Tuesday’s Tips: Rule of thumb for hanging art

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They say art is best hung 5-9″ from the top of the headboard, sofa or console. I want to add that sometimes it’s best to eye it. You want the art to be eye level with an average height person and not hung too high. At the same time scale is key. If you have tall ceilings you want to ensure the art or mirror selected will actually fill the space. If you purchase a canvas abstract piece or mirror displayed horizontally, play with it and see how it will look vertically. Don’t shy away from buying in 3′s and if there is a print you like that is small, go to places like Michael’s to have a frame custom made with a large mat. Larger mats and frames can make any small print appear more grand. You can also add more art to create a gallery wall to fill up wall space.

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{Images via preciously me, vintage luxe, blood & champagne, cullman & kravis, style at home & cj dellatore}

Pt 2: You put art where? The bathroom…

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In case you missed the first of a four part installment, this is a mini series on places to put art. So many people think they don’t have wall space but in this series you may be inspired to hang art in areas of the home you never thought about. Take a look at these bathrooms with a variety of art subjects…not just seashells which is typical.

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You put art where? Pt 1: The closet

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This will be the first of a 4 part series that highlights areas where you can put art. Areas most people don’t think about. You know how you come across images of closets & dressing rooms that have art? Well I noticed I’ve pinned quite a bit of quotes that would be fun for those areas. You can either graphic design one yourself or try your hand at calligraphy with a metallic sharpie on craft paper. Once framed you can have fun closet art for the low (cheap). Quotes are at the end of this post but first let’s indulge in some pretty organized closet inspiration…

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So I’m looking for black and white photography

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I am in love with architecture and skyline photograpy. I follow some amazing instagram accounts of photographers who capture some of my fav cities (Chicago) and I often see images I wish I could frame. It made me think how easier and cost effective it would be to tear apart a calendar and frame the pretty captures. Maybe I can blow up my own camera snapshots and have them printed in black and white too…
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Affordable Art under $50 from eyesonwalls.com plus my living room

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I love art especially affordable pieces. So I thank Brittany who hipped me to Eyes on Walls who sent me this lovely poster. I wanted something abstract that would bring out the blues in my living room decor and since I already have animals figurines through out (peep the giraffes), figured I would keep it going with whales…

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Eyes on Walls is an art company that publishes a proprietary collection of exclusive edgy and inspiring prints at great price points.

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After receiving the poster I went out and bought a poster frame that I planned to pair with a white mat. After temporarily hanging the poster flush with the wall, I realized I liked how the dark gray of the wall blended in with the colors of the piece. So I left it like that.
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You can also get prints framed for a little extra. So if you need to complete a gallery wall or juat add something whimsy to a space, check them out.


{My poster is called Flying Whales by Alex Cherry. The poster was given to me but the opinions expressed are my own}

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