Wall art can give your home a really interesting look. There's nothing more discouraging than a dull-looking, eye-catching wall. At the same time, it can be complicated to arrange wall art properly.
Even if you're not thinking of selling your home and just want to brighten the place up for your benefit, wall art is an easy solution. Businesses have also found that choosing the right wall art motivates employees and promotes a fantastic work environment.
Keep reading for a guide on wall art, how to hang it and where to find it.
What is Wall Art?
Wall art is any type of wall decoration that's not a painting or print. It can include framed and unframed photos, paintings, abstract prints, and ornate wall hangings.
You'll find wall art in almost every shape and size imaginable these days - from tiny photo art to tapestries! Feel free to experiment with different shapes and sizes to create the perfect feel for your home.
Some of the best wall art is highly textured and gives a feeling of depth to the room. If you do not want something quite so in your face, a flat or lightly beveled look could work as well.
Buy Your Wall Art
If you're ready to purchase wall art for your home or business, there are a few things you should know. First, make sure that the wall art is intended to be hung on walls - many companies sell wall decals, and stickers meant only to be placed on other surfaces such as glass or wood boards. Our nature photography Metal Print are perfect for any wall, inside or outside!
When it comes time to hang wall art in place, make sure that all of the hanging hardware has been included with your piece. We include a set of French cleats with every order. You don't want a beautiful new piece of artwork but no way of hanging it up when it arrives at your doorstep...so frustrating!
How to Hang Wall Art
Organizing wall decor can be tricky. Make sure that you have enough space between each piece of artwork and don't overcrowd the wall with too many pictures. You should think about placement carefully if your space isn't very large.
If there is a large area on the wall, it may look good if you create an arrangement where some pieces break up others or help emphasize your favorite piece by putting it in front of everything else, so it's easier to see from across the room. But the most impactful option is to fill the space with one large print. Peter James offers single Metal Prints up to 4 x 8 foot, and multi panel Metal Prints as massive as 8 x 20 feet!
Arranging wall art doesn't need to be difficult: try hanging all of your photos at eye level and keep them spaced out evenly, so they do not overlap one another visually; this will make even those smaller pieces stand out.
What Do I Need?
To get the most out of your wall art purchase, it's good to have all the necessary equipment on hand ahead of time:
Nails/screws (appropriate for the piece)
Any equipment that came with the photo
Whatever item you're buying will likely come with a guide on how it should be installed. There's no need to panic; it's very easy.
Finding the Perfect Art
You should have a good understanding of wall art and what to consider when purchasing and hanging.