Photo courtesy copiekat.tumblr.com Do:
- Think about the size of the artwork; on busy wallpaper, anything framed smaller than 11x17 is at risk of getting “lost”.
- Be selective. When hanging pictures on a patterned wallpaper, one work of art that makes a statement is frequently a better choice than several smaller works.
- Go with a neutral colored frame, especially if your tastes are less eclectic.
- Use a wider mat, or artwork with negative space around the edges, to separate the art from the wall.
- Hang artwork using hooks designed for molding to hang artwork from above or small-hole hooks meant for use with wallpaper.
- Think about placing your artwork on the opposite wall if the wallpapered area is only an accent wall.
- Consider custom printed wallpaper if you must have certain artwork displayed but can't find wallpaper to match.
- Force busy artwork to compete with a busy wallpaper pattern.
- Skip using a mat; the artwork needs its own space to pop, and will either blend too much or clash too heavily with the wallpaper without the breathing room a mat provides.
- Disregard the importance of pattern and texture when matching artwork to wallpaper; floral wallpaper cues natural patterns and textures for artwork, whereas geometric wallpaper calls out for geometric art.
- Forget that the color and theme of the wallpaper, frame, and artwork should also be related, without being too closely matched.
- Hang artwork too high; this is very noticeable on the repeating pattern of wallpaper. Likewise, if grouping artwork, be sure that the pieces are level!
- Pierce the wallpaper with nails or screws until you are positive you like the look of the frame and artwork in that space.
Photo and design by: Gacek Design Group Choosing artwork in colors that opposes the color of the wallpaper is risky. Here it works because the furniture in the room mimics the bold colors of the artwork and also matches the wallpaper, making the look cohesive.
Photo courtesy hgtv.com Photo Credits: Featured Photo: Atmosphere Interior Design Bathroom: Gacek Design Group