Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Rethinking the Look of Things No. 44 - Hang it With Flair

Absolutely loving this chain-hung starburst mirror application!

Let's rethink the look of things when hanging our artwork and mirrors. It is extremely important to give thought to what we hang on the walls of our homes. But just as important is how we install it. As gallery style artwork installations have proven, sometimes one piece of artwork alone just isn't enough. But perhaps we've taken this gallery wall trend a bit too far. 

Layering simple pieces creates a great vignette.

After all there is something to be said about the simplicity of a beautiful piece of art or a dramatic mirror. It's okay to create drama by just propping a piece against a wall. 

Playing up those great photographs. Save this for only one area of your home.
This is not to be repeated or you've just killed the effect.

Hang your selections with flair, sometimes that is all it takes to highlight a great piece. Play up a few spectacular black and white photographic pieces by surrounding them with an ornate empty frame. Lovely.

Clever! Love the exclamation point effect this plays on.

Perfect combination of great furniture placement to enjoy a great 
artwork collection.

The high-low mirror application above this vanity is inspired.

Always love artwork hung on the front of bookcases. 
If you have a story tell with a special piece, what
better way to share then with other great stories in your library?!

Great way to highlight treasures collected from travel.

Amazing play on a wide "mat"! 

Don't get wrapped up in trend. Sometimes we allow trends to become a lazy answer to the "art" of hanging art. Sometimes a gallery wall is just a grouping of miscellaneous pictures. Our walls should hold more meaning than that!

Image Sources: South Shore Decorating, Elle Decor, Pinterest, Pufkin Homes, Laura Casey Interiors, Tumbler

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