Try This Unusual Styling Trick at Home: Off-Centering Your Art
People who know me know that I like quirky little details. Ultimately, I think that’s how real living is. It is the water rings on your table top. It’s the mismatched dishes in your cupboards. It is not the perfectly placed, choreographed shots on Instagram. It’s the asymmetrical aspects of our lives.
It sounds completely counter-intuitive, not centering the artwork? We are taught to line things up and make perfect, even spaces in between each artwork arrangement and creating the perfect Martha Stewart gallery wall. There are more than one ways to display art, and asymmetry can be a great technique in creating balance and beauty in the room.
I love this surprising placement of the art next to the window ledge.
Art doesn’t have to come in frames either. An everyday object, like the cutting board, can be used for display. I love this sweet vignette in the corner of this kitchen. The muted wood finish juxtaposes the black and white geometric tiles.
When I am staging, I like to incorporate this trick as well to make the home feel more live-in and stylized, like this project below that I had done.