We had already discussed three factors that count for the perfect painting set up in your living room: Style & Theme, Colours and Framing. The second part series of the blog will cover three more factors that will influence the way you select a painting for your living room:

Space Optimization

Choosing a painting with the right size can be a tad tricky: if you are look to optimize the living room space properly, make sure that the painting goes well with the size of the wall. It is important to deicide at which wall of the living room the painting will fit right. Take a look around your living room and measure the space before you buy any painting. The last thing you’d need is an oversized painting in a living room that is relatively small in size. And also a single wall that is overly cramped with far too many paintings may look messy. If there is a vertical wall having narrow space somewhere at the entry of the living room, fill the space with a slender and vertical painting. In case of a stretched horizontal wall, fill the space with a single horizontal painting or multiple paintings separated by spatial distance.

Visual Balance

The next important thing in the list is to give the right visual balance to your living room. If your living room falls short of visual balance, it may appear like night and day to the viewers. The painting, as a wall decor, should strike the right balance and sync well to upkeep the visual balance and presentation of the room. A painting that has recurrent colours with the upholstery and the wall of the living room will lend a more visually harmonious look to the room. Where you place the painting is also important too. Another recommended way is to place a large size painting on one wall as it will serve as a focal point to the living room, around which other furnishings can come in.

Interior Lighting

Make sure the interior lightning of the living room is re-arranged in such a way that all the paintings are illuminated to grab attention. You can also add new lighting spots to accentuate the illumination effects. There are a few considerations that should be factored in before changing the living room’s interior lightning to direct focus on the painting. If it is an oil painting don’t pick intense spotlight as it will create unwelcoming dark shadows. A broader lightning does wonders in illuminating an oil painting. Also watch out for reflection and glare as it may cause problems while you’re trying to light a painting. The best solution is to go for a non-reflecting glass frame, ensuring that you do not place the painting directly facing a large wide window from where bright sunlight comes in and positioning the interior lights suitably.