If you are looking for the quick and easy solution to your artwork situation, this is not going to be it. These steps require something of you, to actually get clear on what you want for your walls. If your mode of operation is to purchase art as you find it, you may find this works to an extend but doesn’t necessarily complete your room. You may have lots of great art but not great wall space to display the pieces you have collected. These steps are the key to successfully finding art that will last a life time on your walls, or even better, give you the tools to successful display what you have collected.
Step One: Choose the wall area that requires art
- Sounds simple right? Well pick one area to start with. Types of areas for art are fireplace mantles, behind headboards, on stairways or landing, behind sofas.
Step Two: Define the purpose or the function of the artwork in that area
- Artwork fills a purpose- to guide you, to be a focal point, to fill in, and to add color. Which one is yours?
Step Three: Determine the feeling you want your artwork to convey
- Remember- Every color, texture and material in combination with each other will convey a feeling whether you think about it consciously or not. It is one of the rules of nature- it just happens. The best guideline for you house then is to be clear on what you are creating.
Step Four: Measure the overall area to receive artwork and mark out with blue painters tape the size that fills your need.
- This gives you the size parameters for your artwork when shopping avoiding the too small or too large problem.
Step Five: Take a picture of the area and print out.
- This is your reference tool for shopping. Having this printed out will aid the sales people and yourself at a store to see if the art is the right fit. Plus, it gives you the advantage of seeing your home from a neutral perspective.
These 5 steps will help you focus on the piece and the purpose of the art. Call with questions. 608-516-1741.
Here are three guidelines for displaying your art
- When hanging artwork, mount on the wall at eye level the top 1/3 of the picture. Please pass this on!
- Matting and framing play a big part in the finished feeling of your art. Go big on the matte and frame
- Display your smaller artwork pieces or photos in a collage versus individually. A collage on the wall is a composition of varying pieces. If you have to be really close to the art to enjoy it, then a collage maybe a good way to display this.