Yesterday Suze Interiors helped a new homeowner with the finishing touches of moving into their first condo. Everything was unpacked, but there were little stacks of photos and artwork leaning against the walls & sitting in small piles throughout the space.
The first thing that needs to happen before you hang the artwork, is to properly place the furniture, we only want to hang the art once, avoiding unnecessary holes in the walls.
The next thing we want to do is to group the pieces together. Put similar style pieces together, whether they are contemporary abstracts, landscapes or animal themed. The other thing to consider is the style of the frames, if you have a mixture of silver, gold or black frames, this can prove to be tricky. If you have a combination of canvas pieces with no frame, you want to be careful putting them in the same space with framed pieces.
If you have a large collection of personal photos, it’s nice to do groupings. This way you don’t have small photos randomly placed & feeling lost on large walls. Also, personal photos are best placed in personal spaces like bedrooms & offices.
The other very important thing to keep in mind is the height of the artwork, the majority of homes we go into, the artwork is hung about 6 to 8 inches too high. Place the center of the picture at eye level. The exceptions are in hallways and rooms with seating. Hallway pieces should be placed higher & lower in rooms with seating i.e. over a sofa should be 5″ – 7″.
When we were finished, her home felt like a home, with all of the pictures hung & the accessories stategically placed. The only thing left to do was to relax!