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A few things you need to know about artwork and interior décor

All homes need decorations in order to feel inviting and beautiful. A house that has blank walls can be very repressing. Even if you fill your home with all sorts of decorations such as pillows, flower vases or beautiful rugs, the walls will still look like they’re missing something. Artwork can solve that problem instantly. But just hanging something on the wall is not enough. There are also details you need to know before doing that.

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For example, most people make the mistake of thinking that art needs to be expensive in order to be beautiful. It really doesn’t matter what you use as artwork as long as it expresses your personality and as long as it looks good. You can even choose to display you kids’ drawings and they can look very beautiful.

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It’s also important to know where to hang the artwork. If you place it too high, it might get unnoticed. It will also be difficult for everyone to admire it and to analyze it. A picture or any kind of artwork needs to be placed at eye level. It’s not tiring for the eye to look at it and it can be admired in its true beauty.

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It’s also always good to ask for a second opinion. So when you decide to hang art on one of your walls, make sure you have another set of eyes in the room. This way one person can hold the piece while the other steps back and decides whether or not the placement is correct. It allows to avoid making irreparable mistakes such as drilling a hole into the wall and then realizing it’s either too high or too low and it’s just in the right place.

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You should also know that it’s very common and even advisable to use several pieces to make a larger composition. It’s important to be creative so don’t be afraid to mix photos and pictures. It’s common to use several pieces as one unit. This way you can create a very interesting focal point for the room.

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If you wish to create a photo wall, then you should plan it in advance. First select all the potential photos that you want to use for the project. Then place them on the ground in front of the walls and try to create the perfect arrangement. You might give up some of the photos during the process and you might also get new ideas. Play with the photos until you find an arrangement that you like and only after that place them on the wall.

Picture sources: 1, 2, 3, and 4.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on October 2, 2012

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Simona Ganea
She may not be very fond of people, finding them annoying most of the time, but she still enjoys helping them from the shadows. Her attention to detail drives others crazy yet remains her most appreciated characteristic.

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