Wall Decorating Tip By Karen Egly-Thompson: 8 Ways to Arrange Artwork

Wall Decorating Tip By Karen Egly-Thompson: 8 Ways to Arrange Artwork

By: Published February 11, 2016

Can’t wait to display that collection of pictures or artwork but stuck on how to hang it? Don’t feel bad. There’s a lot to consider in terms of symmetry, picture size and frame style. To get started, take a look at these eight different approaches to displaying your art and photos.

1. Linear

What it is: Pictures are hung in a line – either horizontally or vertically. This style emphasizes rhythm and balance.

Benefit: A linear configuration works especially well with pieces that are the same size and are framed with the exact same frame.

Size of wall space: When the artworks are hung horizontally, this is a good choice for a larger wall or to emphasize another horizontal element in the room, such as a rectilinear dining table or seating group.

Limitations: You’re limited by the wall width or height and the quantity of pieces you want to hang. If you have five pieces you want to hang this way but room for only four, this approach won’t work.

This dining room features a gallery-style hanging system to maintain uniformity and add an industrial edge. … Read Full Article

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