Comment disposer les tableaux décoratifs

How to arrange decorative paintings

No home is complete without a decorative painting - or several! While the courage to hang things on those blank walls might seem a bit daunting, you'll thank yourself when you finally put up that display wall and can admire your favorite photos and paintings every day. But before you get started, keep the following tips in mind.

1-Take your time

Take the time to plan the layout you want. It can be difficult to visualize what a combination of artwork looks like on the wall. It is therefore useful to draw your plan on graph paper or use a computer program to lay out your works. Rearrange the pieces on the floor until you like how they look, then cut out sheets of paper the size of each artwork and hang them on the wall. This will help you visualize the end result and provide you with an easy way to measure when you start hanging!

2- Gather the necessary equipment

Choose the right equipment - a hammer and nails won't always be enough. Two handy tools for hanging artwork are an electric level and a stud finder for heavier pieces. Also, be sure to use the correct mounting hardware and don't overuse drywall nails if it's not necessary - you'll end up with larger holes that could be visible.

3- Measure

Space everything properly. Allow at least 10 cm between the frames; if they are closer, the artwork may appear overloaded. And when the pieces are very close, the slightest imperfection stands out.

4- Don't be basic

Think outside the box a bit when it comes to creating an exhibit. Mixing artwork and objects along one wall, even around the corner, gives a sense of movement throughout the space. These unique placements and groupings capture the personality of the client while adding another element to the beauty of art that can enhance any space.

5- Make your favorite pieces shine

When laying out wall art, I find it's always important to start with your favorite piece and build from there. Pay attention to scale and proportions and what you want the eye to see first.

6- Use a variety of frame styles

Vary the frame styles. Don't be afraid to mix and match frames. Most homes have a variety of finishes, so I always encourage people to hang what they like and not worry about the rest. Everything comes together in the end!

7- Do not choose a format that is too small

Do not choose too small a size. I aim for at least 50% of the width of what's underneath the artwork, but in my opinion bigger is almost always better when it comes to artwork. If a work of art is wider than the object under it, for example a sofa, it is completely normal. Just arrange other objects on either side of the sofa to balance out the width - perhaps coffee tables or a pedestal with a plant or sculpture.

8- Do not exceed your budget

You don't have to spend more than you can afford to create a designer-worthy installation. If you can't find large pieces that you like or can afford, grouping pieces together, even if they don't match, creates a mass of artwork that can also be considered a focal point solid.

9- Think about the lighting

Don't forget the lighting in relation to the artwork you choose. Consider accenting the wall art with a picture lamp or a few sconces. Make sure that the tallest ceiling lights in the room do not obstruct the view of the paintings.

10- Hang artwork throughout the house

Don't forget less obvious spaces when hanging frames.

11- Don't overdo it

Be judicious when it comes to displaying artwork in your home. When choosing artwork for a room, it's good to let one wall take center stage and let the rest of the artwork in the room play a supporting role. So if you have a large, colorful room above the sofa, you won't want to create a huge wall gallery across the room, as they'll compete for attention.

12- Think about the color of your wall

Do not forget the color of the walls. Wall color is incredibly important in creating a crisp backdrop for an artwork. Choosing a neutral color (not necessarily off-white) with no undertones will allow the artwork to be the center of attention.

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