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The Art of Hanging Art
One of the biggest blunders we see all the time at Designer For A Day is art that is not hung to its best advantage. It is something that everyone does all the time, but also lends itself to many mistakes like too high, too low, wrong orientation for the wall, wrong scale for the wall, and the one that drives all designers crazy - crooked!
So how do you hang your art so that it shows it off best? There are many unwritten rules, and visual judgment plays a large part, but here are a few common mistakes and remedies.
Good Use of Scale & Color
Big Mistake #1
Hanging art too high. A general rule is to hang artwork at about eye level - or about five feet from the floor (to the center of the piece). But if you are from a family of shorter stature, you may want it lower, or likewise if you are from a taller family, you may want it a little higher. There are exceptions when you are hanging very small or very large pieces.
Big Mistake #2
Hanging too small a piece on too large a wall. Try using two, three, or more pieces together to create the effect of one large piece.
Big Mistake #3
Hanging a very horizontal piece in a very vertical wall space or vice versa. Use art the same shape as the wall behind it, eg., hang your vertical art in more of a vertical space.
Big Mistake #4
Hanging so many family photos in the LR/DR that get outdated, dusty, faded, and never moved. Tip - hang the many family photos we all have in an organized fashion in a hallway, or stairway where it can grow and change and be viewed close up.
Big Mistake #5
Cock-eyed pictures. ALWAYS use two hooks, spaced apart (depending on the size of the art) enough to balance the piece. This way once it is hung and leveled it will stay that way unless it is physically moved. For assistance with your art or any other design related questions call us at Designer For A Day for fast, fun and affordable interior design.