Stay Classy: The Best Way to Display Art in Your Home
Having a beautiful or interesting piece of art in the home can instantly brighten up the place. It’s a place the eye is drawn to, and studies prove that art is good for the brain! When looking at art, it has the same effect on the brain as when you look at a loved one. It’s up to you whether you want to hang just a few pieces of art, or turn your home into a fully fledged gallery. This post should help you to get it right:
An Art Wall
Instead of hanging just one piece of art, why not create an entire art wall? This is a way to display your art that turns the wall into a feature wall. There are many different places you can try this. On the stairs, and above the bed are two of my favorites. It can be anywhere you like though, so make sure you use your imagination!
Make Sure The Pieces Match Up in Some Way
As a rule, if you’re going to display art together, the pieces should match up in some way. If you’re going to use color pictures, consider selecting a theme so they still match. If you’re choosing pictures with no relevance whatsoever, consider having the pictures in black and white, or in the same frames/the same size. This will still give the art wall a professional look without being too matchy matchy.
Experiment With Different Shapes and Sizes
Experimenting with different shapes and sizes is a lot of fun. To help you work out the lay out, cut out the shapes you’re going to use and arrange them on the floor. You can do this with the art itself if you have enough room on the floor. Usually, I place one big piece of art in the middle, then smaller pieces of art around that. If the middle piece is big enough, you can place the smaller pieces anywhere and it’ll still look good.
Use Traditional Pieces in a Contemporary Setting, and Vice Versa
There are all kinds of art, but mainly traditional and contemporary pieces. You could consider placing something contemporary, like Brian Braaq Art, in a traditional setting. I usually find this looks better than matching them up.
Find Your Own Art
Art can be very expensive, but you can always find your own art. Look in magazines, use posters, and get your children to draw you something. You can then frame these pieces and it’ll look just as good! Displaying them using the tips here will give them a streamlined, professional feel.
Take Ornaments Into Account
Including ornaments in your displays will add another dimension to them. You could literally create a wall worthy of a gallery in your home by using different pieces of art and ornaments. Try it!
Did you find these tips useful? Do you have any tips of your own you’d like to share? Leave a comment below. Have fun playing with your favorite pieces of art!