So you just bought a new picture of the apartment. And it’s really long. When you first see it, you think about where to put it. Now, you are standing in the middle of the room, confused and desperate, unable to find the right place. Don’t worry, we’ll clue you in! Here are a few useful tips on using a long canvas painting in your interior to advantage:
The first thing you should do is decide on which wall you want to hang the new canvas wall art. The room should dominate, so it is not recommended to use it with smaller pictures, photos, and other decorations-they will only distract. Before buying this painting, it’s best to measure the available wall space, otherwise, you may end up with a canvas that’s longer than it should be
According to the interior designer, the oil painting wall art should be hanging at eye level (that is, your eye should hit the center of the canvas when you look at it). Keep this principle in mind while picking the right place for the piece of art you have chosen.
If you want to hang the painting above a certain item of furniture, make sure there is some space between the painting and the picture. If the large canvas art takes up 2/3 of the wall’s height or more, you can hang it alone in a large blank wall area.
If you don’t plan to spend a lot of money on original art paintings, you can always make beautiful wall decor with your own hands. For example, you can print photos and make beautiful collages and combine them with other images you like. Another way is to frame a beautiful fabric with an unusual pattern. These options are quite cheap and you can easily afford such decorations without extra expenses.
A long picture looks beautiful, but you can make the most of it with this simple technique. Since repeating patterns is one of the basic principles of art, hanging a mirror on the opposite wall doubles the effect of the extra-long canvas painting, allowing you to look at it from different angles and find more fun in its images.
If you live in a two-story house with a big hall, you can place your extra large wall art near the stairs, without limiting it by any interior dimensions.