The balance of hanging art above the the furniture on your room determines the design impression of the room.
This article explains the placement and design of artworks (paintings) in a room with furniture, as well as three ways to find the best balance in decorating.
When hanging your art above your bed or desk also hanging it over your sofa, this article is useful for you.
Let’s take a closer look.
☑The flow of this article
- Choose the size of the art matches the width of the furniture
- Choose paintings that match the taste of your furniture
- Know the placement of art paintings and furniture
Choose the size of the art matches the width of the furniture
when hanging art above bed or desk, hanging it over sofa
When choosing art to hang, first check the width of the furniture in the area where you want to hang it.
Selecting art that does not exceed the width of the furniture. This way will ensure a good balance between the furniture and the art.
Choose art that does not exceed the width of the furniture.
When hanging art above furniture such as beds, sofas, shelves, desks, and cabinets, choose art that does not exceed the width of the furniture.
In the upper bedroom photo, two pieces of art are hung above the bed. Long horizontal or square art is well balanced when hung on the wall above furniture.
If you want to know how to choose the right size picture for your room, please see the following article.
Vertical art should be hung on a vertical wall.
As you can see in the center of the upper bedroom photo, long vertical art can be hung on the wall next to the furniture or next to the window to create a nice, well-balanced room.
If vertical art is to be hung on a wall above furniture, it should be placed above short pieces of furniture such as sofas, desks, or tables.
Displaying vertical art near a floor stand for lighting emphasizes the vertical balance and creates a neat interior.
To learn more about how to decorate your bedroom with wall arts, please see the following article.
Select artwork that matches the taste of the furniture.
It is important to choose paintings that match the taste of the furniture.
If the taste of the furniture and the paintings match, the interior will look unified, clean, and sophisticated.
Does the furniture look massive? Does it look light?
Paintings in subdued or not-too-light colors look good when displayed near dark-colored furniture such as dark brown or black, or furniture with a chunky, heavy design.
If you are decorating near light-colored furniture such as white, beige, or light gray, or furniture with a light impression, hang paintings in bright, light, or vivid colors.
Is the furniture taste Orthodox or casual?
If the room is furnished with orthodox furniture that would be suitable for classical music, paintings painted in a traditional manner with motifs such as landscapes or figures would look good in the room.
If your room has a contemporary interior or casual furnishings, art with strong creative colors, such as contemporary art or abstract paintings, will fit perfectly with the ambience of the room.
To learn more about how to display wall arts in your living room, please read the following articles as well.
Learn about art painting and furniture placement.
When hanging art on the wall next to furniture, carefully consider the balance between the furniture and the artwork to determine the best placement of the artwork.
We will look at hanging art above furniture and hanging art on the wall next to furniture.
When hanging Art on the wall above furniture
When hanging artwork on a wall above a sofa, desk, or other piece of furniture, hang the artwork in the middle of the wall from the left or right edge of the furniture, looking at the horizontal plane of the furniture.
If you are hanging multiple pieces of art, hang them side by side if they are similar in size.
If you want to add movement, you can hang them on different levels.
The height of the artwork on the wall should match the height of your eyes when you are standing.
Best height at which to display art in a room in “Best Height To Hang A Painting In Your Home Attractively“. Please take a look at this page as well.
Hanging art on a wall next to furniture
When hanging on a wall next to a piece of furniture, hang the artwork in the middle of the wall from the left or right edge, depending on the width of the wall.
If there is tall furniture, such as a floor stand, move the artwork to the left or right so that it does not overlap the furniture and make it difficult to see.
Balancing art in a room with furniture creates a sophisticated interior.
We explain the stylish arrangement of wall arts in “How To Arrange Wall Art In A Stylish Way“. Please see also here.
Please use the three methods to create your beautiful room.