Today you will understand more about the art of composing paintings. Architect Raquel Rossetto will teach you how to make your gallery, use elements and also an excellent way to hang them on the wall.
Important pieces in the decoration, the paintings tell stories, awaken feelings, offer a coziness to the walls and point out references and expectations. There are those who start to design an environment project through paintings, as they are able to set the tone and concept of all decoration. Personality and charm, a wall with pictures can provide a relaxed atmosphere to receive friends and family. Identifying with the art, style and theme is of great importance to members of the house. The works need to establish a connection with the people and with the rest of the decoration.
There are many specificities of themes, arts and frames, ranging from classic to modern, from landscapes to geometric designs. With that in mind, we've gathered some timeless style tips and also set up a gallery.
Build your picture gallery
A good idea is to fill the entire painted wall with a neutral color, with paintings from floor to ceiling. You can also support some frames on the floor to give it an even more laid-back and fun look.
It's worth using the same theme, the same colors and the same concept. Creating an art wall aims to fill the environment, tell a story and be a great panel of super interesting visual information. The arrangement can be symmetrical or free, the important thing is to create harmony between the sizes and your palette. Opting for frames and frames of different sizes, makes the environment more relaxed and contemporary.
Create a corner, choose your favorite place and abuse these personalized adornments. Frames can feature family photos, travel photos, collections of articles, posters or simply witty phrases.
The solitary frame gains prominence without competition and with a lot of glamour. Hanging strategically, when alone, the painting needs to have and be the meaning of the environment and the chosen wall. It can accompany stylish furniture, floor lamps, designer adornments or an imposing potted plant. The height at installation must balance with nearby parts and the dimensions of the wall.
Updating the classic
The composition in monochromatic tones, the influence of old gold, the worked frames, oil paintings, thrift store mining and inherited works… all this transforms the wall into the famous current classic.
Shelves are supporting, but no less important. For those who don't like to drill holes in the walls or who have limited spaces, shelves come into play, not only to compose the decoration, but to support the paintings. The advantage of using shelves to support your works is the flexibility to change the composition of the paintings in a practical way, always giving a new face to the environment. The tip is to use frames of different sizes to create a more balanced and elegant look.
The idea is to explore creativity, exaggerate the ease and include items that have everything to do with your environment. Objects placed in wall boxes, mirrors with different frames, oars, hooks, hats, plates, among others, can always compose with the pictures and even create more fun walls.
How to hang pictures?
Before installing the frames, it is important to study the space. Have all the basic tools handy, such as screws, dowels, drill bits, level (so that nothing gets crooked), drill, tape measure and a pencil. If the frames are very light and small, a nail and hammer are welcome. One of the biggest doubts that appears when hanging the paintings on the wall is about the right way to arrange them. The proportion and balance of the set are the main points for positioning the frames.
- Create imaginary lines and seek the main center of the wall.
- Hang the painting so that when you lean against the sofa, you don't hit your head on the painting. Leave an average height of 1,6 m from the floor to the center of the frame;
- Leave 25cm of space between the sofa (or armchair) and the end of the frame;
- Attach masking tape to a paper cone and place it at a point below where the hole will be made, to collect the dirt at the time of drilling;
- Before drilling, check to see if there is any plumbing running behind the wall. Make sure you use a specific drill and wall plug. Brick, plasterboard, wood, etc. need special dowels for each material;
- Hold the nail with pliers so you don't hammer your finger;
- When not using the drill, use a hammer and a steel nail, which will be placed on top of the place where it will be drilled, with masking tape. The tape is used so that, when you hit the hammer with the nail, the wall does not break or puff up;
- When you have many different pieces and you don't know how to start placing them on the wall, the tip is to make molds of the pieces with brown paper, cutting the paper, and placing these molds on the wall. So you will have an exact idea of how the wall with the pictures will look, before drilling;
- Mount the mold on the floor to create the composition;
- Once you are sure of the positions of the frames and the type of wall, start drilling.
For some lightweight pieces, you can use double-sided adhesive tape to fasten. They are easier to remove if you want to change parts frequently. This tip also works for rented properties or temporary housing. When you have two support points on a heavy frame, place a wire between these two supports, making it easier to attach to the wall. You will only need a nail or a screw to secure it to the wall.
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