THE ART OF ARRANGING
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.