, rather than yourself or someone else who may be taller or shorter than most. Also, although it is important to remember this guideline, the ceiling height must also be considered. Some taller or vaulted ceilings may require larger pieces of art that do not always follow the “eye level “rule.
TIP #2: Mix shapes to create interest!
Artwork does not always fall into the traditional “painting” category. In fact, wall hangings can be almost anything you want them to be! Regardless of the items you choose to display, you should remember to strive for symmetry and balance, in terms of the overall “look” of the space. In fact, even offset pictures should maintain a sense of balance.
TIP #3: Start with a focal point and work outward.
If you have several items that you are planning to display on a wall, it is never wise to just “start hanging”. Instead, before you begin hammering that first nail, decide what you want the center of attention to be and exactly where that center is. You should know all of the objects you want to include, and then begin hanging them according to a specific plan. Always keep revisiting the focal point along the way to make sure it has not gotten lost in the process.
TIP #4: When hanging a collection of pictures or objects on a wall, make sure there is an odd number.
Just as when you are creating a tablescape, or accessorizing furniture, it is the most aesthetically-pleasing to select an odd number of pieces for a collection of wall art.
TIP #5: Look for small places to insert artwork!
Do not neglect small spaces, but rather make them extra-special by adding perfectly-sized artwork. Examples of small spaces include underneath the top kitchen cabinets and on the outside of enclosed stairwells. Decorating these inconspicuous places can make your home unique and add interest to otherwise forgotten places.
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