After seeing an excellent friend of mine who’d just moved into a brand new apartment with quite bare and boringly white walls, then I have been reminded of the importance in getting art and/or photos hanging on our walls. Seriously. get rid of this bare and include a painting of a bear. . .or anything. Just add something to divide the space, which means that your apartment does not seem as a school hallway, institution, or worse…a prison.
Because of landlord and property administration’s guidelines, sometimes wall decorating at an apartment could be challenging. Before making any decorating choices, make sure to check your rental or consult you apartment management professional to find out the rules concerning: painting your walls and dangling things.
As soon as you determined the set rules and start your ever so engaging hunt for art, keep several tips for picking and placing your artwork in mind to really get the maximum out of your decorating and impress your guests.
Picking Art – Ever been to someones house with eight million different parts of art of varying colours and styles crammed onto one wall? Blech! It’s so busy it may make you nauseous. When picking art for your apartment, first attempt and choose a style, theme, or genre that actually draws your attention. If you like several themes, pick one for each room. Never attempt to combine them. It only makes things seem cluttered.
When you select your motif, search through pieces of artwork keeping in mind that there are virtually millions of alternatives for paintings, art, living room wall art, and pictures. Don’t just jump onto the first trendy painting you visit since you will pigeon hole yourself. No matter what, when choosing your art, be consistent.
Being Aware of Furniture – Preferably, I think it looks much better to use one large piece of artwork on a wall which has furniture such as a sofa, and 2-4 smaller bits on a wall which doesn’t have any furniture. Proceed beyond 4 and you run the chance of becoming cluttered. Side note. . Above the sofa you can use a thought provoking sizable part of art that brings attention, but do you really need your attention drawn away from your favourite TV shows? Above the TV you may wish to consider three smaller, less active parts of art. . .or a clock. With the addition of flat panel televisions, they themselves can become great wall art.
2) When hanging over a sofa, you want to fill 2/3 of the wall space above the sofa, which on many walls is why a large painting or painting functions wonderfully over a couch. Bearing this in mind, ensure that you leave about a 5″-9″ gap between the bit of art and the cap of the couch to make room for individuals arms and to narrow back their big-hair heads. For some unknown motive. . .some people. . .
Framing – Yes. . .the artwork itself is the most important part, but if you’re putting a print, photograph, poster, or painting in a frame. . .the framework is quite important too. Guarantee that the frame matches the design of what it’s. For instance, do not hang a rough military picture at a frilly frame. Also. . .if you have several framed images in a room. Be consistent! Make sure all of the frames fit!
Background Wall Color – The last of the important ideas to keep in mind while hanging art is your wall color itself behind your wall artwork. When it’s fine to paint the walls in your flat, have fun with choosing colors that accent your wall artwork. Should you hang a predominantly white picture on a white wall. . .guess what? It’ll blend in too much. So be aware of your colors. If you are like me and are terrible with colours. . .rely on a friend that has a great eye for this.