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16 Jul 2021

Perfecting the art of the 'Salon Hang' at home

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

Monochrome Salon Hang

Clockwise from top left Cody Choi, The 3rd Day, Hope GalleryGold/Diamond, 3 MusesStreets 3 Muses. Constellations of Data 2, Clare PhelanSign of the Times, Rachel Camilleri. 

Create a dramatic display by using uniform sized artwork, hang evenly spaced to create a window like effect

Uniform look Salon Hang

Clockwise from top left Candy Foss Calm, Andy Neal, Technically Brilliant GalleryRise of the Divine Feminine - Into the Light, Kirsten Todd, dot-artNow, Winter Comes, David Kerszteny-LewisBetter 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

Eclectic Salon Hang

Clockwise from top left Burano Venice, Mike BriscoeThrough It All - Laugh With Me I, Linnet Panashe Rubaya, Saul Hay GalleryLitha, James Roper, Egoiste Gallery. Glowing Rose, Lee HerringLady on the Purple Sofa, Amanda Mulquiney-BirbeckThe Ghost of You, Jason CarrCeylon Leopard Circular Solsetur, KSW Studio

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