At 75% of my site visits I see major art problems. If you’re going to hang art, let it work FOR you, not against you. Some things to think about:
- Your art should bear some relationship to your current life and interests. Art that came from a home furnishings store or was bought for you by an interior designer looks generic and impersonal. Unless you use your space as a medical office, your art shouldn’t look like it belongs in one.
- If it’s a family inheritance, you should really like it – and you should have good feelings about the relative who gave it to you.
- It should fit the wall it’s hanging on. Most common sin is art that is way too small. Make a statement – go BIG! Or if you only have small art, group several pieces closely, as if they were one large piece.
- Just because there’s a nail there, doesn’t mean it’s the best place to hang a picture. Don’t hang pictures too high. They should relate to the furniture below or beside them.
- Consider framing favorite drawings your child made – they add instant personality and lots of positive ch’i.
- If you must put family photos in the living room, don’t put out a flotilla. They just gather dust. One or two at a time, rotated at least monthly.
Art, properly chosen and displayed, should make you feel good every time you pass it. If you’re feeling stuck with your art, give me a call: 360-314-2467.