When sprucing up your luxury abode, there’s no better way to elevate your interiors than with some carefully curated artwork. If you’re not a keen art collector, choosing the right pieces can seem a little daunting, arduous even and once you have found the perfect piece, you will then need to consider how to display your new treasure.
It is in fact the displaying of the art that can make or break the luxury aesthetic you are hoping to achieve. If you are struggling to decide how best to hang your favourite pieces of art in the right way, here are six ways that are guaranteed to allow your art to add true luxury to your space.
Gallery wall of assorted frames
Though it doesn’t have to be as impressive a collection as that of Charles Saatchi, or something to rival an art gallery, a gallery wall is a great way to add a luxurious feel to any room or space in your home.
Either display pieces in threes, horizontally or vertically, or perfectly arrange them to fit in the spaces that you might not have thought about decorating. Gallery walls can look particularly elegant mirroring the stairstep arrangement of your staircase or in your hallway.
Picture ledges are a stylish way to hang your chosen artwork, organising them in a way which exudes simplicity and sophistication. You might also place sculptures on the picture ledges that complement the artwork, perhaps building a collection of different mediums from the same artist.
If you are unfamiliar, symmetry is the regularity of form or arrangement using proper proportions with regard to size and form. In simpler terms, it is the same on one side as it is on the other, like a mirror image. This is a simple, yet elegant, way to hang your artwork, incorporating the same proportions of the room into the symmetry of the art.
The lighting of your home or building is scientifically proven to affect your mood and reactions. This means that hanging a picture light above your artwork can draw in the attention of viewers, which is why this technique is used by many art galleries, collectors, and exhibitions. And if its good enough for the experts then it is good enough for you! Create a high-end, luxury look with a single piece of artwork and a picture light with low-wattage lighting, inviting viewers to take a look at the beloved photo or painting that you are showcasing.
Large, oversized prints are enough to make a bold statement without compromising on any grace of your interior design. Steer clear of any wild colours or patterns that might overpower the rest of the room. Instead, choose something serene, natural, or neutral that speaks for itself and brings an air of elegance to the space.
Emphasize a mantelpiece
A fireplace or mantelpiece is a natural focal point of any space. However, in more modern spaces these traditional features might look out of place. Complement your mantelpiece by dressing up the area with a large print or a series of framed artworks, carrying colour from the display through the room in the accessories and fabrics you choose to complete your aesthetic.