Just because there’s a wintry chill outside doesn’t mean your home décor has to follow suit. The beginning of the year is a time that many home owners decide their home needs a fresh look.
By simply placing some art prints or metal wall sculptures on your walls, they can actually make quite an impact. Wall art is a necessary accessory in your home and is great to tie in with the room’s style and colour accent. In order to get the maximum effect in terms of adding character and focal point to the room, you need to decide where and how you want to hang them.
Below are some suggestions to help you decide how to get the best effects from your pictures:-
Modern Gallery Look: To create a modern art gallery feel, particularly nice in hallways, lobbies and stairwells, give each piece ample breathing room. Stand at the center of the first piece and take one swift, or two small steps along the wall. This is a good center for the next piece.
Above a Sofa: When placing artwork above furniture such as a sofa, you need to hang the picture about six to nine inches above the sofa, or at eye level depending on the size.
Cluster Arrangements: Tightly group an even number of pictures together to give a statement or a focal point. This works on either large or small wall spaces, depending on the look you want.
In a row: By placing an odd number of pictures in a horizontal line to each other gives balance and the sense of space. This works particularly well in hallways or stairwells.
By deciding where and how to hang your pictures, whether it be a tight cluster or a single print above a sofa, you can then determine the size and shape of the pictures you need to buy. You can even mix and match different styles to create a unique style of your own. For example if living in an older style building but have a more modern decor, you can simply have modern artwork framed in older style frames or even have an elaborate decorative mirror as the focal point above your sofa or fireplace.
If you’re looking for new artwork, now is the perfect time to look at buying, our sale is now on with discounts of up to 50% and many top artists with 20% off including Doug Hyde, Neil Dawson, Artisan House and Henderson Cisz as well as 10% off originals. Don’t miss out, sale ends 31st January and we deliver our wall decor uk and worldwide.
It is with great sadness that we announce the tragic death of one of the country’s greatest contemporary artists – Govinder Nazran. Govinder died on Tuesday 30th December after an accident on Christmas Day which left him with severe head injuries.
Govinders art training began in Bradford in the North of England, where he studied Graphic Design from 1980-1983. After that he then went on to study for a Higher Diploma in Graphic Design, specialising in illustration, at Lincoln Art College.
After completing all his formal training he decided to move to London, approaching all of the major city publishers with his portfolio. It was there that he worked on illustrations for children’s books, and after 6 months moved to Cambridge where and continued working as a freelance illustrator.
Upon moving back to his home town of Saltaire in West Yorkshire, Govinder took up the position of designer for a greetings card company, which involved all aspects of product design and development. Following that he became a photographic art director, directing fashion shoots all over the world. He did this for the next year or so until 1993, when he decided to swap his hectic photographic job and lifestyle, for a quieter life back in Saltaire. He spent the next five years here in the UK, working freelance on card designs with major publishing companies.
It wasn’t until 1999 that he decided to enter the fine art market and approached Washington Green with his portfolio. Since joining them they have published over 40 of his designs and many into sculptures.
2009 would have been the tenth anniversary of Washington Green working with Govinder, a decade of the most amazing and creative art from one of the most talented, gentle and innovative artists they have ever had the pleasure of working with.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
‘It is often the brightest star that burns for the shortest time’.
As a mark of respect, we have withdrawn all Govinder artwork from sale until further notice.