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Once you found the perfect piece of art, the next step to follow are where to hang it and how to hang it.

What to consider when installing art in your home. exclusive insights on this interesting topic

Once you found the perfect piece of art, the next step to follow is where to hang it and how to hang it. Are there any upcoming trends in terms of hanging art in your home in the context of the interior design concept? My advice regardless of what the trends are, the key here is to hang the art where YOU are able to enjoy the art best! However, certain points have to be taken under consideration when starting to hang the art in your space.

Hanging art is a two-person job. You need someone who can stand back and assists you. If you do want very exact measurements, grab a tape measure, a pencil, and a level. If you are hanging a painting over a couch, side table, and bed or entrance hall – please ensure you place the art at the centre of the wall both vertically and horizontally. Ask your helper to hold the piece against the wall before you hammer the nail in, this allows you to see what space is going to look like once you´ve placed the artwork into the interior design. Furthermore, take a step back and look at the piece – you in doing so you will get a sense of proportions and colours and see it against all other design elements which are part of your space. Always consider the colour scheme of your space very carefully before hanging the artwork in. The medium, colours and framing of the artwork might have a dramatic impact upon an interior design. You need to decide if you want to create a room with contrast or harmony. When hanging the artwork, we follow the museum guideline which is 156 cm from the floor to the centre of the work of art – but again you may want to adjust it depending on your size and wall heights otherwise another tip would be to place it at your eye level.

Hanging a series of artworks of the same size and medium a grid formation looks fantastic, you might want to play a little bit with the spacing in between or even try to use different mediums of artwork to create your own The Parisian salon art installation, which is a great way to impact the space with smaller pieces of art in constellation of larger pieces. This is an upcoming trend, more clients love to place the art as a salon installation. In order to create your own Parisian salon installation always remember this is no right or wrong. I can only recommend, when planning on installing the art in that combination, start from the middle and work your way around it. Be open to place different mediums, sizes and framing options in this installation and make it as personal as possible.

When placing a Triptych or two large scale pieces which are part of an artwork series – keep in mind to allow sufficient space between those two artworks. You do want to create harmony through the art chosen in your room which allows complementing both one another and does not compete for attention.

Furthermore, please consider:

  • hang the art in a room that will be safe from direct sunlight, due to the UV Light the artwork might get damage it also might cause a glaring reflection which again disrupts the visual appearance of the work.
  • Install your art at a safe distance from direct heat sources such as radiators and electric Fluctuations in heat can cause long-term damage to an artwork which can lead to costly art restoration treatments.
  • Consider is to hang your fine art piece at a safe distance from damp areas such as bathrooms, spaces with poor ventilation and steamy kitchen areas. Moisture and humidity can damage artwork significantly over time, potentially ruining pieces of financial, cultural or personal

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