What you hang on the walls of your home is very important to provide cohesion to a space. Knowing how and where to hang art though is something that interior decorators, artists and art gallery owners have special knack for. Learn some of how they look at homes walls and decide how and where to hang art to best highlight the art and make the home feel warm and inviting.
1. Pick the same frames for gallery wall
2. Lighting above art-pieces
3. Add art behind desks or utilitarian pieces
4. Create a theme
5. Place artwork at eye-level
While it seems self-explanatory placement of art on the wall neither too high nor too low, is key to drawing the eye in. If artwork is displayed too high or too low you typically are distracted away from the piece itself and it seems out of place.
6. Display art on a Feature Wall
A feature wall does exactly what it sounds like, it will feature something you want people to see. If there is contract between the color of the feature wall and the art piece then the work of art will further stand out.
7. Think of the size of a piece
When you have a sizeable piece of furniture and a sizeable wall you will want to pick a piece of art that is proportionate to it. Hanging a piece of art that is almost the same size as a piece of furniture will anchor it. Also avoid having a large wall filled with art pieces that are too small as they only draw attention to the size of the room and look out of place in contrast.