Dear Readers, you spoke, (or commented) and I listened.
Well, one of you spoke about something that was bugging me about this vignette, and I listened. A while back, while I was sharing with you some of the things I was doing to lighten up the living room, I showed you some change and progress with this vignette.
First here is what it looked like when I had a lot of black accenting my living room: Read More…
Ever have something that you’re good at, but when someone asks you to explain how to do it, you struggle with being able to put it into words?
I’ve struggled with that too, especially several years ago, before I started to decorate for hire. I had natural ability to create but really hadn’t ‘wrapped my mind around’ exactly what it was that made one arrangement or vignette look so much better than the next.
It took me many years of studying, both books, and pictures, plus doing and re-doing many, many arrangements, vignettes and hanging artwork to be able to ‘get it’.
I was constantly asking myself, (yes, out loud sometimes) what did I like or not like about this or that vignette, until I was finally able to put it into words…
So here are a just a couple of tips that on what I’ve learned to make vignettes or arrangements look great.
I have hung, both at ‘Our House’ and for many clients, lots and lots of artwork, from paintings, prints, plates, plaques, metal ware, just about anything you can imagine. And over the years, I’ve figured out by reading, and doing, what makes it look good and why. Here are a few tip I’ve learned about hanging stuff on the walls:
Don’t hang the artwork too high!!!
I read many years ago, that this was the most common mistake people make in decorating, and I believe it. I’ve walked into homes where you have to ‘crank’ your head up to look at the pictures on the wall.
Instead, think about the stuff you’re hanging on the walls as an extension of the stuff below it.
Can you believe it? I haven’t shown you very much of “Our House”, and now I’m already changing it…the “popular” table has once again found a new location. If you recall I had this table in the West bedroom…and that seemed perfect, for the time, but not for this time. Here’s where it used to be: