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As we are all spending more time at home, we wanted to put together a selection of great works along with helpful display tips to help you make the most of your space.
ANY ADVICE ON HOW TO HANG PRINTS?
As a general rule, hanging art on a centre line of 58 to 60 inches works well. When stacking or clustering works, consider the total height, including the space you envision between the frames, and find the centre of this figure. Of course, there are adjustments to be made to accommodate furniture and whatever architectural details the spaces might have.
WHAT ABOUT SUNLIGHT?
You wouldn’t want to put prints or photographs in areas that are flooded with direct sunlight as they can fade easily. We always recommend framing with museum glass with a minimum UV filtration of 70% to protect works from damage.
Takashi Murakami's vibrant prints are full of life and add a touch of energy and fun to a space.
HOW SHOULD ARTWORKS BE FRAMED?
It's your preference but we like simple frames which complement and don't distract. With works on paper, it can be effective to float the whole sheet if you can rather than using an overmat. And make sure that there is a little space between the glazing and the surface of the artwork. Let the art breathe in its frame.
Damien Hirst's 'spot' works are classics that look beautiful framed. Matching the colour of the paper to the frame, in this case white on white, gives a classy and subtle nature to the framing. Also several members of the team at Lougher choose natural wood finishes to complement the prints.
CAN I DO THIS ON A BUDGET?
Yes! Editions are much more affordably priced than unique works of art by the same artist and look stunning framed. Often float mounting is a popular choice and can really make a print pop.
Dependent on location and specifications, top standard framing (of regular-sized editions) can cost between 300-500 GBP.
WHERE SHOULD I DISPLAY MY ARTWORK?
A sure way to inject personality into a space is to create a gallery wall of carefully collected prints and editions. For a truly Instagram-worthy display, we would suggest laying artworks on the floor to find a composition that feels balanced and connected before hanging them up.
Please note all the opinions above are those of the Gallery and prior to hanging or working with an artwork please contact a professional framer, curator or installer to ensure all this works for you, your artwork and your home or space.
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If you love to rearrange your collection of artworks, picture shelves are a great solution. Print ledges can be purchased that have a special groove to keep prints at the perfect angle.
ONE STEP AHEAD
The wall space alongside a staircase is often forgotten, and it’s a great space for displaying prints. Staggering frames in a gentle incline will provide maximum effect, and you can break up any similar works with quirky curios, wall hangings, ceramics or trailing plants.
STACK 'EM UP
So as not to damage walls covered in delicate wallpaper or panelling, or for those living in rented accommodation, leaning pictures against walls or atop cabinets is a great option. We suggest using a sturdy frame to avoid any warping, and prints can be rearranged whenever a room needs refreshing.