6 Tips for Displaying Art In Your Home
So you've splurged on a piece of art that you just love and now you need to show it off. Planning the display of artwork throughout your home may seem like a daunting task—but it doesn't need to be. We're here to take the guess work out of hanging a beautiful piece in your space.
The general rule is that art should be hung at eye level, but eye level means something different to everyone! Instead, hang the art so that it is centered around 57 to 60 inches from the floor.
Keep the Furniture in Mind
Keep your piece of art about 8 to 10 inches above a piece of furniture, especially if any piece of it extends beyond a few inches. This will also help protect it from handprints and smudges (if there are any small children at home!)
Not every home has a wall just waiting for a large focal art piece. When you're shopping for a piece of art or deciding what to put on the wall, consider how the two will work together. The art should be pull focus, but not overwhelm!
Pull Out Unexpected Colors
Draw attention to the finer details of the work by using those colors in your surrounding home decor. Let the rest of the room help tell the color story by letting the decor and the art work together.
Don't tie yourself to one style. If you're loving that watercolor piece you purchased, don't be afraid to hang abstracts or classic pieces alongside, especially if they match in tone, color, or mood. Adding a sculpture or something three-dimensional is a great way to fill out the room's texture as well.
It can be difficult to maintain an impartial eye when you're emotionally connected to a piece of art. To help disconnect, place your art, then take a photo of the room as a whole. Ask yourself how you would feel or react if you saw the photo in a magazine or in another home.