Tips on Framing and Hanging Art

 In Artwork, Interior Design, Tips & Tricks, WPL Design

There are some rules in interior design that should never be broken and one of them is always frame your art to enhance the art not to match your interior. In other words, the frame does not have to match the sofa, it should complement the art and highlight its beauty. Good art travels well and well framed art will always look good somewhere. We always say if you love it, buy it, we’ll find a place for it. This is why we frame the art for the piece, not the room, so art can be moved and used in a variety of spaces and future homes. One can mix frames and styles within a space, it only makes for more interesting viewing.

Match the frame to the art..


Whether a single piece or a large collection, well framed and well lighted art can make or break a space. Maybe you bought the right picture but it is in the wrong frame. Sometimes a painting is not fully appreciated in its current frame but add a new frame and voila, it brings it back to life.


Old frame, new frame…



Here are some other tips. Consider using floater frames where a painting or work on paper floats in the frame or on a matt. Consider hanging items in pairs, where you do not have a large enough painting, stack them. Group art by subject or artist or even subject and artist. Group by types of art, for instance in one room oil paintings and another room works on paper or photography. Go big or go home. Sometime one huge piece gets all the attention and that is all the art you need. Consider using an easel. Use three dimensional object as art on walls, pedestals and surfaces.

Try floater frames..

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Group by subject or artist..


Pair art by similarity or go big with one dynamic piece..


Introduce a sculpture or an easel..


Use three dimensional objects..


When hanging the art do not hang it too high or too low. Consider your eye level and those who will be viewing the art. Ever notice that in a museum you are eye to eye with the piece despite the high ceilings? One trick for lower ceiling spaces is to hang the art slightly lower to make you ceilings seem higher. Of course when in doubt call a professional, we are always happy to select, frame and hang your art.

Make a central focal point, or hang one large piece with two smaller pieces..




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