You’ve read our advice on how to physically hang your newly bought art, but how do you decide where on the walls to put it? Pinterest boards, Instagram feeds and swish magazines are always flaunting photos of beautiful rooms, from perfectly placed furniture, ingenious storage ideas and of course, art on the walls that has clearly been displayed by a pro. But when it comes to dressing your own home, how is it that something seemingly so simple is surprisingly hard to re-create? It all comes down to negative space.
When talked about in terms of art and design, negative space is generally referring to white or empty space on paper or canvas that is not taken up by a subject. When translated to interiors, this is the empty space in a room, whether on a wall or elsewhere. When dressing a room, interior designers will often focus more on where they would like to keep or arrange the negative space, rather than where to hang art or place furniture and this is the beginnings of creating gallery-worthy walls in your own home.