First, place your furniture then hang your art

When decorating, a room is not entirely finished until the art is up on the walls. It’s just like a pretty outfit is not complete without earrings or a necklace. But before you start hanging things up, think of your furniture layout first – it will make it easier to find the perfect spot for your art. Trust me, these easy steps will save you time and potentially mistake holes, too.

After you’ve painted or redecorated, the first thing to do is to place your furniture. Start by placing the big pieces such as couches, armchairs, bookcases, tables, pianos, hutches, armoires… you get the idea. Then place smaller items like floor lamps, table top lighting and greenery. By having the furniture exactly where you want it, you’re eliminating the risk of having to re-hang something.

Once your furniture is placed, take a picture of your room. Photos give another perspective to help confirm that all your pieces are exactly where you want them. You’ll be amazed at what you notice that you didn’t see before. Even it’s moving something a little bit to the right or to the left – do it, move it!

Next, hang your art. If you need a few tips before you start hammering away, check How to hang pictures: 10 easy tips. You’ll find information on how high, how low to hang stuff, what nails to use, spacing between frames, how to keep your frames straight and other helpful tips. You can also check my picture hanging tips on Pinterest.

When frames, mirrors and clocks are up, have fun with accessories. Accessorizing is always the last step in the decorating process because it usually requires quite a bit of fussing. Also, it’s much easier to determine if a room is well balanced when it’s free of knick-knacks.

Have fun with your accessories, they’re great way to add a personal touch to your space.  Just like an interesting necklace can jazz up an outfit. This article truly makes me want to go shopping for a new outfit, little black dress perhaps!!!

Do you have any decorating tips that you’d like to share? Go ahead and share them in the comments box below for everyone to read.

Thanks for dropping by!  Talk to you soon.

Liette Tousignant
Co-Founder of Under The Roof Decorating

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