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Create an Art Gallery out of Your Home

Have you always wanted some type of art gallery display in your home? Perhaps you think you don't have the room for it or there is no perfect place where you can put it. The truth is that you can turn just about any space into something that looks like an art gallery, as long as you have some art and decent art-hanging hardware. This is not the kind of thing you are going to put together with simple picture-hanging materials like a trim nail.

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Choose Your Location

Take a look around your home. Do you have a small hallway, foyer, or nook that could use a little sprucing up? Don't worry about the lighting for this display, because you can always get a gallery hanging system that includes lights that draw the focus and shadows exactly where you want them to be. Do keep in mind that natural lighting can damage some types of art, so you may want to avoid areas with large windows or skylights. Aside from that, it's easier to focus gallery lighting than natural lighting.

Select a Focal Point

If you are creating your art gallery in a hallway, the main piece is normally going to be placed at the end of the hallway. This piece will invite the visitors to the area, but along the way they can enjoy all the other pieces you have on display. This is also a great place to put soft lighting that highlights the piece, but which also provides lighting to see where you are going in the hallway so you don't have to rely on common overhead lights.

Mix and Match

If you have sculptures and other three dimensional pieces, don't be afraid to put them on display near related two dimensional pieces. For example, if you have a landscape painting as your main focal point, you might want to place this part of your gallery display above a small table that holds a natural sculpture or elements from the area where the painting was done.

Stagger Elements

If you decide to put all of your art on the same level, it may be a good idea to do it in such a way as to build up to an end theme. Otherwise, it may be so streamlined that some of your glorious pieces will go unnoticed. Try combining different hanging levels or different mediums so that the overall effect is one of depth and creativity.

Ensure Stability

Because of the framing and other elements, many pieces of art require specialized art hanging hardware. Be sure that your items are secured correctly so that they can be enjoyed for years to come. Use quality art hanging hardware rather than the cheap items you use to hang your photos.

Rather than seeing some of the smaller parts of your home as wasted space, you can turn these into the ultimate areas for the art pieces that you love so much. Creating your own art gallery is just another way to express your creativity.

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