Art For Your Home

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

It's gotten to the point that I actually have artwork stored in a room in our basement so that I can easily swap out pieces every now and then.  Artwork is like an accessory to your space, it fills negative space on the walls and gives rooms a little dose of personality.  A simple switch up every now and then can make a room feel refreshed.

I typically lean towards florals, vintage themed or abstract pieces for our walls and of course, the colour pink tends to always get the winning vote!  I've been known to search for pieces at HomeSense, Anewall, EtsyMinted and at thrift/antique stores.

I still love the idea of a well curated gallery wall and I also tend to stack pieces, one above the other (as seen in the first image).





I'll be sharing several artwork themed posts in the future, because there are truly so many incredible pieces available.  I could share a post every day and never run out of options!

Here's today's round up:

1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6/ 7/ 8/ 9/ 10

Some tips:

  • Don't hang your artwork too high!  A general rule of thumb is to place the centre of the piece at 57"-60" above the ground (approximately eye level)
  • When hanging pieces above or beside one another, space them around 2"- 4" apart (you can go up to 5"-6" if it's a long wall, I personally prefer for pieces to be closer together than further apart)
  • Artwork above a sofa is typically placed too high and needs to be proportionate to the sofa.  You can definitely hang more than one piece, but it shouldn't be any smaller than 2/3 the width of the sofa and no higher than approx 8" above the top of the sofa back
  • When creating a gallery wall, you can go with all of the same frames (or same coloured frames) for a cohesive feel, or mix all of the frames up for more of an organic look
  • Before hanging your artwork, you can use a paper template to ensure that you've selected the proper height and positioning (this is especially wise if you're hanging a gallery wall)
  • It always helps to take a step back and look at the piece on the wall, so ask a friend or family member to hold the piece of art in your chosen location, at the selected height, before installing nails
  • A fun thing about gallery walls is that you can easily swap out any framed prints if you choose a common size frame, easy peasy and something to consider
  • Don't be afraid to lean artwork against the wall, be it on the floor or on a dresser, I've always loved this option for displaying artwork!
What type of artwork do you typically gravitate towards?

Cheer,

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