HOG tips to hang art at home and look beautiful

It takes time to make a good art display for your house. However, you need to know what pieces would fit on a blank space versus something more embellished. Consider using different techniques to help you get the most out of your home. Here are some ways to help you hang art to make your home look beautiful. 

Find the Focal Point

One of the things you need to make your artwork fit in with the aesthetics of your home is knowing the focal point. Find out what art hanging systems would work best in specific spots on your wall. When you have great lighting in a monochromatic room, it's best to have a bright piece to take advantage of the neutral color tone.

Large-scale artwork would make your home have a better feel. Not to mention, it would work in any room setting to keep the dynamic appeal. Understand how you can use the items in the room to help create a better look. 

Mix Old and New

It's a solid idea to combine your new and old pieces to create a unique aura. Don't be afraid to mix an antique with something else that has a pop of color. It can transform your room into something more desirable. 

Also, you add a bit of spice because you don't stick to one theme for the wall. Your home feels eccentric (in a good way) because you have traditional elements combined with a modern edge. You'll appreciate the depth that it gives the layout of your house. 

Additionally, you can have some contrast between your furniture and your art to have a unique look that allows you to keep things interesting. Consider how this would create a warmer space for you and your guests. 

Ensure that your home feels comfortable as you begin to rearrange things to help suit it more to your personality.  

Bend the Rules a Bit 

Also, it's good to bend the rules to help your house feel more human. You don't want some stiff artwork up that has no meaning. Maybe you have a funny story about how you got a piece of artwork that will add character to your house.

Even if it doesn't belong, that's the whole point. It might be a showpiece that goes a bit left field that can make for engaging conversation between you and your guests. Also, the position of your piece doesn't always have to be in your line of sight. 

You can tilt the piece on the floor or on a mantel to create some movement. Use the angle of your artwork to show the curves and texture when someone enters the room. Also, it can help you uniquely reflect light. When you take an alternative route, sometimes you'll effectively present your art than if you chose a traditional method. 

Understand How to Hang Things Above Furniture

It's a skill you need for your home because you might want to put matching art pieces when you have a  fully furnished living room or basement area. It can get cluttered by your tables, chairs, and couches.

Have a good eye to create a balance between your furniture and how you display your artwork. You want to align the center of the art piece with the center of your love seat. Don't fight the essence of the room. Go for a cohesive look to help compliment the theme.

Additionally, you want to fixate your work on the wall higher to help keep your guests from bumping your head. Of course, the design means a lot, but you need to take better safety measures to prevent any accidents.  

Put Things in the Entryways and Hallways

You may have an entryway where your guests can put up their coats and leave their shoes. It's good to have a statement piece up to help them see what your home is all about. Think of this as an introduction to your house, and you want to make a strong impression. 

Also, you can be a bit more creative in these spaces. Use these areas to make it more about your family. For example, you might have the hallway leading to your living room about action shots with your loved ones. Maybe you went on vacation and took some incredible photos of riding some waves out in the ocean. 

The right framing can help these pictures stand out. Additionally, you captivate your guests more because they see the adventurous side of your family. It can help you create more engaging conversations when entering your home. 

Know Your Space 

Do you have a wall with a warm color? Maybe you have a blank space that needs some decoration to add soul to the spot. Whether you have an abstract piece or a self-portrait, you should always look at each room to see what they offer.

You don't want your work feeling out of place, so it's best to experiment with different shades and textures to help you find some common ground. Be more creative with how the light hits the wall and how much spacing you have to work it.

It's best to plan to help you decide if you want specific pieces there permanently. You don't want to go back and take everything down because you need the wall for a different reason. 

Make It a Gallery Setting 

A gallery setting can go beyond a home feel. You might want to mix business and personal feelings into it to give yourself and an art enthusiast something to enjoy. Maybe you're having an auction in your home and want to mix things up. 

You don't always have to match colors. You might display things in a story approach to convey a theme. Maybe there's a message in the madness that you want the viewer to realize or find his perspective on the wall.

Use a photo-hanging mechanism to help you add depth to your home and give it more character. 

Author Bio: Jaclyn Thom

Jaclyn Thom has been involved with interior designing for art galleries for the past 10 years and wants to share her knowledge with others.

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