How to Choose, Frame and Hang a Picture or Painting

With a lot of people spending more hours at home, the question of how to choose the right art, frame it, and hang it is coming up more often than before. People are finding themselves staring at blank walls in their homes and many of them find it unsettling. Filling these blank walls is not only a stylistic choice, but a way to reduce the amount of white wall people can stare at in a day. In this article, we will look at how you can do something about that.

Art on a white wall:Photo by Alexandra Gorn on Unsplash

Picking the Right Pieces

Picking the right pieces can seem tricky, but it doesn’t have to be. Art is subjective and so is your choice for what would look best on your walls. The best advice to follow is to find something personal or interesting to you. This way, you will never get tired or bored of looking at it. Remember that anything can be a piece of art if you so desire; it all depends on how it is framed and incorporated into the rest of the house.

For art, pick something that makes you feel happy, nostalgic or optimistic. As for pictures, you can choose those that capture a time and place that means a lot to you. And they do not have to be coloured either. As long as they are well-shot, that is often good enough.

Framing It

Once you have chosen the piece you would like to hang, the next step is framing it. A lot of people make the mistake of choosing frames that completely overshadow the painting, art or picture they would like to hang. The best way to go about this is to choose a frame that does not take away from the art or picture and one that complements the piece you are hanging. 

You can choose from different colours, materials and styles depending on the item you are hanging. To find the best frame for your pictures and art, you can check out the frames on sale by PicFrames. Their frames come in different types and sizes so you can get one that suits your art or pictures best. They also help you find frames that are the right size and even replace the frame if you got the measurements wrong.

Photo by pine watt on Unsplash: Frame held up to coastal view

Placing the Piece

Once you have it framed, the last thing to think about is where to place the piece. You can choose to go with common areas such as one of the walls in your living room or beside the stairs. Where you choose to place the art or picture is up to you. If you feel like breaking the norm, you can always hang the art on a wall that leaves little space for anything else or as part of a larger collection. Hanging art asymmetrically is also catching on and you can try it out if you are feeling experimental.

By following the simple steps above, you can have your living room looking pretty. Remember that the choice of art or picture, the framing, as well as the placement of the art or picture are subjective and you should always go with what feels and looks good for you and your home.