A little intelligence with framed art prints and photographs can help successfully pull a room together. Maybe you are limited by an old living space with existing furniture, or overwhelmed by the possibilities of offering a whole new space. Maybe you’re decorating with unlimited funds, or a shoe string budget. Whatever the situation, framed art and prints can provide a myriad of solutions to decor dilemmas and they are often the key to assembling a home.
For successful use of framed art, wall decor, colour, and grouping, proportions, and hanging must be carefully considered. Start by thinking about the feelings or moods you want to express. Consider the colour and style of existing furniture, especially those that are difficult or expensive to change, such as floor or bathroom fixtures to strengthen, contrast or complement. The study of space itself is a task for many. Is it big and wide, with high ceilings, or small and intimate?
So, now that you have started thinking about mood, space, colour and placement, here are some thoughts about materials and tools. If preservation is an important concern, the matting material should be one hundred percent acid-free rug board. Double matte can work well in situations where you want to maximize an accent colour. Accent coloured mats are usually placed under lighter mats so they show only one to sixteen to one quarter inches about three to five centimetres. Matt is usually four ply, but thick, eight ply mats can really draw the eye. They work best with every kind of photo and also very small prints. Silk mats can be used in more formal and classic situations. If a mat is not used, there is a space, called a fillet, which can be used to prevent the piece from touching the glass. This prevents condensation from forming. UV glass does not resist, but will reduce the amount of fading over time. Always make sure your mat and frame are not confused.
Removing the viewer’s eyes. They should appreciate the piece, not compete for attention. And, finally, it is recommended to use a level and a good sturdy hammer, if you hang it yourself.
Careful hanging abstract artworks and grouping will help give a professional look. Unity is most important when it comes to combining images, prints and photographs. The grouping frame setting for your walls will give character. Frames and finishes of the same colour combine into one collection, even if the images are of different shapes and sizes. Framing different subjects with the same colour mount also helps in the unity of the artworks.
An easy way to visualize a plan is to place the items on the floor of the room you want to group the items for a particular wall. You can rearrange items until you are satisfied. Then, before going to the wall, go back and check the arrangement. One should remember, that a consistent spacing factor between each item is important. Photo cords and large hooks can be hidden under bell cords, ribbons and decorative rosettes. For formal settings, chains can be hung on traditional photo rods. Bigger, bolder artwork paintings can be farther away, in more open rooms. Small detailed pictures should be hung in the intimate hall and bath. The most common problem with hanging pictures is hanging them too high. It’s okay to stand at the eye level of an average person for halls and interviews. In the living and dining room, the pictures should be at eye level while sitting.