How To Transform Your Space With Affordable Framed Art
You don’t have to spend a fortune on framed art to have your home look like a masterpiece. Dress up your living space with affordable framed art. I’ve transformed every room in my home at a price I can live with.
I know my house would not be nearly as beautiful, comfortable, and create a welcoming ambiance if it weren’t for framed art. I know the one thing I can do quickly and easily to perk up my home is to make some changes to my current art decor.
Framed art is available in a variety of sizes, which may make it difficult for you to decide which size is best for your home. Here are some tips I use when hanging and placing my framed art.
Sizing and room placement:
- Consider the size and shape of the wall where you will hang your framed art. If your framed art fits properly to the area it will create a pleasing and attractive appearance. For instance, if you are decorating a narrow area be sure you use are using art that is large and long in appearance. You don’t want your art to look like a postage stamp – avoiding square art is best for a tall and narrow area. Be sure to use art that is to scale for the area you are decorating. You can also try using a themed grouping or pieces in a series from the same artist or color theme.
- You will also want to consider the size of the whole room. While large framed art can make a great statement in a small room, small art pieces will only feel lost in a large room. This doesn’t always mean that bigger is better, but make sure your framed art is big enough to be easily visible.
- You’ll also want to consider the size of the furniture over which your art will hang. Choose framed art that is not wider than the furniture below it. A general rule to consider is that the art should be about three-fourths the width of the furniture below it. This measurement also applies to art groupings.
- Remember that framed art should be seen at eye level. Generally, you want to find the eye level for someone about 5 feet 6 inches tall to 5 feet 8 inches tall, but if your family is taller, you can hang your framed art a little bit higher. If you plan that the art will be viewed mainly from a chair, find the eye level for someone who is sitting. If the framed art will be hung where people are walking, such as in a hallway, hang it at a standing eye-level.
- For art that will be hanging over furniture, the lower edge of the frame should be about 6 inches above the top edge of the furniture. This maintains the continuity of lines in the room and helps keep the framed art near eye level.
- Many people like to make a newspaper template of the framed art they want to hang and tape it to the wall to help them visualize the best placement. This is an excellent method, especially if you will be creating a grouping with your artwork. Make it even more helpful by marking on the newspaper where the hanger on the back of the art is that way you can hammer your nail through the newspaper without any guessing.
- As for the nail you hang your art on, be sure to use one that is strong enough to hold the framed art, but not so large that you are doing unnecessary damage to your walls. Picture hangers are the best choice to ensure a stronghold. You’ll find the weight rating on the package; many hold up to 20 pounds, which is strong enough for most framed art.
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I am so thrilled with it. I wanted a complimentary color to hang in my office as it’s mostly a bold red designed room. I thought the layers of blues, browns, and gold would go beautifully and it does!
You get to choose every aspect of your framed art. I love the frame as well as the matting. It’s absolutely stunning and I’ll treasure it for years to come!
The art comes packaged so well so you never have to worry about receiving a damaged piece.
My office is small, so I have to be careful not to hang framed art that’s too large for the area. This worked out perfectly! The other framed art on both sides were purchased from them as well.
The color theme worked out perfectly!
Be sure to watch the video below on the process they use just to bring us the finest framed art around. It’s so interesting!
Every room in my home is designed with framed art, and I know my home wouldn’t be the same without it. If you use decorative art with a well thought out plan, it can and does transform your home into an art gallery!
Be sure to check out my post – Caffeinate Your Kitchen With Coffee Themed Artwork! – I love my themed kitchen framed art gallery. It’s so much fun and greets me with a smile every morning. I love my kitchen and because of the art I chose it makes me happy every day!
I hope you got some pointers about decorating with framed art. It’s a decorating element that I’ll always continue to enjoy.
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