There’s no question that using art in your home décor can add quite a bit of style and personality to the space. However, what happens when you receive your gallery-worthy piece of art or the piece you ordered from Instapainting? How do you display it? Is there a right and wrong way to decorate your home using art?
If you want to display your artwork properly and enjoy the investment you have made, then use the tips and information found here.
Hang it Low
Did you know that you don’t actually have to hang your art on the wall? That’s right! Why not lean it against the wall? You can prop it on a dresser, cabinet, floor, or anything else.
However, if hanging it is what you really want to do, then you need to make sure that it is done properly. The bottom of your art (or the frame) should not be any higher than eight to 16 inches over the table, sofa, or other furniture under it. What does this mean? Keep it low.
You want it to be positioned for the art’s “heart” is right at eye level. Unless you are seven feet tall, then you are going to have to reduce your hanging expectations.
If you have plans to hang several smaller pieces of art in rows or columns, then you need to use the same guidance. Begin your lowest row at about eight to 16 inches over your furniture. This is going to help you achieve a more unified look and design for your room.
If you feel a bit “crazy” and want to lean your art, then use your shelves, fireplaces, or even the floor. By doing this, you can help to dress down your room, creating a welcoming and relaxed vibe.
Colors and Mood
Select the colors for your space based on the specific mood that you want to create in every room. Gray is a color that is extremely calming, so think about using this as the base for your bedroom, or even choose varied gradients of this color.
Yellow, on the other hand, creates a more cheerful and welcoming mood. As a result, choose art that has a bright yellow color, as this is great for your living area or den. Pieces that are full of orange or red are great for your dining room and can help to encourage conversation while eating.
Create a Room Based on Your Art
When you are designing your space around your art, then find out where the focal point of the room is. Walk into the space and take note of where your eyes go first. This is where you need to put your art.
Once you have figured out where the art goes, then you can base the remainder of the design in the room around it. Believe it or not, this isn’t as hard as it may seem. Just pick out a secondary color in the main art and then use it throughout the space.
Work in a lampshade or throw pillows around the space to make everything feel cohesive. Keep in mind, the theme that you choose does not have to overtake the entire design. However, this will help to connect the pieces that you have used.
There is no question that art can really add to your space, regardless of how big or small it may be. Use the tips and information here to make your home your own, show off your style and personality, and enjoy spending time in the rooms you have decorated.