Your objective should be to make your home more attractive for yourself and your family and friends, within a budget!
Creating a fresh look by updating your walls with new artwork is the best choice for your home (or office). You’ll save time, you’ll save money and you’ll make a huge impact.
Wall displays are created by grouping three or more artworks. They tend to have the same impact as one very large artwork. Small can be big!
Wall displays are more affordable and new artworks can be added at your convenience. Old artworks can be re-arranged into new, more interesting displays.
Mantel or Ledge Display
How to Build Your Personal Wall
♦ Create the proper balance between the frames you want to display and your wall space. Keep in mind; a group of smaller frames will have the same impact as one large frame.
♦ When hanging frames, place them at approximately at five feet from the floor or higher depending on the height of your ceiling.
♦ Center frame display horizontally on the wall to create balance.
♦ To plan your frame display, either arrange the frames on the floor or use paper cutouts on the wall before hanging.
♦ Design your own custom wall display by using frames of various shapes and sizes. Add interest by hanging frames both vertically and horizontally.
♦ Experiment with black and white images, as well as full color artworks, to create an attractive arrangement of frames.
Above Furniture Display
Select an assortment of frames to fit within the measurements of your furniture. Create a balance around a large focal point by choosing different size frames to evenly distribute on either side.
Full Wall Gallery Display
To establish a focal point, hang three equal sized large frames in the middle. Outline the frames with smaller frames for a gallery style effect. To establish the gallery display, make sure frame tops, sides and bottoms are equally aligned.
Finding the Right Size
All of our artworks are available in multiple sizes. We offer/combine the quality and customization of a luxury brand with the value and price of a normal household purchase. So there is no more frustration caused by finding the perfect image at the wrong size.
Artwork creates harmony when it relates to the size of the wall. What’s the wall shape and size? Tall, narrow walls should get matched to art with a similar shape or appearance. Want the museum look? Select images that are released as a series and group these together in a room or on one wall. How large is the room? Big art in a small room can create what is called a focal point, but tiny artwork vanishes when placed in a huge room with high ceilings.
What is the furniture like? Unless you are dealing with super high ceilings, you do not want to select artwork that is wider than the furniture below it. A basic rule to follow: make the artwork not longer than around ¾ of the length of the furniture. This measurement applies to artwork selected as groupings, unless the wall is massive or vaulted, then the images function almost the way traditional wallpaper did back in the day.
Hang frames using the same incline of your staircase. Use a concentration of larger frames and emphasize them with a perimeter of smaller frames.
Don’t hang your artwork too high. It’s a common mistake, best avoided by just not doing it. Images should be suspended approximately 60 to 65 inches from the ground to the center of the artwork.
The top of edge of the furniture should be 6 to 8 inches from the bottom of the artwork when hanging above.
Pairs or sets of images should be hung with 2 to 3 inches between. Extra large artwork on large walls with vaulted ceilings can have 6 to 8 inches between. Treat a grouping or a series as one large piece.
Cautious decorators will utilize a pattern made out of butcher paper or newspaper, making this cutout the same dimensions as the artwork. The method is incredibly useful when hanging a series. Tape the pattern to the wall. Mark the paper where the hanging wire on the back of the artwork will meet the picture hanger fastened to the wall. Hammer the nail right through the paper. Remove the paper and hang the art. It’s just that simple.
Pictures hangers are rated for various weights. The ones rated at 30 lbs are usually strong enough to suspend most artwork.