4 Tips to Think About When Choosing & Hanging Wall Art


Wall art can be one of the most intimidating aspects when designing your space. It's not, however, nearly as intimidating as the empty wall ... so you just keep looking, keep researching, and keep trying different pieces in different places to find something you like. At John Elliott Interiors, we know how important it is to find the RIGHT piece of artwork and wall art for your home, and because of that, we want to provide you with 4 tips to get you started on your hunt.

Hanging Height

When hanging your artwork or wall art pieces, it's incredibly important to hang them at the appropriate height. Do you want to know the easiest way to hang them perfectly? Hang them at eye level. If you'll be walking through the room, you want to match your eye level while standing. If you will be sitting in the space - hang it at your sitting height. It's that simple. Afraid it's too high? Nudge it down a few, and you'll probably be much happier with the height.

Scale Reigns Supreme

The fastest way to make an entire space feel awkward is to hang a piece that is way too small in a room that is way too large - or vice-versa. If you have a piece that is too small, you can occasionally remedy it by adding a mat around the art, and a large frame. If you really, truly must alter the appropriate scale with a piece that is too large or too small - make it purposeful and intentional by making it *way* too big or too small.  Then it won't look like you did it on accident.

Indulge in Variety

Not having enough variety is called the "art gallery effect," and it's when you hang the exact same type of art on every wall in your home. Mix and match the canvases and framed art around your home to keep the interest alive. You can also hang up tapestries, quilts, or even hang objects like farm tools to create variety.

Connect Art to the Rest of the Decor

You can layer pieces that go together to create the perfect look. It's completely okay to place a floor lamp right in front of hanging art. You could even allow a few leaves of a plant to hang in front of a framed photo. You can create sophistication by layering your decor.

Interior Design at the Lake of the Ozarks

Whether you are finishing up the design in your home or starting completely from fresh, John Elliott Interiors is here for you.  We have over 400 pieces of original artwork at the Lake of the Ozarks from artists both local and worldwide, 15' tall silk trees to unique accessories and lamps of every style. The furnishings and design store shows off our passion for furniture and design. As you enter the building we know you will be very pleasantly surprised with the style, beauty, and elegance we have put together for you. Come see us, and learn about which art you can incorporate into your home!

Let us help you create an interior for your life.

2265 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049


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