Thought how you will arrange it? If youâ€™re one of those who think it only takes a minute to put up artworks on the wall, think again! After all, you donâ€™t want your carefully chosen paintings to appear â€śhaphazardâ€ť. Do you?
So, how about arranging artworks artistically? Just follow these ground rules to showcase a carefully-thought-out design where each element speaks volumes about itself and about you!
When following a bold theme, use one large piece of art placed centrally to create a strong statement. You can use a couple of smaller artworks to support this statement.
However, if you prefer a milder, softer theme, such as Patachitra art, use several pieces of artwork to spread the theme all over the space.
Designate the space to be used for display - Given that space is always a premium commodity, itâ€™s important that every inch is well-utilized. So, always keep in mind the wall space that you will use for displaying artwork.
When wall space is limited, you can hang several small prints in the vertical or horizontal arrangement, in line with the orientation of the available wall space. Avoid choosing one large painting or photograph as it can be overwhelming.
When thereâ€™s abundance of space, such as at the back of a large sofa, a single large piece of artwork will look stunning. In this case, avoid putting up any other pictures on the wall or using too many accessories.
Decide the size of each artwork as well as its orientation â€“ vertical or horizontal: The size of the artworkâ€”big, medium, or smallâ€”should complement the size of the room, its seating arrangement, and the furniture. Your artwork should not be longer than the width of the furniture right below the hanging artwork. Also, arrange the artworks vertically or horizontally in line to achieve symmetry.
Settle on how you want to group the artwork:
Do you want a random grouping of different prints and frames? It may wonderfully bring out the relaxed theme of your space overlooking the courtyard. You can also use a random grouping to create a stairway gallery.
Make up your mind about the number of pieces you want to use. Be sure that your space is well utilized and balancedâ€”this means that there should not be so many pieces that the space looks cluttered and neither should the artworks be so few in number that the display appears too sparse. Decide how many pieces of paintings or photographs you want to use by taking into account your theme for decoration; the space available for display; and the size, orientation, pattern, and grouping of the artwork.