Below is a list of the 5 best ways to display art in your home.
Art Wall Display’s are one of the easiest ways to display multiple artworks together on one wall. I suggest starting an art wall display on your largest wall. This could be in your living room or dining room. You could put it in your bedroom, but usually art walls are meant to be shown and are best in more public spaces.
When you start to layout your art wall start with the largest piece that you have and place it in the center around your eye’s view (usually this is about 5’-5” above the floor) and layout your frames so the space between each frame is approximately the same distance.
Try to keep the vertical and horizontal edges of these frames lined up as best you can.
Displaying three large photos together, called a triptych, is a great way to create rhythm and repetition. It also can create a great focal point.
This display often looks great above a sofa or bed, or even in a hallway or entry way.
Sometimes these three images are different images that relate to one another, or sometimes these three images are three sections of one larger image.
Art Wall Display’s are often used with staircases one of the easiest ways to display multiple artworks together on one wall.
When you start to layout your art wall start with the largest piece that you have and place it in the center of your staircase (stand on this middle stair and place the artwork at eye sight on the wall) and continue to layout your frames as you walk up your stairs.
Try to allow for equal space between each frame.
Try to keep the vertical edges of these frames lined up as best you can.
Floating art shelves are also a great way to display multiple pieces of art together, This is one of my favorite displays since you can change out the art easily depending on the season. I suggest displaying 5 frames per shelf varying in size for the best balance.
Your shelves also don’t have to be stacked, they could be offset, but make sure your shelves overlap by at least one third.
Displaying six art pieces of the same size on one wall is also a great way to cover a hall or an entry, or even behind a large sofa. These pictures could all be different, or perhaps they are all the same subject, color, medium, etc. this will create repetition and balance.
I suggest that you purchase all the same picture frames from one location and if the frame comes with a matte as well, decide if you will use it.