You know that feeling you get when you spot the perfect canvas for that wall that’s been sitting bare for months? It’s exciting, right? Well, we love large canvases, especially given how affordable they are….it makes it easier to decorate a big wall without spending too much money. They come in all shapes and sizes and on just about any subject matter or expression so it’s easy to find one that you’ll like.
Nowadays when you buy a canvas, it rarely comes with any hanging hardware which can be very frustrating. And no, it's not safe to hang it by the frame because it could easily fall off the wall. So what do you do?
Considering the amount of time we spend at our desks, it makes sense to have something pretty and interesting to look at, don't you think? You're lucky if you have a window to gaze out of, but those can be limited in office settings. So, if you're staring at a blank wall all day, how about jazzing it up with art and adding accessories to your work space? We had fun with ours by hanging a trendy black glasses frame, a white canvas and a super large clock - after all you need to know when it's time to log off.
Two of the questions I get asked the most often are "what can I hang on my walls" and "how can I do it inexpensively?" I'm a true believer that art doesn't have to cost a fortune to look good.
Sectional sofas - we love them because they’re nice and big and they’re perfect for the whole family to snuggle together to watch TV. On the other hand, we hate them because they're big and bulky, take up lots of floor space and never fit perfectly centered against a wall.
I love hanging stuff by myself because I don't have to wait for anyone to help me. When I buy something for my walls I usually hang it up right away. None of that nonsense where things sit on the floor for weeks before it gets hung.
Hanging one canvas on its own is usually pretty straightforward. Where things get complicated is when you want to hang a group of them together. The thought of lining up three or more canvas in a perfect row is unthinkable for most of us.
The question I get asked the most often about picture hanging is "how high to hang pictures". So I thought I would show the thought process I went through when hanging a canvas both horizontally and vertically.
A dining room is the perfect place to hang art. There's usually at least one long wall to hang a piece or a group of pieces to create the right dining ambience. Since it's a place for your family and guests to gather to enjoy a meal together hang something interesting that will spark a conversation and that is pretty to look at too.
Sometimes all a room needs is a fresh coat of paint to bring it to life.