The Art of Hanging Art
It never fails to amaze me how many people say they wish they could hang more of their art in their homes, but they can’t because their walls are full – then I take a look and realize that the walls aren’t full of art at all. After rearranging their collections to create compositions that include more then one piece per wall area, the results are usually far more interesting and include far more pieces then before.
Stairwells are a location that homeowners either avoid hanging art completely or feature one single piece. My favourite way of hanging art over a stairwell is to play off of the ever dropping – or rising – tread line. Often this means that when I am hired to hang art throughout a home I start with the stairs so that I have as large a selection as possible to create the staggered vignette. The tricky part is to decide what line to use for the height. In this case the foyer was off of the stairs so the 2/3, 1/3 choice was made for me.
This is an excerpt from an article by Evelyn M for Island Woman
Evelyn M is an Interior Designer, artist and writer.