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Aleksandra Bzdzikot

PAINTING & ILLUSTRATION

 

19.08.2018

Wall art composition - 5 tips

Do you have an empty wall in your apartment which you'd like to fill in with pictures or paintings? If yes, I have good news for you!

I tried it myself how to do it best and I have some hints for you.

 

 

A wall with arranged paintings looks super cool and very artistic. At first, however, you can have some doubts regarding a proper arrangement of your art pieces in such a composition. In fact, there are endless ways how you can arrange the paintings on your wall. This depends on how big are the paintings, their size, subject and color of the frames.

So, let's get down to it, shall we?

 

1) CHOOSE ONE THEME

If you have 20 paintings around you, then it's not easy to pick 6 or 7 for the wall art composition. What you can do here is to choose one theme - women, human portraits or landscapes for example. Then, such a composition would be within one theme, but still varied between the particular paintings. For my wall composition I chose my paintings of women.

2) MAKE A COMPOSITION PLAN

Here, think about a composition of your paintings. This means how your paintings are going to hang on the wall. Will you put them in a row one after the other? Will you arrange them in sets of three? The best way how to figure it out is to draw it on paper before you hit the nails in the wall.

 

 

The paintings will be of different dimensions, so try out each composition and you'll find the one that works best for you.

3. HIT THE NAILS TO THE WALL

Time for some fun with the neighbours! :) Before you hit the hammer with the nails to the wall, first measure the middle of each painting to find a good balance spot for the nail to uplift your painting.

Start from the middle point of the composition and then go to the sides. Remember that each of your paintings need to have a hanger at the back, on which you can hang it. Regarding nails, simle and small type of nails will be sufficient.

I must say I haven't played with a hammer for a long time and my first nail that I hit got crooked and looked funny on the wall. But still, it worked well to have a painting hanging on it. 

 

 

4) DO THE CHECK-UP

If you already installed all the pieces to the wall make 2-3 steps backwords and check on the paintings.

Are they hanging straight? Do you like the composition? Would you change the place of some paintings?

 

 

5) ENJOY AND INVITE YOUR FRIENDS TO ADMIRE

Now comes the most enjoyable part - showing your art wall composition to your friends. Of course, you can skip that and admire it yourself. That's equally good :-)

As soon as the job is done you can sit back, drink a cup of coffee and appreciate your wall art.

 

 

 

I hope the above hints were helpful to you. If you'd like to share your feedback I'd be happy to receive your comments!

 

See you next time,

Aleksandra


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