THE ART OF AR­RANG­ING

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MIX AND MATCH. Cu­rate art­works in a va­ri­ety of me­dia, styles and gen­res for a dy­namic, un­fussy look.

VARY SIZES AND ORI­EN­TA­TION. In­clude large and small works in hor­i­zon­tal and ver­ti­cal ori­en­ta­tions to bal­ance the dis­play. Big pieces an­chor the ar­range­ment, while lit­tle ones fill in any empty spa­ces.

DON’T FOR­GET THE FRAMES. Select di­verse frames to give the il­lu­sion that pieces were col­lected over time and pur­chased ev­ery­where from flea mar­kets to shops abroad. If you want some­thing more for­mal, stick to one colour. Us­ing all black or white frames of­fers a clean, con­tem­po­rary look.

ADD THE UN­EX­PECTED. In­cor­po­rate dif­fer­ent shapes and di­men­sions into the ar­range­ment. Ideas in­clude a sculp­tural ob­ject, a round mir­ror or a vin­tage metal ini­tial.

PERSONALIZE IT. In­clude items that tell a story, such as fam­ily pho­to­graphs, a map from a trip across Europe, your chil­dren’s art­work or a tex­tile with spe­cial mean­ing.

ART­WORK (AT LEFT), FROM TOP La Petite Danseuse II by J.T. Winik, Net­work by Emily Bick­ell, Un­ti­tled – Land­scape by Richard Her­man, Art In­te­ri­ors.

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