Other areas that are often overlooked for art placement are the stairways and hallways. In both cases, study the views you have of these spaces. Many stairwells are long, narrow spaces. If possible, it is advised to place artwork on the wall facing at the beginning of the stairwell…make this your best pieces to draw one in visually. Make collections or groupings versus the old style of family portraits evenly spaced and staggering up the wall…it has been done for centuries. It is boring and rote, therefore, no one notices what was on the wall. Make it fun!
Bathrooms and Kitchens also get overlooked for art work. As I have pictured below, a portrait was hung in this all white bathroom. You notice it, it has power. Do the same, put good art work in your bathroom flanking your mirror. Use interesting bowls, teacarts, boxes to store your perfume bottles in a grouping, your soaps and sponges are together yet handy for use. Clean off your counter entirely. Put your toothbrushes and personal items in drawers, cabinets, etc. Clean it up and let the art shine. I actually have a framed painting hanging by delicate chain in front of the window in my bathroom. It acts as the main art elements, but also gives me the needed privacy and allows natural light about to flow in to illuminate the space. I love it. Your kitchen can incorporate a large chalkboard, a grouping of cool trivets that can be lifted off to use, a collection of gorgeous plates, platters, bowls. It can just have gorgeous colorful market photos; enlarged and stretched! Be creative and go wild. This is the area that should be over the top! Nothing is off limits and the wilder, the better. Make it memorable, interesting and YOU! Make it happen…TODAY!