Here are expert tips for hanging artwork and mirrors, and learn how you could create a feature wall that will transform a room
It’s amazing how a mirror or two can transform a room. They add an sense of extra depth and help reflect natural light to make a room look both bigger and brighter.
Even if you change nothing else, adding artwork and mirrors can transform boring walls and the entire look of a room.
Choosing the best mirrors and artwork to complement a room is obviously important, but how you plan and place artwork and mirrors on the walls can make all the difference.
“Block & Chisel’s new range of mirrors can be used in combination with locally framed prints to adorn your interior with style,” says Sue McCoubrey from Block & Chisel.
“Versatile in placement and stunning in design, the new framed artwork prints are an eye-catching way to add colour, texture and visual intrigue to a blank wall or muted space. With a wooden frame and a wide selection to choose from, these framed prints will effortlessly elevate any space of your home.”
5 Tips for creating a feature wall with mirrors and art prints
Here are McCoubrey’s expert tips to help you create a feature wall in your home filled with well-chosen artworks and mirrors:
1. Get the right hooks
Choose the hook that’s right for the weight of your frame. Heavier frames will require sturdier hooks, so be sure to have a clear idea of what weight of frame you’re dealing with when you buy your hooks.
2. Level up
Secure the frames properly on the wall by using picture triangles instead of wire. Opt for two picture triangles set on either side of a frame so that it stays level.
Always use a spirit level and lightly mark the right spots on the wall to ensure you set a frame correctly the first time.
3. Spacing counts
Avoid placing your artwork too high on the wall. This is a common mistake that’s borne of the assumption that the higher it goes, the more visible it will be. On the contrary, artwork needn’t be high at all.
Consider the balance in a room first, before setting your artwork on the wall. Always set your frames about five centimetres apart, especially larger ones. For smaller frames, you might go slightly closer, but make sure you keep that spacing quite uniform.
4. Test your layout
Test your frame layout by first laying them out on the floor. This way, you will be able to mix them up to get a good idea of what frames work well together, and how they balance as a whole.
5. Use a spirit level
Once you are satisfied, use a spirit level to get the frames level before adding the nails.