HOW to HANG PICTURES
Following these five simple tips on “how to hang pictures” will help put the finishing jewelry on a well designed room.
1.Always hang a picture or portrait at EYE LEVEL. Hanging pictures above eye level takes the eye to the wall; creating a disconnection from the rest of the room’s décor’.
2.Group pictures and family portraits, either, on a side table or on the wall. Photos scattered throughout makes a room look cluttered. Groupings of pictures or photos make a larger impact and you can be sure that visitors will look at each one of them in this arrangement.
3.When grouping pictures or photos, the frames should always be in the same color with various patterns and sizes. The same color of matt should also be used in all the pictures. Using the same frame color showcases one large cohesive art gallery.
4.Arrange groupings of pictures or photos on the floor prior to hanging on the wall. Be sure to keep the same distance of wall space around all four sides of the picture – two inches works well. You can make a wall template out of paper as a trial prior to hanging the actual picture. Not only does the template save on filling nail holes, it saves time.
5.When hanging just one picture; make sure the size of the picture fits the size of the wall. For example; a small picture gets swallowed up on a large wall. The same is true for a large picture on a small wall – it will over power the wall and the room. If the wall is 3 feet or under; consider leaving the wall blank. Too many pictures in a room is visually confusing!
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Dark Furnishings pop with mint walls.
Color strikes an emotion and can make us feel great. Often, I am asked “what color should I paint my walls?” One sector of the populous is reluctant to paint walls with color leaving walls a boring beige or white. The second sector of the populous goes crazy with explosions of wall color that make the space look confusing. The third sector of the populous gets it right with the perfect meld of colors. If you are not sure what wall color to use when preparing a home for sale or re-decorating your existing space, follow these tips;
1. TIP for BEIGE or WHITE WALLS; If the space feels cold, select a paint hue one or two shades darker than the current color. It will provide color to warm up the space without stressing over too much color.
2. TIP for EXPLOSIONS of WALL COLOR; Tone down the color with selecting a paint hue one to two shades lighter than the current color. Another option is to leave one accent wall the bright color and tone down the other walls with the lightest hue on the spectrum. It will provide a calmer feel to the space.
3. TIP for THE PERECT WALL COLOR; Select a paint hue in the middle of the spectrum that match the flooring and furnishings. A darker wood tone dining set will pop off the wall with a mint hue that is in the middle. From there, vibrant colors can be added in wall art and accessories to meld all the colors together. It will provide a cohesive and warm feel.
REMEMBER; Well designed rooms are one in which it’s not about the walls, but about complimenting the homes best features and furnishings.
Julie Stone Interiors