When you find a piece of framed art that you love, you might be thrilled to take it home and get it up on your walls! Once you reach home, you might find that you are stuck, lost in a sea of questions as to your artwork. Where should it go? Does it need to have other pieces? How high or low do you need to hang your framed art? Here at Gibson Brothers Furniture Inc., we love providing you with framed art pieces that will look beautiful in your home and would also love to help with some tips that will make your framed art look like it was professionally hung. Here are a few tricks of the trade that you might be able to use in your own home.
Placement is key when it comes to framed art. Think about placement in art galleries — each piece carefully selected and positioned so that the art stands out. The rule of thumb is that you should hang the middle of your piece 57 inches above the ground, since that is where the average eye level is. Make a measurement of this height, and then measure to find the center of the wall. Your framed art should be hung in the cross-section of these measurements.
In addition to placement, consider the background and lighting you are choosing. A colorful piece with bright accents will look great in a room with more neutral and muted tones. However, a room with a lot of colors and patterns might do well with a more monochromatic style of framed art. Thinking about not just what you like about the painting, but where you are putting it can help in your selection.
If you have questions about hanging framed art in your space, we would love to talk more with you. Come and talk with us today for more information!