Hanging canvas wall art does not have to be confined to hammering a nail into the wall, installing a wire hanging kit behind a canvas and propping up the painting onto the nail on your wall. There are creative ways to hang artwork away from this standard method. Hanging paintings in unusual ways can add interest to your room's visual appeal.
The method of hanging your canvas can also make it the focal point of your room or wall. You can hang your art creatively but be sure not to add things that could take away the attention from the artwork itself. Sometimes your hanging method becomes part of the artwork itself. Here are 4 creative ways to hang your paintings:
1. Frame – You can make a painting look more formal with a frame. Frames can be expensive if you have them customized to your artwork. A cheaper way to frame your painting is by getting ready-made frames at home decor outlets or art stores. You can also look for old frames from thrift shops and yard sales, and refurbish them with new varnish or paint. Check out pretty metallic gold spray paints at hardware stores. Take measurement your canvas wall art before hunting for frames.
2. Ribbon – You can use pretty ribbons to hang your canvas on the wall. Instead of wiping the painting from behind, you can attach 2 pieces of ribbons to the top left and right sides of the canvas and tie it into a ribbon with some space between the knotted ribbon and the canvas. The ribbon will be visible above the canvas and used to hang the artwork to the nail on the wall. Get pretty ribbons but avoid too many patterns and printed designs on the ribbon to make the focus remain on the artwork.
3. Grouping – You can group several small pieces of paintings to make up the artwork on your wall or hallway. This is ideal if you have a lot of space to cover but only have small paintings or picture frames. It also makes an interesting wall art that house guests can view one by one. Group together photos or paintings with similar subjects.
4. Hang in rows – You can hang a series of paintings on one side of a wall like in a long office corridor, staircase, or hallway in your home. You can also do this in your living room or dining room. A good way to do this is by getting canvas art sets in 3 to 5 pieces of canvas that go together and make up one painting. These canvas art sets can have several pieces of canvas in the same size or in different sizes to make them an offset canvas.
Canvas wall art are expected to complement the surroundings and existing home design. Consider your color theme, furniture style and your personal tastes in artwork. Take measurements of your wall to make sure you do not buy canvas art sets that are too large or wide. Match frame and ribbon colors to your room's color theme but do not get them in the same color as your wall to create contrast.