Buying art or posters, or print out pictures, is the easy part. We’ve all been faced with the hard component that comes next: choosing frames and mats at the art store or standing before a clean wall with a hammer and hammer in hand. What color frames should you choose? At what height should you hang paintings? How do you do a salon wall? The first rule is to conquer your fears. Do not leave your art in a box for many years, your walls bare. Only dip in and begin.
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1. Keep it simple. With mats and frames, the easiest thing to do is stick to the many versatile colors: white black and mats frames. Then have all your art framed the same manner.
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Choose various colored frames at a coordinating palette if you want to liven up a neutral atmosphere.
2. Hang pieces at eye level. Most galleries hang their art at ordinary eye level, about 58 inches. The center of this artwork, not the top of the bit, but should be at that height. This usually means that you have to do some math: Measure the distance between the wire and the top of the frame, and measure the height of this art and split it in half. Measure 58 inches onto the wall, then add the dimension of half of the artwork’s height and subtract the distance between the wire and the top of the frame. Put here .
The gallery-height guide also works for film ledges.
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Yup, salon-style galleries and art hung in a grid operate well centered at eye level, also.
You may want to correct for furniture under so that you’re not creating a awkward large gap between the art and the sofa.
Adjust gallery height for the people in the house. Think about hanging art a bit lower in kids’ rooms.
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If a room will be used mainly for sitting, then hang your art lower to keep it at eye level.
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3. Hang art in a grid. Hanging a grid of photos is a excellent way to earn a large announcement while still maintaining the focus on the individual photos. A symmetrical grid require some extra time and math. Have patience. Keep about 2-3 inches between frames.
4. Go for salon style. Start with the largest piece of art. Center it in the middle or simply off the middle, place the remaining portion of the art around it in a manner that pleases your eye. You can decide on a design by laying the art on the floor till you find a solution which works or by cutting out the shape of every piece of art in brown craft paper and taping it to the wall to check out ideas.
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If you do not have one piece of art that is demonstrably larger, weight the centre with darker pieces and frames.
Frames with no art also look good hung salon style. Find a lot of frames at a thrift store and paint them one color for an inexpensive custom art installation.
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5. Create a singular sensation. When you’ve got an ornate frame, give it breathing space by not hanging lots close to it. Thin, slick frames are better for grids or rows.
6. Think outside the frame. Flourishes such as ribbons and hanging wire add extra character to hanging art and give it more of a conventional look.
Clipboards are great for hanging out children’s art or art that is rotated frequently.
An art grouping like this may not have the lasting power of art, but it wins awards for creativity.