1. Scale - Choose artwork large enough to read from standing or sitting position
The size of a piece of art in comparison to the space and objects around it usually determines successful placement. This painting fits the bill perfectly.
| Large scale images work best|
The photo on the right works better than the the art to the left of it because the image is tiny.
Perfect scale and beautiful work that can still be seen and read while sitting or from other areas of the room.
|Bold form and simple composition|
2. Layering: Don't cover major parts of an artwork
|Do you want to remove anything here?|
There are so many things about this vignette I love, but I want to see all of the artwork and part is hidden by the table and books. Even removing the books would help things considerably. Love the candlesticks and the table, both really work with the artwork.
|Successful layering where each image is clearly seen.|
3. Colour scheme: Restrict colour combinations in leaning gallery display
|Limited colour scheme provides cohesion|
4. Image: Choose the right image for the space
I think the work that layers best in a vignette has bold form and colour. It can compete with the other objects for your viewing attention.
Now it's your turn. What do you think of this arrangement?