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The Art of Hanging Your Art

Hanging Art is a Skill to Learn

Hanging art is a skill. To hang a beautiful piece of art correctly is eye candy. If it is done half-heartedly, it is as painful as watching someone getting kicked in the shins by a mule.

It is irritating on the eyes seeing a painting too high up on a wall. Sometimes it looks completely out of proportion to the rest of the room.  Over at Emily Enderson’s site, I have been reading about her take on hanging art and the do’s and don’ts for your home.

She says that art hung the wrong way round is like someone in a movie wearing a really bad wig. As much as you want to ignore it, it is hard NOT to see it and you just want to go and rip it off. I can definitely agree with her there.

Sometimes people focus too much on the colour of the art. They want to make sure it matches the colour of the rest of the decor of the room. Sometimes, it would be better to really think about where and how exactly the artwork is to be hanged.

Questions You Need To Ask Yourself

If you have some art “hanging” around (excuse the pun haha) stop for a moment and have a look at it. The chances are it has not been noticed it in a while by people in your home or possibly even yourself. Think for a moment if the artwork is in the right place; for example, could it be too high up and almost touching the ceiling? Or, possibly too low and starting to hide behind the couch. Is it too small a piece trying to spread over a very large wall? Would it look better placed in a smaller room perhaps? Maybe, it could be useful to place it in a different area. This way it would stand out more by contrasting to the background of the wall.

Hanging Collections Together?

Maybe having a couple of pieces of art hang together would look better in unity than singularly. It would be wise to consider whether a collection is better than separately around the home. See how equally they balance together on the wall – it could almost look like a picture in itself. Take this into consideration when hanging artwork.

Have a look in more detail at Emily’s blog if you want to know a bit more

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Please comment – I would love to know your thoughts, Joan x

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