Perfecting the art of the 'Salon Hang' at home
Grouping paintings together dates all the way back to the 17th century, but you’ve probably seen an eclectic mix of paintings adorning the walls of a bar or restaurant as it remains a contemporary way to display artwork. So how do you achieve the Salon Hang look at home? Here are some tips and inspiration to get you started.
Even if it isn’t obvious, groupings often have something in common, so unleash your inner curator…..
- Use similar frames to pull together different artworks
- Select a colour that features in all the artwork to compliment your interior
- Group by theme but mix media. So cityscape - paintings, photography, drawings or maps together
- Go monochrome, contrast with a strong wall colour for a bold look
- Old & new - don’t be afraid to mix art work you already own with new pieces to refresh your interiors
- Break all the rules! Mix up frames, colours, media and theme. Adorn your walls with what you love and you will never go wrong.
Go monochrome or select a colour that features in all the artwork to compliment your interior
Create a dramatic display by using uniform sized artwork, hang evenly spaced to create a window like effect
Clockwise from top left Candy Foss Calm, Andy Neal, Technically Brilliant Gallery. Rise of the Divine Feminine - Into the Light, Kirsten Todd, dot-art. Now, Winter Comes, David Kerszteny-Lewis. Better By Your Side, Rachel Camilleri.
For an eclectic look, hang in an ad-hoc way with different spacing between pieces to ensure your art doesn’t line up
Clockwise from top left Burano Venice, Mike Briscoe. Through It All - Laugh With Me I, Linnet Panashe Rubaya, Saul Hay Gallery. Litha, James Roper, Egoiste Gallery. Glowing Rose, Lee Herring. Lady on the Purple Sofa, Amanda Mulquiney-Birbeck. The Ghost of You, Jason Carr. Ceylon Leopard Circular Solsetur, KSW Studio
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