If you have a big collection of artworks of different sizes, or even shapes, a gallery wall is a great option. Group your collection together in a random but cohesive display to create a beautiful display of your artwork. Don’t forget to keep everything about 4-6cm apart and place the larger images first to round the collection. A great tip here is to plan the arrangement on the floor first to make sure it works, alternatively you can cut out paper the same size as your art and then tape them to the wall to work out where everything should go.
Leaning artwork against the wall is a really great option. It works for really large pieces, or small pieces on a shelf or mantle. You can also lean art pieces in front of each other to add depth. (see picture above)
FRONT AND CENTRE
This one is obvious and probably the most common style. A large print or painting centred over a bed, mantle, sofa or other furniture. This always looks great and is hard to get wrong.
Rather than hanging artwork in a row horizontally, try hanging it vertically. This is a good option when you have pieces that are different shapes, like a clock over a rectangle frame. This style also looks good when you create a vignette with a low piece of furniture, like a chair.
Change it up a little and hang your artwork off centre. This creates an interesting and more dynamic look. A popular look right now is to hang art over nightstand instead of centred over the bed.
If I’ve missed anything, or you have a more specific question about hanging artwork in your home hit up in the comments, I’m happy to help.
We have a big range of stunning photographic prints available here at Object Union, all from local Perth artists. If you’re inspired to get more goodness on your walls, you can check them out here.