Having your own family portraits on the walls of your home is a great way to add interest to a room. But installing the wall art can be stressful and time taking. But relax.. At Precious Pixels Photography, we want our clients to enjoy the experience from the portraits being taken to installing the wall art in their homes. So we take all the responsibility of installing them, just the way you want.
You might have a few wall art pieces already that you’ve been putting back on installing. So let me give you a few tips on how you can easily have them on your walls in minutes.
. People usually tend to hang the wall art too high. The rule of thumb is to have the wall art at eye level. So hang them lower. For example, in your living room, people are sitting most of the time. So having the wall art at the eye level would be more engaging and makes it a conversational piece.
. When you are hanging multiple pieces in a group arrangement, it is recommended that you place the most interesting piece on the bottom left. The eye starts from the left and having a most interesting/engaging artwork there would surely strike a conversation when guests visit your place.
. Save yourself the frustration of hanging and rehanging the artwork. Instead, take a kraft paper, cut the paper according to the sizes of your wall art and arrange them on the wall using a painter’s tape. That way you can rearrange as many times as you want, and change it up until you like the layout.
. Stick with either all color portraits or all black & white portraits to maintain the flow.
. If you want to add an interesting piece of element to go with the flow of your portraits, try adding the initial of your family’s last name in the grouping. Or add a quote that you all love in the center of the wall grouping.
. Don’t overlook the wall above the fireplace. That is a very interesting place to add your portraits. Hang the wall art on the wall above the fireplace and decorate the mantle with interesting accessories that go with the theme of your portraits. For example, it could be a vase in the color of your dress and the flowers that match the color of your daughter’s dress. Or decor that is in contrast to the colors in your portraits. See the color wheel and find the color schemes here – https://www.sessions.edu/
. If you want your portrait artwork displayed in the kitchen, choose a medium that doesn’t get damaged by the heat or water. Metal or acrylic wall art is the perfect choice in this situation.
. If you are a fan of symmetry and harmony, try adding matted and same colored framed art pieces or canvases in symmetrical order with portraits from the same session. For example, 4 pieces of 16×20 framed art all in vertical position, or 10×10 canvases in 2 or 3 rows with 3 in each row.
. Use small art pieces between the windows or doors. Small pieces in a large space make the artwork look lost. And with larger wall art, allow room for people to step back and admire it.
. Include all the family members, especially kids in deciding things like which portrait to use, which frame to use or which layout to hang them in. It makes them feel included and gives them a chance to voice their opinion. But of course, when each kid has an opinion of their own, it’s good to have one decision maker who can approve or veto the votes!
Finally, a very important and useful tool for hanging the wall art without any frustrations is the “Picture Hanging Tool”. You can find it on Amazon – here
I hope you find this information useful and enjoyed reading it. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more information or need my help in creating your portraits and decorating your home beautifully.
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