Tips – How To Decorate with Wall Art

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Artwork is a great way to add interest to a room, but arranging art can be stressful.  Our new stainless steel wall sculpture makes a stunning addition to your home.  There are two pieces nearly 4 feet wide, one featuring a setting coastal sun and the other a glistening, modern sailboat. See pix below.


Above the Sofa
People have a tendency to hang art too high. The center of the image should be at eye level. In living rooms, people are usually sitting, so artwork should be lower. A good way to ensure
you’re placing artwork at the right height is to hang it one hand width above the sofa.

Consider Size
When deciding where to hang images in your home, consider the wall space available and the arrangement of the room. Use small pieces between windows and doors. If small items are in a space too large, the pieces look lost. With larger pieces, allow room for people to step back and admire the work.

Level Arrangement
Hanging multiple pieces around a room can be difficult, especially when walls, doorways, or windows separate the pieces. When hanging multiple pieces around the room, don’t try to make the bottoms or tops of frames level. Level the middles.

The Perfect Arrangement
Save yourself the frustration of hanging, and rehanging, and rehanging a grouping of art.  Instead, trace each piece on kraft paper, label the tracing, and cut it out. If you’re hanging portraits, draw arrows on the paper to indicate which way the subject is looking. Use painter’s tape to try out placements and arrangements without covering your wall with holes.

Metal Wall Art by Mark Malizia
Mark Malizia has practiced three-dimensional metal sculpting for 15 years. A keen observer of nature with a great passion for fishing, Mark is fascinated by the interplay of light, movement and form found in the ocean.  Below are his two newest sculptures. Click on the photos for more information and to order.


Coastal Tranquility Metal Wall Art
Size 43 x 29 x 3.

Sunset Sailboat Stainless Steel Wall Sculpture
Size 45 x 28 x 4.5