Displaying art in your home is an amazing way to add character to your space without making any permanent modifications, but it can be trickier than it looks! Whether you're planning a gallery-like wall or a statement piece as part of your Interior Design, careful consideration is key. Medium, subject matter, framing and arrangement can all make a huge impact on how a room looks and feels. To make it easier, we've made a shortlist of tips and tricks to keep in mind when planning art to hang in your home.
Choosing a style for your space
What kind of style do you like? What kind of style is your home? Is it natural? Eclectic? Warm, or rustic? This is a great starting point for which pieces to select for your home, and how to present them. Taking these factors into account can help you have a consistent style across a room or your whole house.
Don't be afraid to find your own classic aesthetic
Go for a more classic aesthetic by selecting pieces that have similar colours, subjects, or formats. Consistency can also be achieved by using similar framing techniques between each piece, and by arranging pieces in a tight grid. Play with pairing up images by using them to frame items of furniture, or to create contrast and balance in a space. Alternatively, positioning a piece on its own can be a great way to pull attention to an otherwise unassuming piece.
Create your own eclectic space with time and care
Looking to brighten up your eclectic space or bedroom apartment? Then don't let the allure of consistency get in your way. Select pieces you enjoy, regardless of their colour, size, subject, or medium. Introducing unconventional pieces like maps, icons, postcards, or other found items can help your arrangement planning move outside the square. Your home should represent you.
Have fun with framing
Framing choices can be the defining characteristic of your theme and shouldn't be underestimated! For example, even the most haphazard of collections can seem consistent if every piece's frame adheres to the same style. Using simple gold, black, and white frames can bring a sense of sophistication to an otherwise uncurated collection, while natural wood finishes can bring structure to more unconventional selections.
It's all in the planning
Plan! Plan! Plan! Arrange pieces on the floor before you start asking for hooks into the wall, or even take photos of your pieces and experiment with different arrangements in editing apps. Select which piece you want to be the focus and arrange other items around that, or make sure spacing is perfectly uniform if you want your collection to feel more balanced. And a bonus tip — It's always important to have the centre of your pieces as close to eye level as possible so that they're easy to look at!