Part Two: Rules Are Made To Be Broken
The second ‘design rule’ to obliterate:
Art should always be hung at eye level, and with enough negative space to fully appreciate the piece. Forget it ! !
Here are some wonderful, creative examples of ways to hang art in your home. Not everyone has large art, but your wall might be screaming to be filled. Well, a simple solution is start an interesting collection of smaller pieces! Take a look at your existing art – I’m sure if you put them together you’ll begin to see a cohesive thread of what you are attracted to. Use a collection of photographs, plates, sketches or found objects… hang them in a row or in any fabulous free-form pattern. Start at the ceiling and trickle down to the floor. Hang some narrow shelves stacked on top of each other and use the shelves for a moving art installation. Change what you display monthly, weekly, daily – all at your whim. Don’t be shy to hang items over beautiful sheers covering a window, on a bookcase enhancing books, or around a corner in a hallway ! Cut paper templates to the sizes of the art you have, grab some scotch tape, and go to town.
Have fun! Experiment ! It’s just a nail hole ! Spackle is cheap ! I hope these pictures inspire you to pick up a hammer.