I think a lot of people love to have art and photographs featured in their homes, but sometimes don’t know what size, style, or type of frame to choose. There are so many options out there, but I recommend just hanging things you love and that represent you. Whether they are family photographs or your own personal pieces of art, including mementos, keepsakes, and work is always nice. Remember, your home should reflect who you are and all the beautiful things you choose to surround you is part of that.
Now when it comes to purchasing art for your space, it should be the last thing you do. Once you know how much of the wall you have and where, then you are ready. Sometimes, people will design a space around a piece of art, which works too. But you should always have a plan.
Depending on the space you have to work with, you can either hang a large piece, create a gallery wall of smaller pieces, or feature a few medium sized items. You need to take the furniture, windows, and doors into consideration as well. I know I have mentioned it before, but DO NOT hang pictures above windows or doorways. It’s just not right, lol. Eye level is always the rule, with the exception of gallery walls. And if you are a bit shorter than most people, just raise it no more than 2 inches.
Here are some good examples of using space wisely with art. I hope they bring you some inspiration when choosing what to hang in your own home. Enjoy!
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