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Hanging Artwork Like A Pro: Tips And Tricks For Picture-Perfect Displays

Creating an inviting and aesthetically pleasing space requires more than beautiful artwork. How you hang your artwork can have a huge impact on the overall feel of your home. For a picture-perfect display that complements your décor, Marja Leena has put together a list of tips and techniques for hanging your artwork like a true professional.

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    1. Choose the Right Artwork for Your Space.
    Before diving into the art-hanging process, consider the size and scale of your space. Large artworks can overwhelm smaller rooms, while tiny pieces may get lost in larger spaces. Additionally, match the style and theme of your artwork with your existing decor to create a cohesive and harmonious look.

    Choice of picture frames

    1. Prepare Your Artwork for Hanging

    Properly framing your art not only protects it but also enhances its presentation. Choose frames that complement the artwork without overpowering it. Ensure you use high-quality hanging hardware suitable for the weight of your pieces. Avoid flimsy hooks or nails, as they may lead to unnecessary damage or falls.

    Measuring for gallery

    1. Measure and Mark for Precision

    Measure twice, hang once! Before drilling any holes, determine the ideal placement and height for your artwork. Use a level, tape measure, and painter's tape to mark the spots where you'll be hanging your art. This preparation ensures that your display is both straight and symmetrical.

    hanging a picture on uneven surface

    1. Hanging Artwork on Different Surfaces

    Different wall surfaces require different hanging methods. For drywall, use appropriate anchors or wall anchors rated for the weight of your artwork. For plaster or brick, consider using wall anchors that are suitable for these materials. Always ensure you are using the correct hardware to maintain stability and prevent potential damage to your walls.

    Gallery arranged pictures

    1. Gallery Wall Arrangements

    Creating a gallery wall can be a fun and visually appealing way to showcase your artwork collection. When designing your gallery wall layout, play with various frame sizes and shapes. Start by arranging the pieces on the floor before hanging them to see how they fit together. Remember, it's all about finding the right balance and spacing. Discover Marja-Leena's block prints and  mounted prints which would compliment any wall gallery.

     Picture stairs

    1. Hanging Art in Challenging Spaces

    Don't be discouraged if you have challenging spaces to decorate, such as sloped ceilings, narrow hallways, or staircases. Embrace these areas as opportunities to add unique character to your home. Experiment with different art arrangements and utilize the vertical space effectively.

    Picture light

    1. Incorporating Lighting for Artwork Enhancement

    Lighting plays a crucial role in accentuating your artwork. Consider installing adjustable spotlights or wall sconces to highlight your favorite pieces. Pay attention to the color temperature of the lights, as warm or cool lighting can significantly impact the artwork's appearance


    Mixing picture mediums 

    1. Layering and Mixing Artwork with Other Decor

    Don't be afraid to mix and match different art styles and mediums. Combine paintings, photographs, and prints to create a dynamic and visually engaging display. Consider layering artwork with mirrors or decorative objects to add depth and dimension to your walls.

    fine tuning a picture hanging

    1. Fine-Tuning and Adjustments

    Step back and evaluate your art display from different angles. Make adjustments as needed to achieve balance and symmetry. Sometimes, a small shift can make a big difference in the overall look of your display.


    1. Maintaining and Refreshing Your Art Display

    Keep your artwork looking its best by regularly cleaning and dusting the pieces. Consider rotating or swapping out artwork seasonally to keep your decor fresh and exciting. Take a look at Marja-Leena's Original Artwork, mounted prints or canvases for inspiration.

    Hanging a piece of art like a pro requires careful thought, precision and an eye for detail. By following these pro tips and tricks, you can create picture-perfect displays that enhance your space and bring out the best in your art collection. Remember that decorating with art is art itself - so have fun, get creative and  and let your walls tell your unique story!
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