Elicit surprise and delight by displaying art in spaces where someone might least expect it.
Use one of these creative placement ideas to make your much-loved artwork even more enjoyable.
Design tip: When you're hanging artwork in an area with an 8-foot high ceiling, the middle of the picture should be approximately 5 feet off the floor.
Design tip: In wet areas place your artwork under glass to avoid damage from water and steam.
Design tip: Try grouping empty frames, mirrors or family photos. Symmetrical groupings add balance, formality and a sense of calmness.
Design tip: When you're grouping pictures together, shoot for about 2 inches of space between larger pictures. If they are small pictures, an inch and a half may be enough. These distances apply for the spacing above, below and on either side of the frames as well.
Design tip: Jazz up a children's space by framing art from their favorite books. Imagine a series of Dr. Seuss images all framed in a row.
Design tip: To hang groups of pictures together, trace the frames onto craft paper first and cut out the pieces. Position the pieces and lightly tape them onto the wall. You can move them around until you are happy with the layout, without putting a ton of holes in the wall.
Design tip: If you are hanging a piece of art above a piece of furniture, keep the art's width at 50 to 90 percent of the width of the furniture. The ideal width is 75 percent. Less than 50 percent is too small, and more than 90 percent will look out of proportion.