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3 Tips to Decorating Your Home with Art

Art. It's one of the few things in life that can bring out your personality wherever it is. Adding a great art piece in your home can really transform the entire look and feel of a room. However, using art can be tricky, so I've got a few design tips to guide you along the way to help make your space warm and welcoming.

Wall Position
and Lighting



Two factors to take into consideration when showcasing your art are position on the wall and lighting. When hanging your art, the center of the piece is generally hung at eye level. But keep in mind that the beauty of a painting can be lost without adequate lighting. To draw more attention to your piece, I suggest mounting swing arm lamps, track lighting, or frame-mounted picture lights.

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Picture Hanging

Hanging a piece of art can be a frustrating task. From faulty measurements to multiple holes in the wall, getting your new addition to hang perfectly can be difficult. However, with this quick, simple trick, you can hang your decor to near perfection on the first try without getting out the measuring tape or even a pencil.

Equipment required:

- Screwdriver or screw gun

- Paint stick

- Screws or nails

- Wall decor piece (this trick works best with art that has one keyhole or sawtooth, but can be used on multiple keyholes)

  • Step 1 - Take the screw and center it on the end of the paint stick, about one inch from the edge.

  • Step 2 - Using the screw gun or screwdriver, slowly work the screw into the paint stick until it is poking out the other side.

  • Step 3 - Holding the opposite end of the paint stick, place the head of the screw in the keyhole on your wall decor piece.

  • Step 4 - Holding your wall decor by the bottom of the paint stick, align the picture on your wall in the position you would like it to be displayed.

  • Step 5 - Once you have it where you want it, gently press on the piece where the screw is, leaving a small mark on the wall.

  • Step 6 - Sink your screw/nail into the mark you made on the wall and hang your masterpiece.

Framing

Also, think about the mood you want to create when hanging your art. Arrangements of framed art can work in a few ways, and if you're looking to create a more casual environment, offset the heights of your framed art pieces to create a grouped look.

The bottom line is that there are many ways to accentuate your wall art through secondary accents. Don't let your wall decor go unnoticed, but bring it to life by using some of these simple tips and tricks!

Bonnie Mohr

“Life is my inspiration — family, home, gardening, simple pleasures, our dairy farm, and of course, painting! My paintings are a celebration of the ordinary and everyday events in life — the things that make us smile and feel good.”

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