Do you have a blank wall that is bothering you because it seems incomplete? There is no better reason than that to treat yourself. There are soothing and relaxing factors of having artwork to look at. It can be a particular piece that you really enjoy, or you can even swap them out. Keeping art rotating can be a great way to keep a fresh spin on your home. Or did you get a new couch, new rugs, and have space that feels incomplete?
I know I dislike having my walls empty at home. I like to fill it up with my own art, or from other artists as well! It can be fitting to a theme, in my bathroom we have a nautical theme going on. The hubby and I painted a deep blue. (What can I say? Blue is my favorite color). We put up things that matched that theme, lighthouse statue, a picture of the beach, and a boat schematic.
Each room can have a different theme, I am all for having a lot of choices! More preferably, for myself as long as the walls are not blank, I am happy! I am a colorful person, and more color the better. Each space is different, but it still has the same effect. Relaxing, soothing, and a great way to step into a different world.
There are a few ways to determine the size of artwork you need for your empty wall. The best way is to measure, and make sure that you have sufficient space to hang it. Measure the length and width of your available wall space. Available wall space refers to the blank area you want to fill, not covered by furniture, molding, and so on.
I hate math, I really do. So if you are like me, and don’t want to do any sort of calculation, eyeball it and look for art that will cover 2/3rd to 3/4ths of your wall.
Make sure there is plenty of space surrounding the hanging piece of art and any furniture. The sweet spot for hanging artwork is to your eye level. Bigger is always better! A bigger painting will fill the wall better, and create a better focal point rather than a smaller piece of art.
If you don’t have a large one, consider hanging multiple small ones together, it will create a cohesive theme.
When in doubt, put pieces of masking tape or post-it notes to imitate the size of your art, it will give you a better sense of how it’s going to fit. I am a visual person and it always helps me to see how something will fit the space before I commit to it. Artwork that is improperly sized can overwhelm a room or allow the room to overwhelm it, neither option is very aesthetically pleasing.
Do you have anything new you just hung up?
Do you like to rotate the paintings with the seasons, or with your mood?