Hanging Pictures And Wall Art

Great pictures can bring a room to light – the trick is to hang them for maximum impact.

Don’t hang your pictures too high. You need to work out where it looks good from all angles. If you are sitting at the dining room table, you should hang your art at eye level for best viewing.

Keep your artwork in proportion. Large pieces should be on display where you can step back and appreciate the art, or on stairwells where you can get distance through height.
Pictures should be smaller than adjacent furniture.

Small artwork alone on a large wall is not preferable. Cluster small artworks or use them to decorate small narrow sections of wall space.

Family photos or lots of little pictures can be grouped together to make one large display. Have a theme to your frames to create cohesion e.g. a variety of family photos in different timber frames or create random patterns with mismatched frames.

Handy tip: Lay your pictures on the floor so you can play with the layout before hanging.

For a more formal look, line your pictures up horizontally or vertically or in a group of 3. Odd numbers tend to work best with sets of pictures.

Your artwork is a feature - use a dedicated spotlight to show it off or place a lamp next to your work.

Available from Edit:
A4 size black frames – $390 per piece.
(old magazine covers, which have been framed)

Mirrored frames (2 pictures per frame) - usually $1,500
On sale from 14 March 2011 for $990.

Framed fabric piece made by Edit. Fabric is sold from $245 per metre.

Black and white painting on wooden block by Gertrude - $1,650.

Rachel Luchetti dressed by Rodeo Show
http://www.rodeoshow.com.au/index.php/site/home_page

Shot at Edit Bespoke in Surry Hills.
137 Albion St
Surry Hills, NSW
9358 5806

 
 

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Posted by RodneyReport
Some of this is ok but there is a very basic principal missing, Eye line! mine or yours? he is 6/4 she is 5/3! well ergonomics come into play. An eye line of 1500mm from the floor is the starting point for hanging artworks and it doesn't make any difference if your sitting or standing The center of the artwork is at the 1500 mark There is a formula for working out where to put the picture hook or dropper But that is my expertise. Cheers
Posted by Report
There is some great ideas for hanging art at www.wallink.com.au. Very cool designs for new interior.