Give your home the feeling that interior designers helped arrange your art by following some of the same rules, and breaking some others. The most important thing is to ensure that your art is well displayed and appreciated. Do not attempt to match your existing furniture with your artwork. Instead, buy art because it's good art, then tie it in to your room by buying couch cushions or baskets of flowers or fruit that reflect the colors in the artwork. Hanging your pictures at eye level is what the art experts say to do. The midpoint used in galleries and museums is roughly five feet above the floor. Using a halogen light bulb lets the colors of the art come through because the light they give off is a pure, white light. Always use the appropriate hooks for your art. Picture hooks, 2 per piece, and wires are best.
You may want to try a recent trend, which is to place the piece of art on the floor or on a piece of furniture or a shelf, and lean it against the wall. Sizable framed pieces of artwork look best with this technique. When you want the colors in your art to pop, and you do not want anything to detract attention from it, choose white mats. For a touch of color you can double mat the artwork. Place a colored mat behind the white one with just a sliver of color showing at the edge.
When putting an art grouping together, you must make it balanced. As you hang art with a variety of sizes, match up the centers, not the top or bottom of the art. To see if they are grouped properly, first position the pieces on the floor or make a drawing of the grouping on paper. Spacing between your pieces of art ia another detail to consider. Once you have decided how much space is appropriate, continue with that pattern throughout the grouping. One and a hlaf inches between your frames is a good rule of thumb when putting photos or prints of the same size together. Sketching groups like this on paper is especially useful when you are trying to decide on a pattern for the group. If you chose varying frames for similar pieces, you will create a more intriguing effect. Plain frames are currently in fashion, especially for contemporary works. Ornately decorative frames look good with traditional and impressionistic artwork.
Large mats can really make a smaller piece of art look more appealing. The walls should be a neutral white or off white to best showcase the art. When redecorating a room, it is important to know what artwork you want to use before you begin. Choose the artwork and let it lead you to the other aspects you purchase for your room.
Selecting the perfect piece for a room can be costly and frustrating. This is why so many designers say that you should focus on art that you can make an emotional connection with. Art can be found almost anywhere- from the local artist community to one's family or travels. It doesn't matter where the art comes from; whether it's a French print put with a set of hand-made glass balls to a collection of rocks with painted phrases on them with a set of marble elephant bookends, as long as they have a story, then they work together. Artists traveling generally try to find pieces that touch them.
It is a great idea to combine diferent kinds of frames. It isn't necessary to match every piece. But keep in mind that its the art itself that should be noticed, rather than the frame. Some galleries will allow you to put a deposit down on a piece of art, so that you may try it in your own space and exchange it if it doesn't look right. You could bring up to twenty works home from some galleries.