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Break the rules when hanging Art

July 11, 2017

 

When it comes to hanging art, perfect placement is a thing of the past. There are a number of “rules” you can follow to help yourself along, but if you adhere to tradition too much, it will look—well, it will look like you’re adhering to tradition. So embrace your inner delinquent and go a little bit rogue. The most interesting wall arrangements are unexpected, inventive, and at least a little bit irreverent (hopefully more than less). The following rules will lead the way to more wonderful results when you break them. So get going, you rebel you.

A Crooked Painting Makes You a Failure. A selection of photographs can be stuck on the wall in off-kilter positions, for a cloudlike arrangement, and a traditional piece like a portrait or map can be hung deliberately at an angle—the trick is just to be sure it’s akimbo enough, so that nobody mistakes it as accidentally crooked!  Read More

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