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How Art Placement in Design Matters

When interior designing your space, adding the final touches to your room(s) will elevate the look and one way to do it is with choice of artworks and the art placement too. Art can be considered a variety of elements used to decorate a space. Different types of art for interior design can include paintings and sculptures. In this blog post, we look at how art placement design matters when finishing up interior design for a space.

Art placement design looks into how art should be placed, in terms of framed paintings and photographs. Such artwork should be placed with proper alignments and spacing from furniture. Lets look at some rules for art placement design.

Over Furniture Art Placement Design

When hanging artwork over/above furniture, the ideal art placement position should be 6 to 8 inches above the furniture. In the event you are positioning artwork over the likes of a chest of drawers, a bureau or console table, its best to place the artwork closer to the furniture so its grounded and flows together rather than it looking disconnected.

You should also keep in mind that the artwork size should be two thirds of the size of the furniture width. This is so that the artwork in relation to the furniture it is placed over, looks balanced.

Art Placement Design for Bare Walls

Placing art on walls when unaccompanied by furniture leaning against it should be done to accommodate the height of an average woman. Thus, the rule of thumb for art placement design concerning bare walls includes placing the artwork approximately 57 to 60 inches from the ground from the center of the artwork.

Art Placement Design and Galleries

If you are working with several pictures in a grouping, then the art placement design should be 3 to 4 inches apart from one another so that it’s easier to see the group together.

Get in touch with the RM Perera Interior Design team to help you decorate your space with art placement design in mind.

Image Credits: AJI UK, Anna Hackathron, Frances Sloan

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