What Do You Have on Your Walls? Here Are Some Tips for Choosing and Hanging Artwork

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Having just the right pieces of artwork in a pleasing configuration can make all the difference to the look and feel of the rooms in your home. But how can you be sure you're picking the "right" artwork to create the ambiance that you desire? These tips and tricks are sure to help you define and design your space in a way that makes it unique.

Envision the Flow of Traffic in Your Home

Will visitors start in a specific room -- such as an entryway -- and then continue through the house? If so, it makes sense to consider the colors and styles of artwork that you're introducing. Perhaps you should look at the artwork you plan to put in the rooms together as opposed to considering them separately to help pull together the energy of your home.

Complementary Colors Create Synergy in Your Home

Blues and purples, oranges and yellows and reds... how do you select the color of artwork that you display on your walls? If you want to create a more positive and upbeat mood, consider the brighter red and orange family of colors as the dominant one in your artwork. To create a more relaxing mood for an outdoor room, an office or bathroom, shades of blue may be a more calming choice.

Pay Attention to Wall Placement

Did you know that interior designers recommend placing artwork at eye level? This helps ensure that you're seeing the full portrait or painting without straining your neck or shifting eye contact from others in the room. These small touches can make a big difference when you're decorating your home!

Want to learn more about interior design and how you can maximize your creativity while creating a space that you and your guests will enjoy? For some inspiration, check out our Landmark Homes design checklist online, available in our Online Design Gallery. Here, you can browse the current selections and options that are offered in any of plans, and start planning the features of your new home today!

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