The Salon style is the loosest form and is derived from 19th century Paris salons where art was hung floor to ceiling, (before there were big screen televisions). Don’t be afraid to cover the wall. This is your chance to get creative and let the art sing. If done properly, the grouping can have a lyrical feel as your eye moves from one piece to the next.
With the Salon style it is okay to be completely eclectic or pick a theme or color for a more calming effect.
Hanging is best done by planning ahead by laying out your pieces on the floor to create an arrangement. Take a picture of the arrangement with a phone or camera before you start putting them on the wall. Be sure to measure your wall space beforehand to check that the art will fit.
|Salon style with objects|
Grid patterns are made up of equal sized artworks like this collection of map lithographs. Hanging requires careful measuring and patience. For tips about measuring and hanging art go to our How-to-hang-art page for instructions and a video.