So you’ve searched high and low, scouring art galleries and flea markets, to find the artworks that express your personality. But how can you get the best out of your favourite pieces? We got together with Hubert Zandberg – founder of Hubert Zandberg Interiors and our new designer-at-large – to talk about how to hang art in your home.
Mix it up
I think anything can be art. Most of the time I try not to be too precious about art and I love mixing high and low styles. It’s important to make sure the energy is right around the work. The more eclectic the artworks, the more successful. Nothing is more exciting than mixing ‘proper’ art with kids art and your own photography. It’s almost like a game.
People often hang pictures way too high. When in doubt – hang them lower! You should never be scared of hanging your artworks low, I sometimes hang right down to the skirting.
Keep it fresh
Sometimes you buy a work and five years later, it looks dated, so what do you do? You hang it in a different way. Put it in a collage in a salon hanging. It’s not the main player anymore but it still communicates something. In that sense, it’s one of the best reasons to revamp your house. Rehang the pictures, reframe them, and rearrange them. Suddenly it has a different message.
All images supplied by Hubert Zandberg Interiors