Artwork: Three Professional Display Techniques for Your Next Piece


If you’ve been looking to add a new piece of artwork to your walls it’s time to check out our Bolingo artists’ collection. Their prints created by Bolingo are instant conversation starters. The pieces feature bold colours and deconstructed portraits which add depth and personality to any room.

Whether you’re looking to feature Harry Odunze’s work on its own or add it to a current collection, let us show you three ways to show off your new artwork, along with a few tips and tricks for hanging.

The Main Actor

The Bolingo prints, measuring 70 x 100 cm (28 x 40), are significant enough to be the only prominent piece of art on your walls. It may be hung just about anywhere, including on a blank side wall, above your couch, in your dining area, etc. On a wall, a single piece of art makes a powerful statement.

Hanging Tips

  • Hang pieces of art at eye level: The majority of people have the propensity to hang art too high. Pieces should generally hang at eye level, with the centre of the sculpture being around 60 inches off the ground.
  • Think about your furniture: It should be 4-6 inches above the piece of furniture if you are hanging art above it. If a piece of art is going above a sofa or console, it should be around two-thirds the width of the piece of furniture.

Designer tip: To fully highlight your artwork, add a picture light above it. Any piece of artwork is immediately elevated by this technique

The Art of the Gallery Wall

A gallery wall can convey a special narrative. Personal photographs, travel-related prints, or simply a combination of your favourite artists and interesting finds might be displayed there. The fun part is that you may start small and gradually expand your collection based on the size of your wall. Although a gallery wall need not be symmetrical, it should have some appearance of balance. Mix in a few smaller pieces above to counterbalance the large wall art pairs at the bottom.

Hanging Tips

Place large, medium, and tiny pieces 2-3 inches apart, and 1.5–2.5 inches apart. To avoid drilling too many holes in the wall, plan the frames on the wall using painter’s tape after tracing them on paper. You will be able to see the pieces on your wall more clearly in this way.

Hang your lowest frame 7 to 10 inches above the top of your furniture if you intend to hang a gallery wall behind a piece of furniture.

Lean Wid It

Not all pieces of art require you to make holes in your walls. Artwork can be put on a shelf, a counter, or even the floor for a modern appearance. Layering items on a picture rail gives you the flexibility to be creative with your display because you can move the items around with ease. Layering pieces of art give your room more depth and complexity, and you may add keepsakes to your display to make it even more unique.

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