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A home art gallery in more ways than one

A home art gallery in more ways than one

A home should most certainly embrace the personality of its occupants and a great way of encompassing this is to create a home gallery on a designated wall which then provides life to the space. The ideas are endless, however the interior design team headed by Francois Steyn (General Manager), give some inside tips and ideas on the best options to choose from depending on the space permissible.

 

Bedroom

 

If you want to enhance your bedroom space, it is best to stick to framed images of personal memories or calming images that further create a soothing atmosphere to your room. For the space above your bed, one can opt for one large canvas print or perhaps a number of framed images. “I would suggest keeping the frame colour the same and have images of differentiating sizes that come/fit together like a puzzle,” says Steyn.

 

Living room

 

The dining room, lounge areas and dining hall are the most busy spaces and are widely seen by friends and family. These spaces should therefore receive the most attention.

 

For the dining room, it is best to select a wall that is near the end of the short end of a long table or perhaps opposite a set of windows.

 

There are also a number of options when it comes to arrangement styles. Some of these include:

 

  • Cluster photo arrangements – arranged closely together and can be differentiating sizes. The images can either be of the same or similar themes or perhaps images of the same colour for a feeling of cohesion. Some of the different designs of cluster photo arrangements can include:

 

  • Creating a wall story – this can incorporate both canvas and framed art on a wall. One may also opt for wooden letters, a clock, wooden box with greenery, or similar, to create interest within the room.

 

  • Glass wall art – this may refer to mirrored art or art that is created with glass that is positioned on its own, in 2, 3 or perhaps 4 pieces. However, glass wall art can be heavy, so correct hanging instruments need to be used to ensure the art stays in place.

Entrance Hall ideas:

 

The kinds of art to be hung in this area of the home is again dependent on the size of the wall area available to you.

 

If the space is narrow and small, then mirrored artwork would help reflect light and in turn opens up the space. A large canvas or art piece that showcases a landscape may also work, as this imagery will take the visitor’s eye into the landscape, again making the room appear grander.

 

For a much larger area, one may want to create a cluster wall of family images, as this allows visitors to feel a sense of comfort as most family images create a sense of belonging, serenity and happiness. However, bear in mind that when selling your home, it is best to remove all personal photographs and replace with general landscape and object photographs in order to allow potential buyers to look at the house objectively.

 

For more ideas of how to create a clustered wall arrangement, contact Inspired Design on 087 351 3360. Inspired Design also boast an in-house framing division which is able to cater for all your framing needs. The on-site framing studio allows customers to truly see the finished prepresentation prior to any work being undertaken.

 

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