Wall art decorations are the perfect addition to brighten up the mood of any interior. Those hanging pieces of art create the perfect illusion to fill in the dull and empty space. Finding the perfect wall decor to match your home is not as easy as it sounds, and arranging your ideal piece on the wall can be a daunting task.
Some people hire interior designers to decorate their homes, making it easier for them to have stunning wall decor. But for those select few who prefer the DIY style (or those who simply can’t afford such designers), organizing the wall art to have that balanced and eye-catching vibe is a lot of work.
If you have no idea where to begin and no clue as to how you’ll display your wall art, then you’re in luck! Hold onto your art and we’ll let you in on effective hacks to exhibit the best of your wall decor - read on to learn more.
DEFINE YOUR WALL
Hanging your wall art decor is not simply about finding the sweetest spot in the room and hammering away with nails and screws. So before you fixate the canvas sign permanently, the first thing you have to consider is the type of surface it is built on.
CONCRETE AND MASONRY
PLAN THE FURNITURE
Oftentimes, there will be furniture present in the room even before you decide to hang a canvas decor on the wall surface. It is best practice to consider decor pieces that span about two-thirds of the width of the furniture below it and 8 to 10 inches above it. The most common area for hanging centerpiece wall art is above the fireplace, the sofa, and the staircase.
SOFA & HEADBOARDS
TABLE & DESKS
CREATE A LAYOUT
Once you figure out what kind of wall surface you’ll be hanging your art on, the next step would be to spare a second thought in arranging the canvas wall art with the perfect visual balance.
For best viewing, the center of your chosen wall canvas must be displayed at eye level - which is about 57 to 60 inches off the ground on average. Also, consider the height of the room from floor to ceiling. There are spaces with a low ceiling so eye level should also be on the down lows.
It is also nice to consider the activity of the room, take the living room and the dining room as an example where people usually sit. The eye-level in these areas of the house aren’t as high as when people are standing up.
When faced with complex designs that have varying sizes, the easiest trick in the book is to lay it out on the floor or cut out pieces of paper and stick them on the wall. A simple sketch will do or you can also drag it around the floor until you get the visualization you need before installing it on the walls.
When you determine the kind of surface and the visual layout of your canvas wall art, it’s about time to measure the amount of space that you’ll need. Do you need the entire large wall? Or will it be better to decorate smaller wall areas?
It is imperative to maintain a balance in the arrangement of artworks by drawing an invisible line in the middle of the wall surface. Be careful not to put too much on either side to achieve visual balance. A good practice is to start with the most prominent and largest decor at the center to create a focal point. Smaller pieces are arranged outwards.
Another point to consider is the spacing in between the wall canvases. The easiest tactic is to use the palm of your hand, whether closed or stretched, as spacing in between decors. You can also try the grid layout leaving 3 to 4 inches in-between frames or the triptych layout that leaves 4 to 6 inches of space.
To achieve aesthetic appeal, the middle of your wall decor should be approximately 145 cm from the floor. Mark it with a pencil before fixating your chosen art on the wall for easier installation.
Remember, every art is a visual representation of yourself and your home. It creates and highlights the ambiance of your space, and with these tips, you can get the best of hanging your wall art!