Far Pavilions News
October 22, 2014
Hanging artwork is one of the most foolproof ways to add visual interest to a room. Not only does it fill an empty wall and bring much needed height to balance existing furniture and décor, artwork takes up little space – and one single feature piece can transform a room from boring into interesting in an instant. But when it comes to displaying artwork, there are some rules of hanging and some definite do’s and don’ts.
With our colourful, abstract and expressionist artwork on offer, Far Pavilions is so much more than a furniture store. Here are our top tips to best display artwork for both maximum impact and so the artwork balances and complements the existing furnishings in the home.
1. The Rule of Height
Most people hang artwork too high on a wall. Art is best displayed at eye level. This is why galleries around the world agree on the best height is generally hung 57 inches off the ground (around 144 cm)
When placed in a room above furniture, or a place where people are sitting art should be placed even lower. An example being above a low-set lounge, art should centered above, and a couple of inches above the head of the sofa. This allows the eye to be drawn to the art, rather than the gap between the top of the lounge, and the beginning of the artwork.
2. The Rule of Light
To avoid fading of watercolours, photographs or prints, avoid hanging these on walls which receive direct sunlight as they can quickly fade. To provide contrast to a bright sunny room, darker tones pieces can provide a good dramatic accent, and for darker rooms, lighter, breezier pictures can help to brighten up the space.
3. The Rule of Grouping Artworks
Don’t shy away from grouping artwork together. This can work especially well for pieces of differing sizes, making up a feature wall. Additionally same sized artwork as part of a series can be lined up for an ordered approach, or may be displayed asymmetrically to provide a more creative and interesting finish. Grouping artwork generally works best for odd number of arrangements including 3, 5 or 7 pieces. Spacing each artwork about two inches apart is the rule of thumb for grouping artworks as part of a series or as a feature wall.
4. The Rule of Centering the Art
When hung above furniture including a bedframe, dining table or sofa, it’s ‘relationship’ with the other pieces of furniture is important. This means that the artwork should be centered above the item so it’s does not look off balance. This rule applies when art is placed above other furniture, but let what looks right be your guide when centering artwork.
5. The Rule of Sizing
Finally, It’s important to choose an artwork appropriate to the size of the wall where it will be hung, otherwise it can look under or oversized. Don’t let this size imbalance distract from the artwork. If the wall is too large, consider additional pieces, and save the smaller pieces for hanging on smaller walls – on either side of a window potentially.
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