After a client has had the interior of their home freshly painted, the new wall colours usually inspire them to want to rearrange their artwork, and this is definitely the perfect time to do it. Over the years, I’ve been hired by my clients to return (after helping them choose their new colours) and help them hang their artwork. This is one of the many commissions that I love about my job. It is so exciting to give clients a new perspective of their home and their artwork when they hire me to show them the art of hanging art.
Of course, there is always the first hurdle to get over — and that is choosing which piece to hang first. Usually, I will advise that the piece that is the most important to the client goes into place first. Sometimes the client already has a designated spot for that one piece, but if they don’t, I will make sure it is hung in a prime viewing location. Once that first one goes up, then the next few pieces are usually pretty straight forward.
If a client has a collection of photographs around a theme such as travel photos or family photos, I will try to find a wall where these photos can be grouped together. Individually these types of photos are usually too small to be hung on their own, so together they will make a statement. Here, photos in the same theme are hung in a symmetrical pattern. This is a formal style and probably the most straightforward layout to arrange.
If you’d like to try something other than symmetrical, here is a guide showing various arrangements of how to group photos on one wall:
This art collection is arranged on an expansive wall for full visual impact. This is a smart way to bring the height of that wall down into the living space.
This hallway has both styles of art arrangements and it works really well in this space.
If creating this kind of “freestyle” layout is a struggle for you, cut out paper the size of your artwork and tape it to the wall after perfecting the arrangement on the floor.
During this process, you can hammer in your picture hooks, remove the paper and then hang your art! Easy!
Do you have a wall of art? Which arrangements do you like?
If you would like more information on creating any of these arrangements for your home, contact me here.
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