Ok folks, who’s ready to play the frame game? Displaying a collection of frames or even a few simple pieces on your walls is not only easy, but it’s a good way to bring a little personality into your home too!
So if you’re having problems filling out blank walls or hanging your pieces in a way that really catches your eye, I have some quick tips to share. Keep reading and take notes…
Scale: If your hanging artwork above a couch or headboard, be sure to pay attention to scale. A good rule of thumb is to make sure your artwork is at least 2/3 the size of the couch or headboard. If your frames are too big or too small, your display will look odd.
Balance: When arranging multiple frames, you have to consider balance otherwise your display will visually topple over. A good way to achieve balance is to keep the larger, heavier pieces on the bottom left. But if you have a nice and even arrangement, place the largest piece in the middle.
Mix and Match: If you want to add a little flare to your frame display, try incorporating an array of pieces. Photos and artwork are great, but throw in some ceramics or vases into the mix and now we’re talking. A good rule of thumb is to start with your favorite or most prominent piece at center eye level and work your way outward.
Placement: Save yourself the time (and frustration) of having to rearrange and rehang your frames by laying out your arrangement on the floor first. Try to set your frames on the floor close to the wall you plan to hang them on. That way you’ll get the best idea of the finished product before you bring out the hammer and nails.
Off the Wall: Mantles and ledges also provide a nice space to display framed pieces. If you have the space, try layering pieces to create a sense of stylish comfort.
Do you have any strategies for the frame game? Share them in the comments below…