Steps for a picture:
*If it’s a large and heavy valuable piece of art, hire a professional!
Scale is important to pay attention to. You want to be aware of the wall space proportion and the furniture you are pairing it with.
Choosing art pieces that complete the look you have created. Ideally you want the art piece to be a conversation piece or focal point of the room.
Picture Gallery Wall
Gallery walls are a great way to take up visual space. You can keep it simple by using all the same color frames or ix it up with a color scheme. The gallery wall can be a small as 4 pictures or using up a large portion of the wall.
Here are a few tips & tricks when pulling together your gallery wall:
(black and white for more simplistic)
Pictures don’t always need to be hung on a wall. They look really nice leaning on a flat surface by themselves or layered leaning together. It provides a more casual/edgy look.
Mirrors- Tips & Tricks
it’s important to pay attention to scale when choosing your mirror. The key is being aware of the wall space of the mirror in relation to the furniture piece you have below it. Rule of thumb is approx. 2/3rds of the space.
if you’re creating a collage of mirrors you want to keep the space in-between consistent. Typically 2-3” is best. It looks more visually interesting when you combine different sizes staggered together in a cluster. You can use the same sizes for a more symmetrical look.
Location: When choosing a location for the mirror things to consider in the room are what the mirror will be reflecting. It is nice to have the option of the mirror reflecting the outside. ‘
In a dining room which is a lovely place to hang a mirror to enhance the drama. It looks beautiful to reflect the lighting of the chandelier. Keep in mind the wattage, if it is too bright it may create a glare.
If you are hanging a mirror above the mantel aim to have the bottom of the mirror approx. 4-5” above the mantel. This location draws you into the focal point of the room.
Some benefits of having mirrors hung up or leaner in the space is it can tease your mind into imagining what you want the room to do. For instance having a mirror in an entry hall can have the illusion to make a space look larger and brighter. In tall rooms they benefit from having vertical mirrors and long mirrors benefit with a horizontal mirror.
I hope these tips and tricks helps when planning where to hang your wall art and mirrors. If you’re looking for inspiration come on in to the store to look at our walls! Good luck and have fun playing around with different layouts!
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