Clicking out pictures, buying new paintings, getting little art work and then simply arranging them on the desired wall area, is something which we all dream for.It’s so easy to think but actually it’s not that easy. Arranging the pictures on the walls is an art and it needs unique talent, knowledge and knowing the system of arranging the pictures. Most of the people hang artwork, pictures, photos etc. either too high or too far apart, and as a result it looks lonely on the walls. This is a common dilemma for homeowners or private office owners, so I’ve put together a few guidelines for hanging art or pictures in your home and offices which may help you out to know more about this art in an appropriate manner.
Placing pictures at some of the particular and important spaces like:
Above the sofa: Hang 6 to 9 inches above the top of the sofa. The grouping or size of the artwork/picture should be about two-thirds the overall width of the sofa.
Above a mantel or console: Hang 4 to 12 inches above, depending on the height of the mantel or console. If the mantel is 4’0” or taller, then hang the picture or the painting about 4 to 6 inches above. If the artwork (or mirror) is taller than 3’0”, lean it on the mantel or console for a casual effect.
In a hallway, on a landing or on a blank wall: The middle of the artwork/photo should be 66 inches from the floor.
On a double-height wall, such as in a foyer or loft: Move the artwork/pictures up 3 to 4 inches in order to take advantage of the extra height and proportions of the space.
Up a stairwell: Follow the same rule as for hanging art on a blank wall, except measure 66 inches up from every third step, forming a diagonal line that the middle of the artwork/photo will follow.
Apart from arranging the picture, artwork or photo’s on the wall few facts are important to be taken care of like length and height of the wall, color of wall, is it a formal or informal space, surroundings of the wall, furniture design and décor etc. Look at the total shape of the wall first. Big walls need big interest, either with one large piece, or a grouping, to create big impact. Adjust to the shape of the wall. Tall walls, add height, long walls, add width. Arrange “like” art symmetrically. Frames, matting, subject matter look similar. This approach fills ANY shape of wall with formal, equal, balance and impact.
Arrange unlike art/photo asymmetrically. Collections of different shapes and sizes can be arranged with great visual interest. The secret is to cozy them up to each other. Keep spacing close or overlap them for an informal casual feel. Let art inspire room colors. Pull some of those great colors that you love in your art to inspire the room’s palette. Mix and match elements. Mirrors and art together fill a big wall beautifully. A great trick if you don’t have enough art to fill the scale of the wall. Leave some breathing space between arrangements. Wall space with nothing on it is just as important as wall space with.
Pictures arranging styles commonly known as grandeur, perfect fit, chain reaction, centered, niche, on the shelf, close knit, simply stated and just because. Browse each styling with its name to catch the perfect arrangement of pictures and artwork for your interiors and empty walls. To ornate the framed walls, curtains and draperies can be fetched in to charm single big pictures. So, picture/artwork framing and arranging is an interesting art isn’t it.. !! Taste the unique flavor of arranging pictures and make your interiors even more amazing and beautiful.