Hilen Quintanilla | February 27, 2017
After choosing the best possible wall art, there comes another step before you can enjoy your newly bought paintings, and that is the process of actually hanging your art pieces on the wall. This step is not something hard to accomplish, but people often do not know what is the best way to setup their art gallery, or what the most suitable places for hanging artwork are.
If you have run into the aforementioned issues, below are some tips to help you in some way or another:
• Choosing a Room – The best places to hang artworks are obviously the most frequented rooms in your home. Generally, they are the living room, kitchen and any of the bedrooms in use. In such rooms, it is a good idea to hang at least a few art pieces, since it will help to make your rooms livelier without doing a lot of other modifications.
• Keep it at Eye Level – Positioning your artwork is very important. In fact, many people tend to get the positioning wrong, even if they spend a lot of time thinking about it. You want your artwork to be at your eye level, which is something like sixty inches from the ground. But do not take this as the only value: in rooms where you will be mostly sitting, it is advisable to place your artwork lower than normal. The same can be said for rooms used by kids: since they are not as tall as adults, placing the artwork lower will help them connect with it much better.
• Make a Gallery Wall – With a gallery wall, you can easily hang a lot of canvas art prints without making it feel too cluttered. A perfectly designed gallery wall is difficult to achieve, but it recommended to try to stick to a few rules to ensure that you can come close to it. First of all, evenly space out your various art pieces and try to arrange them in a geometric pattern or shape. Try to give your centre piece more focus, while arranging the other pieces in such a way that the whole gallery looks like a single unit.
• Framing is Optional – Framed art is not something mandatory. Some people like the look of a good frame, which can help accentuate the artwork itself. Others may think that frames look ugly on some pictures, and may want to go for frameless hand painted canvas art to complement their home’s minimalistic look.
• Stack Vertically – The best way to make the most out of your wall space is to stack your art collections vertically. This is especially useful when you want to hang a lot of small pictures in room without much horizontal wall space. By hanging vertically, you can easily fill up a lot of empty spaces in most of your rooms.