Whether you’ve bought a new home or you’re refreshing the décor, a picture arrangement can make a real difference to the feel of a room, particularly if you don’t get the placement right! If you’ve tried and failed to achieve the in vogue ‘haphazard’ arrangement, you’ll know it’s harder to put in place than you’d think. Here's a guide to Arranging photos and canvas prints on your walls.
Here we look at a few tips that will help you get the most out of customised canvas prints of all sizes and out of your other wall art too.
1) Work with your wall
As the photographer, you should be familiar with the rule of thirds. If you look at your wall as a whole picture, you want to enhance it and fill spaces, not to make one third seem overly busy or weighted down. Sketching out or photographing your wall will help you plan how to use the space before you reach for the hammer and nails.
2) Work with the space
Large canvas prints naturally work better on larger wall spaces, though there’s nothing stopping you from grouping lots of smaller prints, perhaps on a fixed theme. Try using the shape of your paintings or canvases to balance out the space. So, if you have a long, tall wall, you would balance it with wider portrait canvas art and vice versa.
3) Go symmetrical or scattered
How uniform you want your photos and canvas prints to look will most likely depend on the feel of the room. To be at eye height, your canvas prints, photographs or other artwork should rest around 60 or so inches off the ground. In years gone by symmetrical layouts were the default – think perfectly aligned prints one above another or side by side, equally spaced and level. Now you’re much likely to see a scattered arrangement featuring different sized prints, pictures and perhaps frames in various colours and materials too. There’s no right or wrong way to do this but starting in the middle and working outwards will ensure you don’t get partway across your wall and run out of artwork or find things crammed in towards the end.
4) Find the fixtures and fittings
If you buy a photo canvas print from us it should be fairly easy to hang (quickly and easily on a nail!). However, it never hurts to have a few extra tips when it comes to technical things. First, you’ll want to measure and mark where your artwork is going. Next, when it comes to hanging, you can actually forget what we said earlier and ditch the hammer and nails – good quality picture hooks designed to be used with a canvas of the correct weight are infinitely easier to install and usually less damaging to your walls too. Check out this blog on how to hang things without damaging your walls.
Do you have any tips for arranging photos and canvas prints? Are your canvas prints hung in a saloon arrangement or are they displayed in perfect symmetry? Share any tips or questions you have below!