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Displaying art in your home can be a fun and enjoyable way to personalise your space and bring a touch of creativity to your living environment. Here are some tips on how to display art in your home:

Choose the right location
This is important because it'll determine how much attention it receives. A main living area or a hallway is a good place to start. Avoid placing art in areas with high traffic or where it will be subjected to direct sunlight, as this can cause fading over time.

Consider the size of the artwork
This should be in proportion to the size of the wall or space where it will be displayed. For example, a large piece of art will look out of place on a small wall, while a small piece of art may get lost on a large wall.

Create a cohesive look
When displaying multiple pieces of art, consider choosing pieces that share a common theme, colour scheme, or style. This will help to create a cohesive and harmonious look in your home.

Experiment with different arrangements
Don't be afraid to experiment . Try hanging pieces at different heights or in a grid pattern to create visual interest.

Use proper lighting
This is essential for showcasing your art. Natural light is best, but if that is not an option, consider using track lighting or spotlights to highlight specific pieces. Avoid placing art in direct sunlight, as it can cause fading over time.

Protect your art
To protect your art, consider using UV-protective glass or acrylic when framing pieces. This will help to prevent fading and discoloration due to exposure to light.

Choose the right frame
This should complement the style and tone of the artwork. For example, a modern piece of art may look better in a sleek, minimalist frame, while a traditional piece may look better in a more ornate frame.

Consider the mounting
A mount board can help to add depth and dimension to your artwork. Choose a colour that complements the artwork and the frame.

Hang the art at the right height
The bottom of the art should be at eye level or slightly above. This will make it easy to view the art and ensure that it is properly appreciated.

All of the artists on our website would be happy to discuss their own ideas about framing and displaying the pieces they've created.  Get in touch with them directly, they'll be happy to chat.

By following these tips, you can confidently and effectively display art in your home and enjoy all the creative benefits it brings.


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