13 Do’s and Don’ts When Decorating With Art - wydr - interior art gallery
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When you love buying art, there isn't really anything worse than looking at empty walls. However, wall decor can be a bit tricky, especially if you have never done it before. So, here are 13 Do's and Don'ts that will save you a lot of time and effort:

Do's:

-Do hang artworks on every room in your home, Don't forget about the bathroom or the kitchen.

-Do use picture-hanging hooks instead of using screws or nails. The main advantage is that they are able to support more weight and you can always use two when you want to remain level.

-Do treat each one of your artworks independently when you are hanging them.

-Do plan out a photography wall in advance. The best thing you can do is to place them on the floor in front of the wall that you are about to hang them on and just play around with different displays to see which one you prefer.

-Do lean some of your artworks against a wall in some specific places. This can be done on a mantle or on a console table. They will look extremely stylish.

-Do use a focal point for each room in your home. Defining the artwork that you are going to turn into the centerpiece will allow you to visualize how everything is going to look when you're done.

Don'ts:

-Don't think that art needs to be expensive. There's a lot of great art on sale as well as affordable art everywhere. From photography to paintings, from art posters to any other kind of wall decor that you like, you can have it all in your home, as long as you're happy with the result.

-Don't hang artwork too high or too low. The eye level should be at the center of your artwork, not at the top or at the bottom.

-Don't hang a tiny artwork on a big wall. If you really want to have that special piece of art hang that specific wall, consider getting a frame with a large mat.

-Don't do it all by yourself. The best thing you can do is to call a friend to help you out. One of you will hold the artwork in place while the other can step back and check if the position is the right one.

-Don't ever hang artworks with a large distance between them. As a rule of thumb, use two inches on each way.

-Don't forget about balance. If there is something that won't look good in your wall decor is if you have all the larger artworks in one side and all the smaller ones on the other side.

-Don't be squared. Even though symmetry can look great since they create a sense of calm and order, in some rooms, you may want to shake things up a bit. Just look at your furniture. In case it is already symmetric, create some asymmetry when you're doing your wall decor.

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