WALL ART 101
There are so many ways to add visual interest to your walls, from prints and paintings to hanging sculptures and woven art. Whether you want to curate a gallery wall or keep it simple with perfectly placed statement piece, display your collection and personal style with these easy wall art tips and tricks.
Collect & Curate
Whether you’re a focused collector or have accumulated things you love along the way, creating cohesion is easy by keeping your framing consistent. Black, white or mirrored frames help even the most diverse color palettes and subjects appear complementary.
Location, Location, Location
Linear, grid or cluster – it’s all about balance. Center your biggest (or favorite) pieces and branch out from there. As you add additional pieces, keep 2-3 inches between to allow for some breathing room. Also, lay out everything on the ground prior to hanging, so you get an idea of the bigger picture.
Play Well with Others
Don’t forget to keep in the mind how your art complements (or detracts) from the furniture and decor around it. Take note of the shapes and colors in your art, and identify any surrounding commonalties. Look for lines that might echo the curve of a sofa or chair, or colors that might be found in throw pillows and decor.
If you’re hanging art around larger pieces of furniture, like a buffet or sofa, you’ll want to be sure everything is properly spaced for visual balance. When hanging a large piece over a credenza, keep about 4-6 inches of space between the bottom of the frame and top of the surface. A couple pieces above an armchair should rest 60 inches from the floor. Anything above a sofa should sit about 2-3 inches above it.