Friday, December 28, 2012

ART TALK : How to Hang

One of the questions we get asked most often here at the gallery is, "Where do I hang a painting?".

"Where" can mean : what room, how high on the wall, over a piece of furniture (or not), next to another painting, etc.. While we love to tell people to hang things where and how they like, there are a few little tips and tricks that can help you when deciding where to place a piece of art.



50. Anchor your art: Art needs to be anchored, either by a piece of furniture, a picture rail or other art.


53. Safety in numbers: Hang in groupings if the pieces are small.

 

 58. Group with purpose: Don’t hang lots of small paintings here and there in a room. Instead, arrange them in such a way to create the illusion of one big piece. We’re crazy about art walls.

  
 

59. Start with a plan: For large groupings of pieces, arrange artwork on floor first.

60. Create an illusion: Group 4 small same-size pictures together in a four square to give the illusion of a bigger painting. Or hang large in center and smaller on either size. Group a series of framed miniatures inside one large frame as a great solution to displaying tiny pieces.
 

66. It doesn’t always have to match:  A grouping doesn't have to be a matching set. It can be hung according to common colors or subject matter.
 

We're always happy to help and answer any questions you might have - there are no silly questions, trust us. Don't forget about our wonderful Sam, who can be hired to come into your home for an "Artful Makeover," which can include anything from helping you place paintings to rearranging furniture you already have. Why not start the new year off with a fresh new look comprised of things you already own?

What's your favorite way to hang? Are you a fan of one big showstopper piece or do you prefer the collected look of an art wall? We hang the gallery "salon style," which means a mixture of the two, and we recommend you give it a try as well.

Tata!

HH

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