Art hanging tutorials
We’ve been hanging art in hundreds of homes and thought we might share some of the lessons we’ve learnt. So we made a series of video tutorials. If you'd rather get help from a pro, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Lesson 1: Finding the height
Want to hang artworks of different sizes side by side, and still get a harmonious hanging? Leveling the top can make the artworks look like clothes on a line. Leveling the centre might be disturbing if your artworks vary a lot in size. Happily, there's a trick everyone in the arts business knows: hanging by a horizontal line at 1/3 of the artwork.
In this video, ed. art founder Elisabeth Blennow Calälv shows how to get a harmonious and balanced art wall, combining three artworks of different size: Cecilia Ömalm's "Le Grand Bleu", Annette Flensburgs "Untitled (brown)" och Morten Buchs "Untitled"
Lesson 2: The gallery wall
Combining several artworks in a group can lift an artwork, or nullify it – all depending on how it's done. Of course, it's mostly a matter of taste, but a few simple guidelines will make the job much easier.
In this video, ed. art founder Elisabeth Blennow Calälv combines 6 artworks to create a well-composed gallery wall.
Lesson 3: The gallery wall at home
Creating a neat gallery wall in a white room (like we did in Part 2) with 150 framed artworks to choose from, might not be too hard. But how do you do it at home, where there is furniture and artworks that you feel don't really fit together?
We got to come home to Josefin and Daniel, to rehang the artworks in their combined dining room/living room. To create a more dynamic arrangement than the current, we divided the artworks in two clusters and tried to create a more playful wall without making it too crazy.
Lesson 4: Art around the TV
The most common object to place on a wall, aside artworks, is probably a TV. But often, the TV ends up looking like the shining sun in the midst of the artworks/planets circling around it. How do you combine a TV with art, without the TV totally dominating the wall?
We've visited two homes and in this video try to share the process and also some of the lessons we've drawn from these visits, trying to combine art with a TV.