A beautiful picture that you particularly like and that gives you joy day after day enriches your home. And once you have discovered art, it usually doesn't stop at just one picture or one artist.
How to Hang Pictures Correctly
We often get the question:
- Which pictures can I combine?
- Does the work of one artist go well with that of another?
- How can I arrange several pictures effectively on one wall?
Here are a few helpful tips
Generally, any painting can be combined with another.
However, it's important to avoid placing particularly colour-intensive or expressive pictures right next to each other. (The alternation of discreet and strong motifs creates the perfect mix).
The art of arranging pictures correctly is not difficult when you know what matters.
Different sizes, frames and motifs can be combined to create a harmonious whole.
Don't hang your pictures too high!
"Eye level" is the correct height - meaning 150 cm from the floor to the centre of the picture. This is particularly important for motifs that are highly detailed, as their subtleties can only be properly appreciated at eye level.
Framing and passe-partout can effectively enhance a picture's presence.
You can "compose" a picture into your room by choosing the motif or colour - in other words, works of art can not only blend harmoniously into your decor but also have a decisive influence on them.
Another way of placing pictures is the Petersburg Hanging.
The Petersburg Hanging is named after its location, the Petersburg Hermitage. With this type of hanging, many pictures are closely and vertically distributed across a wall.
A helpful guide is to imagine horizontal and vertical lines to which the pictures are aligned.
The examples that are shown here demonstrate that the visual arrangement allows each picture to unfold its full expressive power.