Figuring out where and how to display artwork in your home may seem like an intimidating undertaking to some, but the truth is that decorating your home with art can and should be something that is fun and enriching to accomplish. The foremost rule to remember is that art is an opportunity for self-expression, so don’t hold yourself back when it comes to picking out pieces to put on display. More practically speaking, it is important to make sure that you will have room in your home for whatever art piece you end up choosing. Art is most powerful when it is used to tell a story and looks best when arranged in grids or clean lines at eye level. Remember there really are no limitations and anything from lights to a child’s artwork can be incorporated into your personal home gallery.
- Your art should fit the space it is occupying. A small picture should not occupy a huge wall by itself.
- Hang your art at eye level. This is the optimal height for people to view.
- You do not have to hang everything you have. Try setting some art up on a shelf.
“Planning the display of artwork throughout your home may seem like a daunting task—but it doesn’t need to be. Whether you’re trying to figure out where to place a large-scale framed painting that was just passed down to you or you’re planning the layout of a salon-style gallery wall to show off your family’s prized photos, these tips will get your through the hard parts and into the fun stuff.”