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7 Unexpectedly Intriguing Places for Art

September 8, 2019

Art engages us, stirs our soul and generates debate, but it’s often the final piece in an area. Although art is generally saved for last, the right piece of artwork can tie all the other elements in a room together. When used in a surprising location, artwork can be thrilling. If we least expect it, a more colorful depiction from a kid’s creativity in a mudroom or a thought-provoking landscape above a kitchen bench delights us.

Use one of these creative placement suggestions to make your much-loved art even more pleasurable.

Megan Buchanan

1. Patios. Outdoors might not be the most obvious place to get a painting, however if it’s well protected from the elements, why not? This porch is really livened up by this glowing toucan painting.

Design suggestion:If you’re hanging art within an area having an 8-foot high ceiling, the center of the image must be approximately 5 feet off the ground.

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2. Bathrooms. Baths ought to be areas of serenity and luxurious. A gorgeous piece of artwork will only enhance that indulgent experience.

Design suggestion: In moist regions place your art beneath glass to avoid damage from water and steam.

Mark Collett Design and Build

3. Kitchens. It’s best to have a window at your kitchen sink. But if you don’t have that luxury (or you’d prefer the excess cupboard space instead), take photographs of some favorite private areas and have them screen-printed on glass cabinet doors.

Design suggestion: Try grouping vacant frames, mirrors or family photos. Symmetrical groupings add balance, formality and a sense of calmness.


4. Laundry rooms. We invest a great deal of time folding, ironing and facing the walls in a laundry area, so it makes sense to have the ability to check at something much more interesting than a blank room. Subtle but delightfully framed dresses break up the sterile expanse of wall here.

Design suggestion:When you’re grouping images together, take for approximately 2 inches of space between bigger images. If they are small photos, an inch and a half might be sufficient. These spaces apply to the spacing above, below and on each side of the frames too.

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5. Storage. When you’re attempting to arrange individual spaces to the smaller members of the family, a special piece of their art can be great visual reminder for whose cubby is.

Design suggestion: Jazz up a kids ‘ space by framing artwork from their favourite books. Imagine a series of Dr. Seuss images all framed in a row.

6. Closets. Dressing rooms nature ought to be decadent, so not displaying art are a style crime. These framed shopping bags are the perfect reminder which self-indulgence is OK every now and then.

Design suggestion:To hang groups of images together, follow the frames on craft paper initially and cut out the pieces. Position the pieces and tape them on the wall. It is possible to move them around until you’re delighted with the design, without putting a ton of holes in the wall.

Ed Ritger Photography

7. Small spaces. When space is a premium, creativity is everything. Turning this cupboard into a research corner was genius. A piece of artwork helps maintain a room similar to this tidy in people.

Design suggestion:If you’re hanging a piece of artwork above a piece of furniture, maintain the art’s width at 50 to 90 percent of the width of the furniture. The ideal width is 75 percent. Greater than 50 percentage is too small, and over 90 percent will look out of proportion.

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