The right artwork can pull a whole scheme together, and elevate a room from nice to wow. But hanging art can be daunting, resulting in bare walls for far longer than planned. Catherine O’Riordan of So Fine Art Editions offers the gallery owner’s guide to displaying art at home.
Just because your frames don’t match doesn’t mean that you can’t hang artworks together. Mixing and matching frames of different styles will give a room a lot of personality. Try grouping interesting frames together. The trick to getting this right is to ‘make sure that the frames complement each other and don’t clash,’ says Catherine O’Riordan from So Fine Art Editions. Keep some consistency in the frames, for example, use all timber frames or all black frames, but any shape size and style goes.
Choosing what paintings to hang together can also be a stumbling block. There are many ways to do this. You could find a common theme in the works, such as seascapes for example. Or you can keep to pieces with similar colours. ‘It’s good to mix it up,’ suggests O’Riordan.
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