Some more ways to Display Art
Objects work best together when they share a trait. This collection features vases in both glass and pottery, all in gourd shapes.
The same goes for this display of veined stone -- the tabletop, lamp base, and figurine -- and wood pieces, grouped into like sets. The frame on the wall shares traits of both.
Just about everything benefits from being hung in multiples. Witness these fish-eye mirrors and soft botanical prints: both would have had less impact hung solo.
Keep It Close
Furnishings and wall hangings can often feel like exactly that: a group of furnishings with a group of wall hangings floating above it. To make everything cohere, this mirror and botanical prints were hung close together and low to the dresser.
Think Inside the Block
It's a good idea to think in terms of groups or blocks of art. Be creative -- mix prints, paintings, and drawings with plates or brackets or photographs. As you consider your grouping, take inspiration from the frames. The width of the frames can dictate the spacing between pieces. In general, you should hang larger pieces over smaller ones, unless the frame of the smaller piece is heavier. If you have several pieces from the same artist, try blocks of four, six, nine, etc., so they can be viewed as a single entity, as shown here. "Hang work from different artists in a less strict manner to emphasize each piece's uniqueness.