Where to hang art in the home

Hanging artwork

Where to Hang Art in the Home. A room can be remarkably transformed by art, which gives it character, warmth, and personality. An artwork has a significant impact on a room. It has several advantages and can improve the visual attractiveness of both homes and workplaces. It can be utilised to tell a story, breathe new life into an area, or establish a focal point that will improve the atmosphere in a place. It can also have a transforming effect. Knowing where to hang art in your house can make a big impact, whether you're a serious collector or just enjoy a well-placed piece.

Freddy Goes Freestyle Drawing by Barrie J Davies 2023, Oil pastels on paper, (unframed)  A2 size 42cm x 59.4cm.

  1. Entryway

The foyer is a great spot to display a statement piece of art because it sets the tone for the rest of the house. The foyer, sometimes referred to as the entryway, serves as a place for transition, storage, and adornment. It serves as a transitional area between the outside and the inside. It maintains a home's ambiance and shapes people's perception of it. This temporary space is ideal for showcasing a bold artwork or sculpture, a sleek console table, and a statement mirror. Your foyer is the ideal area to showcase your most treasured artwork since it establishes the overall aesthetic of your house. In order to guarantee that the artwork grabs attention as soon as they walk through the door, hang it at eye level or slightly above.

Rainbow Bright Painting by Barrie J Davies 2023, Mixed media on Canvas, 61cm x 61cm, Unframed and ready to hang.

  1. Living Room

Art may anchor the living area and connect the many design components by acting as a focal point. Any room can benefit from having a focal point that draws the eye and anchors the area, such as artwork. It can serve as the focal point of your living room or as a topic of discussion in your dining area. Selecting the appropriate artwork can assist create a focal point that unifies the space and gives it a unified appearance. As an alternative, to create an eclectic gallery wall, arrange several smaller artworks in an asymmetrical or grid pattern.

Its My Crap Painting by Barrie J Davies 2024, Mixed media on Canvas, 30 cm x 40 cm, Unframed and ready to hang.

  1. Dining Room

During mealtime meetings, artwork in the dining room can elicit discussion and provide visual interest. Texture is a great method to add visual interest and balance to your dining room. Abstract painting will liven up the walls of your dining area and add a creative touch. The main themes in abstract art include forms, colours, and shapes. Above the dining table, hang an eye-catching item that will capture attention and encourage conversation between visitors. When colours are utilised in different proportions, they become more fascinating. When utilising a complementary colour scheme, for instance, it is preferable to make one of the colours the prominent colour rather than using both in equal proportions. An example of this would be red and green. This provides a general sense and mood to the image.

Yolo Diet Painting by Barrie J Davies 2024, Mixed media on Canvas, 24 cm x 30 cm, Unframed and ready to hang.

  1. Kitchen

Even though you might not think of the kitchen as a place to display art, it's a great way to add flair to the centre of your house. The kitchen is frequently viewed as a practical area rather as a place for creative expression when it comes to home decor. But you can make your kitchen more aesthetically pleasing and welcoming by adding art to it. In addition, it gives white walls some texture and creates a visually striking focal point, improving the kitchen's overall appearance. Incorporating various materials like canvas, wood, or metal into your pieces can give your kitchen walls more depth and character. Furthermore, selecting artwork with a variety of textures can transform a space and make it lively and visually appealing.

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

  1. Bedroom

Art may help create a calm and peaceful environment in the bedroom that is ideal for rest and renewal. Your bedroom should have rather simple art. Good bedroom art has to have soft colours, delicate details, clean lines, and an organic beauty. Compared to the rest of your house, your bedroom should have a little calmer, more serene atmosphere. Above the bed, as in almost any other open area, is a fantastic place for artwork. To establish a focal point and make an impression, if you have the available room, think about adding a huge square statement piece or a long, horizontal piece. For a harmonic and well-balanced appearance, hang artwork on the wall across from the bed or above it.

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

  1. Hallways and Stairwells

Stairwells and hallways are frequently disregarded spaces with lots of potential for art installations. Vertically aligned artwork may be a better choice in a tight corridor than large-scale wall art, which could overwhelm the space and give it a crowded feeling. It's crucial to choose wall art sizes that complement the amount of wall space that is accessible. Select artworks for compact, difficult locations like narrow hallways that visually complement one another. This keeps things seeming cohesive and doesn't overpower a tiny space. A diptych or triptych, for instance, looks fantastic. An informal colour palette that unites the pieces, on the other hand, will produce harmony. To optimise visual impact, try various configurations and spacing.

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

  1. Bathroom

Choose carefully chosen artwork to add flair and personality to your bathroom's decor. Wall art comes in a lot of different forms that work really well in bathroom decor. Clocks, paintings, pictures, and other objects are all worthwhile choices to think about. One easy approach to add some interesting pieces of decor to the space is by using wall art. It is usually advised to use acrylic glass rather than normal glass, and to further protect the artwork, use a sealed frame. In general, metal and plastic frames are more moisture-resistant than wood ones. Using wall fixtures that are water-resistant is also a smart option. Additionally, adequate ventilation can help reduce moisture problems. To improve the atmosphere, hang art on bare walls or over the toilet.

Keep It Clean Painting by Barrie J Davies 2024, Mixed media on Canvas, 24 cm x 30 cm, Unframed and ready to hang.

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