The number one thing I see and often talk about during my In House Consultations is how to hang and display artwork. Very often artwork or images are hung much to high up on the wall or too low. And often I see artwork that are looking really lonely and too small to be placed on a bare wall on their own. So below I will give you some simple tips on how to hang and display you wall art. And please dont be afraid to add art and decor to your walls, it makes a home feel really warm and inviting!
Dressing up the walls in your home is definitely your chance to tell your story about who lives in your home and what you love. And it doesnt just need to be art. It can be framed photos of family, places you have traveled to or even framed quotes. There is no wrong here! But there are a few good general rules you can follow to make it look good and balanced.
A good guideline is to use the 150 cm rule, that is the center of your artwork should sit 150 cm of the floor. This to ensure its comfortable to look at, you shouldn’t have to look up or down.
However this might need to be adjusted slightly based on ceiling height and on any funiture standing directly below it. If you have a sofa directly under, the bottom of the artwork 20 cm above the back of the sofa is a good distance, to avoid hitting it by mistake.
When creating a gallery wall I like to stick with 3 different sizes for my frames, to make it easy to lay out and I might also add an object like a oval or round mirror or some wall decor for my gallery wall, to make it more visually interesting. The frames can be mixed colours and designs. I also like to hang my frames both vertical and horizontal.
A good gap between your frames is 5-10cm
When deciding how to best place them on the wall. A good idea is to lay them all out on the floor in front of your wall and try different layouts. If you are a more visual person and would like to see what it would look like up, then using a masking tape and tape the shapes on the wall is another way of testing the layout before you hang. Just make sure to use a very good quality tape for this, that will not damage the wall when you remove it!
So there you have it. Get all those beautiful things up on your walls 🙂