If you love decorating and remodeling, then you probably know that the right artwork can really make a room pop, but sometimes it is hard to decide just how to arrange art pieces. We caught up with a local artist to get the scoop directly from someone who knows all about the art of hanging art.
1. Always hang the center of the piece 57 inches from the floor
This means that they won't necessarily be even at the top (which is the way they should be). People tend to hang their art too high.
This means 57 + 7 = 64. You should hang your nail 64" from the ground. Again, notice that the tops of the paintings are not aligned, the centers are.
2. Art doesn't have to match your sofa – ever!
You shouldn't buy art just because it is the same color as your bedspread or because you are going for a neutral look. You can have any piece hanging in any room as long as you like the colors and theme of what is represented.
3. Any grouping looks better in odd numbers
Whether it's a table top or on a wall, odd numbers will give you a better look. This why triptychs are so popular! Just like in the photo above, try arranging your table tops in by three or fives.
Investing in art is... well an art! For your home, you should pick pieces that you like and that speak to you. Never buy a piece of art as decoration just because you think some day it might be valuable.
5. Art is its own thing
Every piece of art is it's own thing, it doesn't have to match anything, be a certain style, or match into a color scheme, and it can go anywhere. You can have a piece that is modern next to a piece that is classical and it does not matter. Each piece stands alone and is its own thing.
Follow the above rules and your house will look like a gallery! I did ask our artist for one last tip. She suggested that if you hang something on a narrow wall, you should try to use a vertical picture. It is always good to take into consideration the piece you are hanging and the space you are hanging it on.