We stumbled upon Greg Constantine’s Poetic License series on Pinterest. A particular favorite of ours is his “Art Doesn’t Have 2 Match the Couch” composition.
It got us thinking. Does art have to match the sofa? We turned to our home guru, Apartment Therapy, for the answer. They address the issue head on with their article Art Above The Sofa. Here is what they had to say:
“There are so many different ways to hang art in your home. If there’s a blank area above the sofa in your living room — you’re looking at several different options to occupying that space. There’s no one definite way that this needs to be dealt with and that’s what makes deciding how to hang artwork so much fun.
Some choose to make a huge statement by hanging one large piece of artwork. It’s where the eye immediately goes upon entering the room and if you love the piece that much, this is an excellent option. It’s an even better option if the piece serves as a pop of color as one of the bits of interest.
If you don’t have just one large piece, hanging artwork and photos gallery style is an extremely popular option. This is really successful for those who own a lot of artwork and can’t just choose one item to hang on its own. Group unlikely photos and prints together and you’ll be surprised that they will actually work together!Lay out the framed pieces on the floor first before hanging, that way you can map out a shape before committing to holes in the wall.”
So, not only does art not have to match the couch, but it doesn’t have to match your entire interior aesthetic! Still, if you want to match it, go ahead. The beauty of hanging art is that it is completely, one hundred percent, up to YOU!