Artwork and Decor Aesthetic
For many of us we see and define our houses as more than its physical structure. A house is but an empty space unlike a home which is full of colorful life and vibrant energy. What makes any home so alive? The presence of several forms of artwork surely makes it such a tranquil and pleasant place to live in. It is but prudent to consider that artwork to be relatively valuable in a sense but if it was put in a shabby place shrouded by chaos and disarray, it would probably make little or no impression as it would just be a distracting spectacle rather than a splendid view. Whether homeowners are decorating their houses with their favorite canvass paintings, or curators deciding to arrange sculptures and decorative art in museums, there are certain placement tenets that both novice and expert decorators should follow. Ideally these set of rules were made for the single purpose of accomplishing a harmonious aesthetic perspective for presenting artwork.
Choosing the Right Artwork
The first thing to consider basically is for homeowners to fully have a comprehensive understanding of the kind and form of artwork they wish to presented and hanged on the walls of their home. Homeowners should examine their personal interests so that the type of artwork they decide to furnish their homes with should coincide with their mood and personality. It is also an important reminder that the kind of art in the home should be practically be something that resonate the homeowner’s character and is lovely to look at. Therefore the kind of artwork and the manner it is to be displayed should strongly reflect the inert personality of people living in their homes; it shouldn’t be simply just a bunch of artwork to be hanged on the walls just for the sake of it.
In decorating a room, owners should have a wide array of walls to choose from in deciding where to hang artwork. Ideally large paintings should be placed on large walls, while small paintings look best on smaller walls. When deciding to decorate a vertical painting, placing it on a vertical wall will complement the entire structural form by making it look flatter in perspective. However in eccentric architectural designed houses, a fitting balance of oddly shaped assortment of artwork should best fit the interior.
The next important step to follow before placing the actual artwork, it is essential to know and find the artworks or painting’s focal point. By definition, a focal point is the spot what artists call the dead center. It is generally the reference where the eye is most likely to be drawn first. In order to determine the focal point of a painting, a tape measure is often required to measure the distance from the top of the canvass’ frame to its bottom. After which divide the area by two and measure again the second division from the top of the frame and down again. Upon careful examination the area surrounding that spot is the focal point.
Hanging Artwork for Proper Display
Establish the appropriate gallery level, or the correct position it should be hanged in order for viewers to notice them with little effort. Many art experts argue that the correct eye level for an average person in usually 5’7’’. But in recent major art colloquiums, a rule of thumb is made flexible by using the homeowner’s own height as gallery level reference. So basically the correct way of hanging an artwork is that the focal point should be at gallery level relative to the homeowner’s own eye level. When displaying artwork at eye level in sitting areas such as the dining room, the rule is basically quite the same, the artwork should be displayed still at the homeowner’s eye level when sitting. Furthermore, if artwork is used to frame and architectural component or a piece of furniture, the best way to do so is to hang wall art within 10 inches of the object.
Finally, for a better and much more dramatic effect in displaying artwork on the wall, accentuating the display with lighting should best do the trick. The technique in preserving the color and integrity of the art is to use an indirect light source as compared to picture lamps since the latter emit generally brighter glare which heats the artwork unevenly causing some of the portions to fade. Using a soft light source such specifically designed for wall art lighting equipment is preferably used in order for glare to be reduced and diffuse spot lighting to a minimum. These aforementioned wall light fixtures come in many forms such as stick lighting, overhead lighting and track lighting that can all be mounted easily to almost any artwork frames.