Do you live in a big contemporary house and feel your walls are impossible to fill? Can’t decide on the size of a painting to order or on the best place to hang it? Our tips below will certainly help you make the right choice.
Just take a good look at your wall and try to imagine the painting size you’d like to see in the spot you picked. Too many options in your house? Don’t worry, we have some tips and ideas for you.
Picking the best centered spot for your custom painting. Image: Tr1sha / Shutterstock.com
First of all, remember that a good rule to choosing the right place for any type of wall art is to deduct 7-13 inches from the wall width on each side. That will help your hand-painted canvas to look centered, like in the picture.
Let’s say your wall is 40 inches wide. Leave about 7 inches on each side and you’ll get about 26 inches to use for your custom painting.
Hang your hand-painted canvas above the furniture
You’ll have to choose the width for your hand-painted canvas that is equal or smaller than your piece of furniture. It’s best to avoid hanging a painting of a bigger size in those spots, as it simply won’t look right.
How to pick wall art for a large wall. Image: Illustratorstock / Shutterstock.com
A giant custom painting from photo may be too expensive or too hard to deliver. A great alternative could be to choose smaller paintings that will form sort of a collage on your wall.
A good way to hang multiple paintings on a large wall. Image: Stanisic Vladimir / Shutterstock.com
Ordered a diptych or triptych custom painting from photo? Be sure to leave at least 2-3 inches between the pieces. Larger spacing is a good option if you have a bigger wall. Just remember the rule to pick a spot right in the center.
Let’s pick the right height for your future custom painting.
The process of choosing the height is usually full of potential mistakes. The main thing you should remember is to hang your painting at your sight line, not too high and not too low. Make it hang at least 55-65 inches from the floor, depending on the height of your wall, or 6-8 inches above the furniture.
Hang wall decor 6-8 inches above your furniture. Image: Photographee.eu / Shutterstock.com
As soon as you’ve picked a spot for the painting, visualize it with painter’s tape, or just a ruler and a pencil, and look at it once again. Looks good? Now you should be ready to choose the right custom art and hang it like a pro. Turn your photo into painting right now to fill those boring empty walls for your perfect interior.
Hand painted pictures are not the only kind of wall art. Use your own imagination to decorate your living space with other objects. It can be just about anything! We have collected some ideas to inspire you below. Have fun :)
Metal wall decor. Image: EDS Interiors
Wooden panels as wall art. Image: Artistic Environments
Matching the painting with room accessories. Image: Photographee.eu / Shutterstock.com
A diptych for a small living room. Image: Photographee.eu / Shutterstock.com
The right spacing between painting pieces. Image: Illustratorstock / Shutterstock.com
Cozy living room. Image: West Chin Architects / Shutterstock.com
Colorful wooden frames. Image: Photographee.eu / Shutterstock.com
Family photos along the stairs. Image: Gladskikh Tatiana / Shutterstock.com
Perfect color that matches the wall structure. Image: Illustratorstock / Shutterstock.com
Just a wooden frame can also look good. Image: Just Perfect Staging / Shutterstock.com
Simple piano painting. Image: Koksharov Dmitry / Shutterstock.com
An ideal color match. Image: Interior Design / Shutterstock.com