8 Unexpected Places to Hang Art

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8 Unexpected Places to Hang Art. Everybody has a default spot where they hang art, be it above the mantel, behind the sofa, or behind the bed. Almost as personal as choosing the colour of the walls is the act of hanging items about the house. The act of decorating walls or ceiling surfaces is referred to as "wall decoration." Anyone can affordably recreate their favourite paintings with prints. Another popular option is a mirror, which reflects light to give the impression of more space and to balance out the colours and patterns of the room. Weaved from textiles, tapestries offer texture and can be hung freely or framed for a more refined look.

Washing Up Time Painting by Barrie J Davies 2023, Mixed media on Canvas, 21cm x 29cm, Unframed and ready to hang.

Behind Doors: Use the area behind the doors to display smaller artworks. Tapestries can be hung behind doors. The Bayeux "Tapestry" is a magnificent example of wall hangings throughout history. In spite of its name, this is an embroidered wall hanging rather than a tapestry in the conventional sense. It shows William the Conqueror's Norman invasion of England and was finished in the late twelfth century. It is shorter than nineteen inches in height and longer than two thousand feet.

Take it Easy Painting by Barrie J Davies 2024, Mixed media on Canvas, 20 cm x 20 cm, Unframed and ready to hang.

Above Kitchen Cabinets: Art above the cabinets will provide a sophisticated touch to your kitchen. It really shouldn't be the case that interesting art isn't frequently hung in kitchens. The owners have defied convention by hanging an antique framed oil painting in this space, which belonged in a formal living room. It is distinguished by the blue paint, and the gold tones go well with the intriguing light. Arrange mirrors, family photos, and empty frames into groups. Balance, formality, and a sense of peace are added by symmetrical groupings. Think about putting art in unusual locations in your kitchen. Using small-scale artwork, cabinet doors are an excellent method to create visual appeal. But even something as simple as a framed artwork resting on a kitchen counter can have an effect! It's also an excellent technique to conceal appliance cords and outlets. To protect the frame from spills on the tabletop, place a couple clear rubber bumpers on the bottom.

More Fun Painting by Barrie J Davies 2024, Mixed media on Canvas, 21 cm x 29 cm, Unframed and ready to hang.

Bathroom Walls: Art on the walls can turn your bathroom into a personal gallery. Bathrooms ought to be luxurious and tranquil spaces. An exquisite work of art will only make that luxurious experience better. Put your artwork under glass in damp locations to protect it from steam and water damage. Your bathroom is more than just a functional space in your home. You get ready for the day there! Include a piece of art that is resistant to wetness to add style. Artwork framed in metal and with precisely fitting glass is resistant to moisture. Painted canvas does not perform as well as printed canvas.

Brush Your Teeth Painting by Barrie J Davies 2024, Mixed media on Canvas, 21 cm x 29 cm, Unframed and ready to hang.

Under Staircases: A staircase art gallery is a fantastic way to update the "odd" space at the base of your stairs, which is frequently disregarded. Due to its triangle shape, it can be challenging to decide how to fill this small space or add décor. Since this space is frequently close to a doorway, a little bench or console table would be a useful addition. However, this is also the ideal spot to add your favourite family photos or a little gallery wall! As these owners have done, you might think about giving up an under-stairs area for a little art zone if your hoover is securely stored somewhere else. The panelling serves as a useful grid for a tidy, more formal arrangement, and the paintings' vivid hues seem even more striking against this. 

Whatever Painting by Barrie J Davies 2024, Mixed media on Canvas, 21 cm x 29 cm, Unframed and ready to hang.

On Bookshelves: You can incorporate art into your bookshelf display by hanging tiny pieces on the back panel or leaning them against books. Although the perfect hanging height varies based on the area, galleries and museums sometimes recommend a uniform distance of roughly 60 inches between the artwork's centre and the ground. For taller viewers, or in places with high ceilings, this could feel too low. Instead than obsessing over exact measurements, try to change the height of each item to fit your needs and the surroundings. Consider hanging artwork a little higher in crowded locations or places where food is handled, such as cafes or stores, to improve visibility and safety. On the other hand, a somewhat lower location might be more suitable in spaces that are mostly used for sitting, like living rooms or waiting areas. Consider surrounding shelves or mouldings as this can have an impact on where artwork is placed. A item may occasionally appear straight when slanted just a little bit to match other elements in the space. Find a unified and aesthetically acceptable composition by arranging artwork on the floor or a tabletop before deciding on placements.

Deejay Painting by Barrie J Davies 2024, Mixed media on Canvas, 21 cm x 29 cm, Unframed and ready to hang.

Above the Fireplace Mantel: Even though the mantle of the fireplace is a popular site for art, think of unique methods to hang it. People's perceptions of art can be affected by cognitive changes, although this field is yet relatively studied. For a contemporary touch, consider off-placing the artwork or building a gallery wall that stretches past the mantel rather than centering it just above the mantel.

Another Sign Painting by Barrie J Davies 2024, Mixed media on Canvas, 21 cm x 29 cm, Unframed and ready to hang.

Ceiling Medallions: Art hanging from ceiling medallions can create a statement. Throughout history, castles, temples, and private homes have all been decorated with murals or wall art. Wall decorations affect living and working environments, which has a significant impact on society. Because of the related costs, its creation frequently requires sponsorship or patronage. There are many other ways to decorate walls, such as with wall panels, vinyl stickers, framed paintings, photos, and relief sculptures. Three-dimensional effects are produced by relief sculptures, and aesthetics are enhanced by framed artwork. To prevent damage, select lightweight components and make sure they are securely fastened.

Naughty Things Painting by Barrie J Davies 2024, Mixed media on Canvas, 21 cm x 29 cm, Unframed and ready to hang.

On Window Panes: Display artwork on window panes to provide a quirky, airy arrangement. Adding visual appeal to your room can be achieved by hanging photos on opposite side of a window. It highlights the room's natural light source and gives your walls more depth, texture, and character. This arrangement also produces balance and symmetry, which unifies the overall atmosphere of your room. Measure your wall space before you begin hanging photos on either side of a window. You'll learn how to arrange and resize your artwork in this stage. The width of the wall spaces on either side of the window frame should be measured first.

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