ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Be a total show-off There’s nothingmore fulfilling than taking pride in your images andmaking themost of them at home. Here are six presentation ideas fromWhiteWall product manager, Jan-Ole Schmidt
Tip 1: The statement piece: one wall, one picture The statement piece is hung alone. This can be effective in small rooms or in nooks. Find a place of honour for a particularly beautiful, eye- catching or cherished image. You can create a really great interplay between different statement pieces by displaying single pictures on multiple walls of the same room. Tip 2: The wall art cluster You can think of a wall art cluster as organised chaos. It is an arrangement of numerous, tightly grouped pictures on one wall. It is important that there’s some sort of method to
Tip 4: All in a row It looks great when multiple pictures of the same size are hung evenly in a horizontal or vertical line. If you have pictures of different sizes, but would still like to hang them in a row, you can align them along one of the frame’s edges or along an imaginary axis through the middle. Tip 5: The chessboard A chessboard is a clear geometric concept for presenting many pictures of the same size. The pictures are hung above and next to each other with even gaps on all sides. I’d highly recommend using an even number of pictures for this and making the gaps
ONE WALL-FILLING LANDSCAPE? Or maybe several smaller pictures of different sizes hung at various heights? For those looking to fill walls with art, take note: the right arrangement is what really counts. As a photographer, Jan-Ole Schmidt has learned a few helpful tricks for effectively displaying your own photographs on the wall. His advice starts with the preparation. “You want to make sure that everything turns out perfectly, so before you hang anything, make a sketch or lay your pictures out on the floor to get an impression of how they look together and the overall effect of your arrangement,” he suggests.
the madness, though. The pictures should be ‘connected’ in some way, whether that means images with a similar artistic approach, identical or similar frames or passepartouts, or pictures of a similar size. A common element brings a certain harmony to the display. Tip 3: On an axis This picture-hanging concept is a classic and is also great in rooms with low ceilings. Simply align the centre of each picture along an imaginary axis. You can hang the pictures in a horizontal or vertical line, but it’s best to keep the distance between them the same.
equal in size on all sides, just like a real chessboard. Tip 6: The split image One image – split into multiple pieces. The pieces need to be the same size, and they should be hung in a row, not too far apart and with the edges level. A triptych is a classic example, and WhiteWall offers a splitting function that can divide pictures into four individual pieces.
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