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Design Tip Tuesday: Artwork

Updated: Sep 18, 2020



The Basics

What Kind of Artwork should I Use?

Simple answer? Pick what you like and what speaks to you! We often try to look "magazine" or "social media" perfect. Lets face it, real life isn't perfect! You're going to be living in the space, why not buy something that you like vs what others may like.

What's nice about artwork is that you can either make it yourself or buy prints online and change things out with your frames. You could change up your artwork throughout the season to either add fun bright colors or more neutral.

What Size should I Buy?

When it comes to hanging photos you can either do one of two things: either measure to find the middle of the wall, or do eye level. More often than not we do eye level because if you have a tall wall you don't want to crane your neck to see artwork you bought.

Scale for Headboard and Couches?

The art piece should be approximately 2/3 width of the furniture give or take. How high up? Again, eye level or measure to find the center of the wall.

Where to Buy?

Shop local! Look on Etsy, flea markets, and shops around town. You may be able to do custom work with them! Of course you can get items from Target, Amazon, Minted, Walmart, Pottery Barn, the list is endless.



Do's and Don'ts


1. Hang artwork in every space of your house. Show off yours or your kids painting and photography kills! You can totally find an art piece you love and design your space around that. It doesn't always need to be the last thing you buy.

2. Use the proper hanging hardware. We don't want your masterpieces falling and possibly glass going everywhere. Also, make sure everything is level!

3. Plan out where the artwork will go. My biggest tip is using painters tape and measuring the piece(s) out so you can get a better visual of how big or small it will look within your space.


1. Don't put artwork on every. single. wall. Unless of course you like that! But there is such a thing as too much when it comes to artwork.

2. Don't get too small of artwork. This happens a lot! I know buying large art pieces can be spendy, but generally the art you hang should be in the same shape and orientation as the wall it’s trying to fill. Remember artwork is an investment that can last for years.

3. Don't space pictures too far apart from one another, or too close. A good rule of thumb is 2 inch difference. But can be more or less depending on the artwork.


This is a great example of artwork being too high. However, again, it's not necessarily a bad thing, it comes down to personal preference. #artwork #diningroom


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Jeanna Letzring, Owner/Interior Designer



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