How to Arrange Art for a Flawless Display


Surrounding yourself with art requires talent and taste. Here are some tricks to place the works in the place and at the right height

Match Art to Decor

Select artwork for your walls that complements the other colors in the space. Art can introduce an additional accent color, but it must match the overall color scheme.. The hall is more than a transit area. It is the focus of that first impression that will determine the way we feel in the rest of the rooms. Dressing it up with graphic work is the best business card.

Right on

In the living room, the sofa wall is a good place to start. The key rule is that the paintings, whether one or several, do not exceed the limits set by the sofa itself, ensuring that they remain centred, with a margin of about 20 centimetres from the sofa, and that the centre of the painting is at the same height of the eyes.

A matter of prominence

A large flower wall painting will draw attention to the prominent wall, while a sequence of small paintings will generate an order. On lonely walls with small furniture, a well-placed painting will make them the center of attention since when hanging it, the furniture will be framed. In passageways, the paintings can generate an interesting game with which to direct the protagonism wherever we are interested in a subtle way and with a lot of character.

Natural Look

Natural light allows you to better appreciate the colors and texture of pictorial work, but direct sunlight can degrade colors. To illuminate them with artificial light, the classic option is to install a wall light about 20 cm from the painting; or if it is done with spotlights from the ceiling, which are at an angle of 30 ° from the painting.

Best support

The usual thing is to hang the pictures on a wall, but we also have the option of letting them rest on a surface, so as to avoid making holes. The ground is always there, but sometimes it is low. On the other hand, if there is enough clear surface on a piece of furniture or shelves, supporting the pictures is a very practical solution and gives the possibility of inserting works of different sizes in an easier and more aesthetic way.

Size does matter

In paintings, it is as bad to fall short with the size as choosing it too large. To get the right proportion right, it is best to try it. And since it is difficult to imagine the effect, you have to simulate it on the wall and take a photo of it and take into account that if the painting has very light colours it will look smaller than it really is, while if it is dark it can absorb what surrounds you, giving the feeling of being bigger than it is.

Create Visual Balance with Wall Art

Wall art for living room can be present in any corner of the living room, but without distracting from activities that require concentration. In work areas, it is convenient to locate the works behind the seat. If you are hanging portrait art, draw arrows on the paper to indicate which way the subject is looking.

The whole for the parts

For art to be integrated into the interior of the home, the first thing is that the selection of works takes into account the image at all. That does not mean that they should all be the same, but it does mean that the result is harmonious in the same visual plane. Getting it right means that sizes and colour ranges are consistent, both with each other and with respect to their environment.

Place composition

When the paintings share size, frame and mat, achieving a neat result are easier than when they are very different from each other. In any case, the idea is to look for asymmetrical composition and that the set forms a compact figure (square, rectangle), or at least that the paths or spaces between words are equal.

Healthy competition

Photographs printed on different supports are a very interesting option that allows you to personalize the environment with images of landscapes or loved ones, in the desired size and exclusively. In the image, the application of digital printing on a rigid support