Art is the perfect addition to any style of home. With so much variety in shape, style, form, and meaning, your options are quite possibly endless, meaning you can really cater to your own unique desires. Being such a meaningful element with so much story and impact, art can transform any space’s overall aesthetic and feeling.
But it’s not just the art itself, it also important to consider how you choose to hang it. Whether hung on a wall front, front & centre or perhaps a large scale piece leaning on the floor is more your vibe…it can all depend on what the artwork is and the space you are putting it…
Feels like a little too much to think about? We got you covered. Today on the blog, we share some of our favourite ways to display artwork in your home!
Let’s get hanging (or not…?)
This is probably the most standard and traditional form of displaying your pieces, but it also requires the most detail to get it right! Often, a blank wall screams for a piece of art, but with it being such a feature of the space, you want to be sure you’re getting it right. Depending on the shape and orientation of the piece, nailing the location and height is important, not to mention hanging it straight! With this being the case, we couldn’t recommend engaging a professional art hanger enough! Every home is different, so relying on somebody with experience and expertise will give you comfort in knowing that you’re doing your beautiful artwork justice! Check out our previous blog, ‘The Art of Hanging‘, for our go-to guide to
Display on an easel
As designers, we love to think outside the box. With art being such a crucial element to any space, it is undoubtedly an area where you should be getting creative! A blank wall in a home is a perfect opportunity for some art, but placing a piece of art on every empty wall in your home is a big no-no. An easel, which is traditionally used by painters to support their pieces whilst working on them, can also be the perfect way to display your artworks at home!
If you’re anything like me and find your art collection growing and growing, an easel is perfect as it’s more temporary allowing you to swap or move your artwork whenever and wherever you like it!
Floor – Leaning
Leaning your pieces up against a wall is another great way to switch up your styling throughout the home (a whole lot easier too!). Of course, this works best with larger pieces of art so that the piece still catches your eye as you enter the room. One thing we love most about this method is the ‘effortless’ casual yet grand feel it can give to a space, whether that be your bedroom or casual living.
Cabinet Console – Leaning
Maybe your piece is just that little bit too small to lean on the floor, so how about above your console table? It’s the perfect element to create a vignette whether it be at your entryway or in a hallway – especially if the space doesn’t necessarily need a mirror. With the addition of some styling, playing on shape and heights you can really capture a beautiful moment in your threshold spaces!
The Perfect Art Shelf
The perfect location for those smaller pieces in your collection! We feel this is often forgotten about but a shelf is another great space that deserves a lovely piece of art. It’s a wonderful way to create some variation to your styling and set it apart from the standard vase or book arrangement. It is also the perfect excuse to incorporate some art into your kitchen or powder room if you have a display shelf yearning for some impact!
Layering with other pieces
Last but certainly not least you want to ensure your art, whether it’s the hero piece of the room or not that it compliments the rest of the space. Essentially you want to ensure it doesn’t look like you’ve forgotten to hang it up when opting for the lean to look… so styling up the surrounding space to compliment the art, the form and the scale will help it feel intentional. Whether it be with another piece of art, or a vase, plant, books or lamp… the options are endless! Another go to styling tip is to try drawing from the colours and or textures featured in your artworks – sometimes your art can frame and guide you on how the overall palette will look and feel!