How to nail your art scheme at home

Wall decor is one of those important elements in interior design that makes or breaks a space. But when it comes to positioning, size, colour and quantity we often find here at Topology that people struggle. So, we’ve teamed up with Fine Art America to show you a few ways you can plan your wall art with confidence and err away from any common mounting faux pas’s. 

Choosing the perfect size 


As a general rule of thumb, if you are hanging artwork above a piece of furniture, in order to get proportion perfect, the artwork should be a minimum of half to two thirds of the size of the item below it. This will ensure that you’re not hanging something too big or too small and you will have got your proportion spot on.

Positioning on the wall 

Nothing drives us more mad here at Topology than people who hang artwork right up close to the ceiling or just generally to high up the wall. It looks ridiculous! As a rule to remember, the centre of the artwork should hit eye level. Obviously as we’re all different heights this can vary slightly but use your common sense to work out the ideal spot bearing this rule in mind. 

Perfecting a gallery wall 

Now this is a minefield – how many prints should you hang? Should you mis-match styles and frames? How do you come up with the perfect framed configuration? Well the joy of a gallery wall is that you can let your creative juices run wild – yes you can hang framed prints, but how about tapestries, posters & even small mirrors to break up the collection of art. This will create a truly dynamic gallery wall. Additionally, our suggestion would be to lay all your current art work pieces on the floor and play around with configurations before hanging them up on the wall. Some people also like to cut out newspaper in the sizes of their frames and position them on the wall with blue tac until the right combination has been found. The world is your oyster, get experimenting!


Pairing your art with your furniture

If you are thinking of buying art, think about how it combines with furniture. For example, abstract art works really well with contemporary furniture design whereas renaissance inspired artwork works better with vintage or antique style furniture. You can of course mix and match but it can be a little harder to find the perfect pair of furniture and art when they’re so different in styles. 

Thinking about those accent colours 

When bringing art into your interiors it’s a great idea to pick out certain colours in the artwork that can also be found elsewhere in your room – for example if a piece of art has a nod to the colour pink think about incorporating a pink accent elsewhere in the room such as through a vase or cushion so that your eye picks up this colour around the room – rooms designed in this way are generally found to be more aesthetically pleasing.

So there you have it – a designers guide to nailing artwork within your home! For more inspiration on art styles, head to Fine Art America. 


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