In my home, I love creating different groupings of smaller artwork to fill a larger space for bigger impact. So, today, I thought I would share some tips with you so that you can easily create the same look in your home.
Think of your grouping as one piece of art. The individual pieces should look as though they belong together. The frames should be similar but not the same – it adds interest to your grouping.
Always, always, always decide on the grouping before you start to hang items on the wall! It’s much easier to move pieces around when they are on the floor than after you’ve already put a hole in the wall.
Once you’ve decided on your placement, use craft paper to easily determine where on the wall the nails or anchors should be placed. This will make your life much easier, and it will be easier to level the craft paper rather than the actual artwork. For an example, check out this photo from Better Homes & Gardens magazine.
Don’t be afraid to mix in other types of artwork. Items such as mirrors, plaques, and metal pieces can break up a grouping and give it more interest.
Here are some artwork groupings from our home, my favorite is the dark wood and burlap frames that I picked up at the Pottery Barn Outlet. Love them!
Whoa… Please ignore how dirty that mirror is. Yikes!
Here’s a close up of the grouping above the bench. I like how it mimics the lines of the staircase.
And one more from our master bedroom. I still need to touch up the silver screws on the “Antiques” sign with a little antique bronze paint…
For more tips, check out this video from HGTV:
What are your favorite tips for hanging artwork? I’m always interested in learning new tricks!