It seems wall space is really kind of dwindling in the suburbs.
Everyone knows that people like lots of light in their houses. New home builders have responded by installing lots of windows and using open plan layouts to make our houses feel lighter, brighter and more open. Home buyers love that.
It seems, though, that wall space for hanging art is kind of at a premium. And, more often than not, there seems to be only little vertical strips of wall space left between windows and doors.
I often see homeowners hanging one horizontal piece of art at eye level in these places, because that’s the art they have and that’s how they’ve always hung it. However, it’s kind of like fitting a square peg in a round hole. It looks like it just doesn’t fit.
If you group some art, or even re-frame them to fit that space a little better, it would be more composed. More harmonious. More appropriate.
You can stack horizontal pieces to make a vertical look. See how nicely the art in the picture to the right fits into the wall space?
Now, I’m all about hanging what you love, no matter what.
But, if you’re looking around the house and trying to find the best placement for particular pieces, perhaps you could consider this:
Hang a vertical piece, or vertically stack your landscape-shaped art on a wall space that’s mostly vertical.
Take a look below to see how the pros stack'em...