EASEL Blog: Salon Hang

Grouping paintings together dates all the way back to the 17th century, but you’ve probably seen an eclectic mix of paintings adorning the walls of a bar or restaurant as it remains a contemporary way to display artwork. So how do you achieve the Salon Hang look at home? Here are some tips and inspiration to get you started.

Even if it isn’t obvious, groupings often have something in common, so unleash your inner curator…..

  • Use similar frames to pull together different artworks
  • Select a colour that features in all the artwork to compliment your interior
  • Group by theme but mix media. So cityscape – paintings, photography, drawings or maps together
  • Go monochrome, contrast with a strong wall colour for a bold look
  • Old & new – don’t be afraid to mix art work you already own with new pieces to refresh your interiors
  • Break all the rules! Mix up frames, colours, media and theme.
  • Adorn your walls with what you love and you will never go wrong.
  • Go monochrome or select a colour that features in all the artwork to compliment your interior

Just some ideas

Monochrome Salon Hang
Create a dramatic display by using uniform sized artwork, hang evenly spaced to create a window like effect

Uniform look Salon Hang
For an eclectic look, hang in an ad-hoc way with different spacing between pieces to ensure your art doesn’t line up

Eclectic Salon Hang
Find the perfect pieces to create your own Salon Hang