How to Decorate Your Walls with Portraits

July 10, 2020



When you own or rent a home, you want to make it your own. If you don’t add your own personal touch to your home, it can feel a little like you are living in a hotel and the space isn’t really yours. One of the best ways to add some personality to a home is to add some art. Art can show off your unique tastes and style, as well as your interests.


While this art and decor can be added anywhere, One of the best ways to add some personality to a home is to add some modern framed art on your wall that match your style and budget. If every wall in your home is barren it simply doesn’t look very good and can take away from the overall aesthetic. However, it is also a bad idea to randomly throw up some artwork without thinking.


With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at some general tips when it comes to how to decorate your walls with pictures and portraits.


Choose the Right Portrait


First of all, you need to choose the right portrait. There are thousands of different options out there, and choosing the right one isn’t always easy. But it is important. It should be the right size for the space, feature colors that work well in the room and have a concept that fits the room, but also your own unique style. If it clashes with the room, it should be avoided.


You can search online for these portraits, head to local stores or even create it yourself if you are artistically inclined. If you really want to make your space unique and wow everyone who visits, consider getting a custom-made portrait done. There are services that can take a photo of almost anything such as portraits, pets, landscapes, and turn them into a beautiful hand-crafted painting. The right portrait on your wall can make all the difference, so take some time to find something you love.


Position Them in the Right Place



Once the right portrait or portraits have been chosen, you need to spend some time choosing the right place for it to go. Portraits should be hung up with balance in mind, and be hung in a position that isn’t too high or too low. Generally, hanging them at eye level around 65 inches from the floor is a good idea.


Of course, eye level isn’t the same for everyone. So there are also other helpful tips for how high to hang portraits and other types of art for the best results. Also, if you have more than one piece on a wall, be sure to have enough space in between them, and keep things as in-proportion as possible. In addition to choosing the right place on the wall, you also need to choose which wall they would work the best on. Adding more art to an already-busy wall doesn’t make as much sense as adding a portrait to a barren wall.


Arrange Them Ahead of Time


While you might be in a hurry to get your art up on the wall, you need to be sure to arrange the portrait in a way that looks good. This is especially important if you have multiple portraits or pieces of art going up. If you don’t lay them all side by side and move them around a bit, you would never know how they look together. This can be done on a floor, table or anything else you can find.


While fixing nail holes is possible, we’re sure that you’d much rather save the time and measure it all out before actually nailing the art to the wall. By arranging ahead of time, you can be sure there is no regret when it comes to the placements of the art. Also, if you rent your space, be sure to ask your landlord if using nails is okay or if a different solution is preferred.


In conclusion, we hope this article has been able to help you successfully and correctly decorate your walls with portraits.


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