Tips on hanging artworks in
Article page |
Health page |
Fruits and Vegetables
House Plans |
House Loans |
| Interior Design |
Property Buying Tips |
Renting Tips |
Education | List of Colleges |
THE question of where to hang a
painting, print or photograph always arises when a new piece of art is purchased
or when a home is redecorated.
Over the sofa or next to the bookshelf? With other prints or on the large wall
in the hallway? There are a few tips to follow to ensure that the piece looks
good in the space whether it’s a child’s scribbles, a photograph, the work of a
known artist or a print of a famous painting. Decorators advise paying close
attention to lighting conditions and the humidity and heat in the room.
Determining the height at which a print, painting or photo should be hung is
done by orientating on the focal point of the image, decorators say. The artwork
should be hung so that the focal point is approximately at eye level. However,
this height is not the same in every room, said Margarete Kolb, an interior
decorator in Germany.
A picture hung in an entrance hallway, where people tend to stand, should be
placed higher than a picture hung in a living room, where people tend to sit,
said Kolb. The same is true of the dining room and the bedroom. Kolb said people
often hang pictures too high.
The placement of small pictures on a large wall is always one of the biggest
challenges when decorating a room. They should be grouped together rather than
hung on their own.
“It makes sense to find a line of reference,” Kolb advises. This could be a door
frame, a windowsill or the edge of a piece of furniture. The pictures are then
arranged at the height of this line of reference so that either their tops or
bottoms align along it.
Klaus Gerrit Friese, chairman of a German association for galleries and prints,
said the amount of light in a room is also an important consideration when
hanging a picture.
“Sunlight is poison for every picture,” said Friese, including graphic works,
watercolour paintings and photographs.
Make sure the artwork is not hung in direct sunlight, he advises. “Otherwise,
you will have only a few years to enjoy the piece.” The warmth of the sunlight
and UV rays are what damage the image.
“This energy can cause a chemical reaction and speed up the aging process,” said
restorer Anne Levin. The result is the image can yellow, bleach out or become
brittle — damage that cannot be reversed. When artwork is hung near a window,
Levin recommends putting UV protection on the glass to block out the damaging
There also is protective glass that can be used in the picture’s frame.
Artificial light also can damage artwork. Levin said it is therefore important
that the light in a room and any light that shines directly on a picture is
evenly distributed. She advises against using spotlights because they cause the
area they strike on the image to fade faster than the rest of the piece. — dpa
Is it worth buying an old
House plans, home plans, plans, residential plans
House Loans, home loans, where to get housing loan
How do loans work, the basic concepts of loans
Construction Tips, construction guide lines,
house rental tips, rental tips, renting properties
What is Reverse Mortgage
Guidelines to purchase residential properties
Lotus-shaped 91 feet prayer hall in kerala
What is Interior Design, interior desings, resources
Interior Design Colleges
Interior Design- Bed Rooms
Interior Design- Bath Rooms
Kitchen Designs, kitchens
Modern Architectural Design Softwares
Landscaping Designs landscape architectures