Art and the Sofa

Art and the Sofa

On September 11th, 2010, posted in: Framer's Corner, Latest News, We Thought You'd Like To Know by

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Before you start hammering, remember that art in a living-room is meant to be enjoyed from a sitting position, so keep your wall arrangements hanging low. Here are a few tips: 

.   Make sure your sofa is placed exactly where you want it before pounding your first nail in. Your artwork should be at least 2/3 of the length of your sofa to create balance between your wall arrangement and your couch.

.  If your artwork or grouping is wider than the width of your sofa, it will overwhelm it instead of enhancing it.

.  The bottom of your frame(s) should hang at approximately 6” to 10” above the back of your sofa. Of course there are exceptions depending on whether you are hanging 1 piece or a combination of 2, 3 or more. You might have to play with those measurements at bit.

.  Hanging your artwork too high will look like it’s floating away from the couch instead of being connected to it.

.  Have someone hold your artwork for you while you step back, sit down and have a look.

.  Depending on the pieces you are hanging, it’s generally a good idea to leave 2” to 5” in between each frame.

.  Hanging frames too far apart will look like you are trying to fill the wall instead of connecting each piece of art.

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