Saturday, 20 June 2015


A thing of beauty is a joy for ever. Art pieces when judiciously selected and placed in apt places and in proper way in home interiors, brings out the best of not only the ambience but also the mental thinking of the people owning the place.

Wise selection of artwork and their aesthetic placement go a long way in enhancing the mood and atmosphere of the rooms and hall where they are placed.

An interesting way of decorating your home is to hang up artwork first and work your decor around it. It creates an aura for your space giving it greater depth and a definite ambience, and also makes it a great place for good conversation.

However, placing art in the right places and ensuring that it is visible is possible only if you stick to certain design parameters. These include the frames, placement and spacing, height from where it hangs, the colour of the wall on which it is hung, the furnishings, fabrics and accessories used in that particular room.


Individual pieces should be placed in such a way that the centre of the piece is at eye level. When hanging a group of photos, prints, or paintings, try to figure out the layout to get it ideal before you start hanging them the wall. In a room where you generally sit down (a dining room, family room, or office), hang pictures a bit lower, so they can be enjoyed at a lower viewing angle.

You need to relate artwork to the furniture below it. A large framed piece over a sofa or side-board relates more easily when it is hung so that the bottom of the frame is positioned 6 to 12 inches above the top of the sofa back or tabletop.

While working with a group of pictures or objects to be hung on a wall, think of the grouping as one large picture and relate the bottom of the entire group to the furniture underneath it.

Choose a theme

Take a look at your collection – does it consist works by favorite artists, a collection of mementos in shadowboxes from personal experience or family history, a portrait gallery of family members, or a mix of all these styles?

While displaying artwork in a particular room, stick to one of these so that the room does not resemble a confused clutter of mismatched art pieces. The paint colour should complement the artwork. Before choosing room decor, such as wood wall decor, ensure that you have selected the best wall colour that will complement the art.

Co-coordinating Decor

If your art is themed around the vintage look and has a feel of nostalgia to it, then include things which can help enhance the feeling of nostalgic style. Include vintage signs, vintage linens and furniture.

While selecting your decorative piece, however if you want to be certain they are in keeping with the interior design theme and also have some aspects, then co-ordinate them with each other.

To add softness in addition to enhancing your decor, decorative pillows can be a refreshing choice. Further, the perfect knickknacks to balance your interior decorating scheme can be fun and also help pull the room together.

Having art decor art nouveau clock, lamps and vases on shelves, mantles, and table and geometrically shaped knic-Knacks on shelves can help to create this look.

Care for art

Galleries and museums maintain a controlled environment so that light and humidity do not damage their artworks. Each piece in your home gallery is just as important.

Art is the best appreciated when hung at average eye level, but again it depends on the piece. It is best to keep the gallery free and airy, with maybe low settees in the middle. The art should be the focus.

As for light fixtures, do not have overtly bright ones like fluorescent lighting which can be dangerous for the print. You must be able to discern how light-sensitive and having natural light stream-in into 'safe' areas will add to the general ambience.Avoid spots where your artwork will be exposed to direct sunlight.

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