Art can pull the room together, though the right way to show it seems elusive. We hope that the artwork we show is not like accessories for furniture. We want it to reflect our tastes and our deeper selves. So finding the right piece - and the right place for it - is a challenge. Our goal is to find out what works mean to you, rather than simply choosing the decoration to fill the wall space.
Determine how much space is available and search for blocks of the right size. A rule of thumb is to let art fill two-thirds to three-quarters of the walls. Size matters -- the bigger the impact, the better for contemporary art.
When hanging artwork above a sofa or other furniture (such as a bookcase), keep the bottom edge of the frame 6 to 12 inches above the furniture.
Large pieces of art can be more expensive. If you haven't made such an investment, please create a gallery wall of smaller artworks that combine together to replace a chunk.
Another rule of thumb for hanging art is to keep it at eye level. You need to consider whether you often stand or sit in space, and then select your eye height accordingly.
Try using artwork as a palette throughout the whole room.