You might have finally laid your hands on an artwork, that best complements your home or office décor, but if you don’t take care to avoid some common installation mistakes, the art work might fail to create the awesome aesthetic impact its capable of creating. Worse still, if placed incorrectly, it might even seem like a misfit in your interiors. To spare you the horror, we’ve collected some great tips to help you install your art work in the best possible way! Read on to know…
1. Positioning the Art
Especially in case of large art, the best choice for placement, is a wall which one can view from a little distance. In rooms that are too small, large art work seems to eat up the space and cannot be fully appreciated. Conversely, a large, barren wall will not do justice to a small work of art which would be more suitable for the place above a work desk or a wall of a narrow expanse. ‘Not too large’ artworks can also be teamed up with other smaller artwork (each differing in dimensions), to create an eye-catching gallery wall.
2. Focus Area
To allow an artwork to truly enhance your décor, minimize the number of ornate or distracting elements and furniture around it, so as to not take away from the artwork you’ve so carefully picked. While hanging it, make sure that the center of the piece is approximately 60 inches above the floor, which on an average, is the eye level for comfortable viewing.
3. Shield Away
Since, ultraviolet rays can deteriorate the artwork, it is wise to select a wall space that is away from direct sunlight at any time of the day. Hanging it on a wall which receives sunlight, will also let a glare bounce of the artwork which will spoil the experience of viewing it.
4. In Sync or Bold Contrast
The color scheme of room/wall and the color scheme of the artwork, work together to deliver an effect that can range from harmonious to chaotic. Whether you choose to let the art blend in with the wall or strike a bold contrast, choose a combination that is harmonious. For example, if you want to achieve a contrast, a blue wall with yellow artwork will look much more appealing than maybe a pink wall with brown artwork. Check for the dominant color in the artwork, to work out the most pleasing colour scheme.
5. Beware of H2O…
Increase the longevity of your art by placing it away from damp areas such as bathrooms, or kitchens that tend to be steamy occasionally. Humidity is not good for your artwork, and can encourage mould growth to say the least! This can slowly damage it and depreciate its value. Go in for well-ventilated spaces to better preserve your art.
6. …And the Heat
Though this is a no-brainer, it is a tip of great importance, that artworks should be placed away from heat sources such as radiators and electric heaters. Fluctuating warmth, in the long run, can do more harm than good to an artwork. The temperature of a room with artwork, should be lesser and more stable.
Art can infuse great beauty and an element of joy into a place it is brought in. Placing your art safely & aesthetically, is as important as choosing the artwork. Do drop in your comments to let us know what it is that you take care of while installing an artwork.