Every room needs a finishing touch and Jenni Louise Art & Interiors can assist busy professionals and homeowners wanting to complement their decor with art work that will create an impact. Offering expert advice on all aspects of acquiring art, from selecting the correct work for a particular space, through to the technical aspects of handling and installation.
Top Tips For Hanging Art In The Home
The Golden Rules to Hanging Art
Don’t be put off hanging your own art. Here are my top tips to give you the confidence to hang work that is worthy of the Iziko National Gallery!
- Don’t Hang too High
Time and time again I come across walls with pieces of art that seems to be trying to escape through the ceiling. Hang your work at eye level to allow you and your visitors to enjoy it. If you have other artwork hung – find the mid-point of the piece that will be nearest to your new work of art.
Think about how the work will hang from the wall. There is no need to add wire or string to a canvas painting as they look best hung from their canvas frames, whilst framed prints and photographs will require a wire or hooks. If you are concerned about security, mirror plates are ideal meaning the work has to be unscrewed to be released. Do remember that mirror plates will be visible around the edge of your work of art so you may want to paint them to match the wall.
- The Right Space for your Work
Avoid hanging tiny pieces of art on large walls as they will be swallowed up by the expanse of wall surrounding it. Little works of art suit little spaces unless you are hanging a series or this is the decor design you are aiming for! Think about how the piece will look from different parts of the room.
- Fixtures and Tools
Make sure you use correct hanging fixtures i.e. picture hooks and nails for work that you can lift easily and screws and rawl plugs for work that is heavy.
Have the right tools on hand – especially a spirit level, tape measure and pencil.
- Measure twice, Hammer Once
Back this golden rule up by having someone on hand to offer a second opinion before you start making holes in your wall!
So in summary: Not too high, get the right fixtures, think about the space you will hang in, have the right tools to hand and have some help. Good luck!