How to Arrange Artwork

March 18, 2013 | By | Comments (1)

Gallery wall

Tired of bare walls? The right collection of art can transform an otherwise simple corner of your house into a focal point that shows off a little bit of your personality. So, how do you create the right arrangement?

Large pieces of art often function best alone. Single prints should be big enough to hold their own above the mantel or the sofa, without being overpowering.

Smaller pieces, on the other hand, tend to be make more of a statement when arranged in groups. Hang photographs, prints, and paintings framed and matted in complementary colors in tight clusters  (no more than two inches apart).

Don’t fuss too much over placement—with a little foresight and creativity your gallery wall will become a piece of artwork in it’s own right.

Ready to start your own gallery? Here’s some expert tips for buying art.

COMMENTS

  1. Jennifer

    I just did this in my house to add some personality to an empty space. http://www.jjmodern.com/?p=1198

    March 19, 2013 at 11:23 am

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