Art is an essential component of interior design that adds character, personality, and colour to your living space. Whether you're a seasoned art collector or just starting out, arranging your artwork in your living room can be a challenging task. Where should you place it? What's the best way to create a cohesive and balanced display? In this post, we'll provide you with practical tips and tricks that will help you create a beautiful and harmonious art display in your living room that reflects your style and taste.
Considering scale is also very important when hanging artwork on any wall. Whether you're choosing small, medium or large artwork there's so many ways to style:
For smaller artwork you can even place these above shelves or drawers.
For medium artwork, this can be paired with another piece of furniture, such as on a side table or simply just hanging above.
For the larger pieces, think about the size and height of the room and which wall will make the artwork stand out to you.
Art that's hung over a piece of furniture, such as a sofa, should not be wider than the width of it, a general principle being that art should be about 50-75% width of the furniture.
Where To Hang Art
The general rule is to hang artwork so that it is central to eye level. You want your living room to feel warm, welcoming and comfortable for you and guests.
Use the space behind the sofa to make a statement, it’s also a great conversation starter when having guests round. This will naturally be the central focus for most living room layouts, you could even try to position your artwork a little lower when seated too.
A fireplace, if you have one, is always the focus point of your living room. Display a piece of art that you can connect with emotionally. Make sure it's about the same size as the fireplace opening. Usually 1 large piece can make a bigger impression, not several pieces of art.
Create A Positive Energy
Think about matching your artwork with a similar colour palette to your living room so this all blends together and creates a positive energy in the room.
Want to feel a calming ambiance? Add soft textures, calming candles and neutral colours. Choosing the artwork that makes you smile and brings energy to your living room will make a huge difference!
For an elegant, modern and classy living room feel - Choosing and arranging a stand out piece and hanging it somewhere you will always see is the best. It becomes personal and unique to you. Arranging it above your fireplace, above your sofa or even a free wall where you will always see it, is perfection.