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. So I take care of everything from creating beautiful portraits to installing the wall art in their homes. This blog post is to give you a few wall art tips for the ones you already have.
If you’ve been putting back on installing your wall art, this is for you.
– When hanging multiple pieces in a group arrangement, place the most interesting piece on the bottom left. The eye starts from the left. Having a most interesting/engaging artwork there would surely strike a conversation when guests visit your place.
-Stick with either all color portraits or all black & white portraits on one wall to maintain the flow.
Add decor in between
-To add an interesting piece of element to go with your portraits, add 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. For wall art above the fireplace, 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/
– For displaying portraits 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.
Example of symmetrical & asymmertrical arrangements
A few more tips
– Include all the family members, especially kids. They will love deciding things like which portrait to use, which frame to use or which way 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 a different opinion, it’s good to have one decision maker who can approve or veto the votes!