You just got some artbox prints and you are looking forward to hanging them around your home. You want to do this in a way to both be pleasing for your or any other people in your home to look at and also be safe for your prints. The last thing you want it is to have any damage done to the prints, whether from light or other things.
Hanging prints at home doesn’t have to be nerve-wracking if you follow these tips.
Prepare The Area Properly
To start off, you want to make sure everything is set up right – that includes wiping down the wall with a damp cloth, making the correct measurements and markings. You may need to move certain furniture around to make room.
Use The Right Equipment
This can depend on the size and weight of your print. You can use nails, sawtooth brackets, eye hooks, j-hooks, or adhesive. Read the weight limit of these carefully – otherwise you risk damaging your wall.
Don’t Try To Align The Print WIth Other Architecture
It can be tempting to line up the piece with something like a mantel or fireplace. Instead, have it be slightly off. That can create a much better visual experience.
Think About Sight Lines
You want some of your pieces to be visible from various rooms. Align those at a level where you can see them in another room. Doing that will enhance your appreciation of the artwork.
Asymmetry is Not a Bad Thing
Imagine that you have something like nine prints that are all the same size. It would make sense to have them in a neat pattern with them being the same width apart. Instead, you can have the distance be staggered at certain points, which will make for a much more interesting view.
Where To Put Things Susceptible to Light?
Unfortunately, there are some mediums and colors that tend to fade if exposed to sunlight for too long. You need to keep them away from natural light – that will wind up preserving the vibrancy of the colors for a long time. Think of hanging them in a hallway away from any windows.
You want your artbox prints to give your home a certain look. If you properly hang them up, you can have something that is visually appealing to both you and any guests or family members that view them.