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Get Your House in Order for the Holidays

It's Time to Banish Blank White Walls!

Artworks make all the difference to how you feel about a room. They transform a space, create a focal point and can be installed in an hour or less!

Whether you've got guests coming and need the place to look its best, or you simply want to sit back and enjoy your own space, now is the time to get your house in order before the holidays arrive.

Compliments of the season, when you join our guestlist and order by Friday November 23rd you'll receive Free Delivery^.

Please take note of the following deadlines for pre-holiday delivery*:

Destination Framed Perspex Artworks Stretched Canvas Artworks Frameless Perspex Artworks
VIC, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS Friday, 23 November 2018 Friday, 23 November 2018 Friday, 30 November 2018
WA, NT, FNQ & Remote Friday, 16 November 2018 Friday, 16 November 2018 Friday, 23 November 2018
International Friday, 16 November 2018 Friday, 16 November 2018 Friday, 23 November 2018

 

Save everyone from another holiday looking at uninspiring, bare white walls, and save yourself the delivery charges.

Join our guestlist to receive this exceptional seasonal discount code now!

^Free Delivery capped at a maximum value of $250. Minimum purchase order value of $500 required. Australian addresses only.

*Signarture is reliant on third party freight providers. Orders received by the dates indicated will be ready for dispatch in time for delivery by 21/12/2018 according their schedules.

Where to Hang Artworks to Best Effect

signarture burrawang perspex artwork

When you've invested time and money in choosing artworks you love, you'll want to ensure that you hang them where they can be positioned to best advantage. Here are our tips to make the most of your investment.

1. Positioning relative to Room Layout

Step into your home and then into each room with fresh and critical eyes. Artworks create dynamic focal points so you want to position them accordingly

  • where they will be seen on first entering your home and in spaces where they'll be admired when entertaining
  • where you will enjoy them most - from your favourite chair, or perhaps whilst you're propped up in bed

2. Positioning relative to Furniture

Think about their positioning in relation to the furnishings in the room. All but the very largest artworks work best anchored to a piece of furniture

  • centred above a table or sofa, rather than centred to the mid point of a wall
  • but over a long, low credenza or shelving, asymmetrically balanced by other elements and objets d'art
  • or along stretches of open wall, again hang well to the left or right of the midpoint

3. Positioning relative to Other Artworks

Don't make the mistake of hanging artworks at different levels - unless of course you're aiming to create a 'rogue's gallery'. And don't make the all too common mistake of hanging them too high.

  • no matter how big or how small, artworks that share the same wall should share the same centre line - the height at which the centre of the work is placed relative to the floor.
  • this is usually between 150 and 160 cm, or 50' and 63" in imperial terminology, depending somewhat on your own height: the idea being that, at a normal viewing distance, your eye gaze is falls naturally on the mid point of the artwork. 

Of course, whilst the above may be rules of thumb, they're not hard and fast and as with every rule, there are the exceptions that break them.

If you have a very large work, anything over 140cm high, you may well want to hang it lower than you might otherwise, so that it keeps a relationship with the floor. And with larger works, architectural features such as the top of doorways / openings often provide a better anchor to align the top edge of  an artwork.

Sometimes it's best left to the professionals. 

In major capital cities across Australia, we can arrange installation by professional fine art installers at the time of ordering your artwork.

Please just get in contact to arrange.

How to Measure Up for the Perfect Size Artwork

sizing up artworks using lo tack tape

One of the benefits of our bespoke approach to creating your artwork is that you get to choose the size and shape that works best for your space.

Given the choice, you might be left wondering which size and shape will actually suit best. Here's a quick and easy way to help you decide using lo-tack masking tape -the type painters use- cheap and readily available from any hardware store.

  1. Cut two strips to the length of the maximum width of artwork you think you might like, and another two to the length of the maximum height. NB: You might want to refer to our standard artwork sizes, but we can create any size you want.
  2. Fix these strips to the wall to outline the position where you will be placing the artwork.
  3. Take a photo straight on that shows the outlined artwork in context, and maybe another from a common approach angle.
  4. Repeat the process with smaller sizes and different shapes as necessary
  5. Compare your photos. Get a second opinion from a friend with eye for these things, or share them with us and we'll give you our professional opinion.

As a rule artworks look best hung with their centre at eye level - or about 150-160cm from the floor -or with their top edge aligned with the top of door frames where these exist on the same wall.

Square and rectangular pieces suit a variety of spaces. Our larger sizes are ideal for open plan spaces, or rooms with really high ceilings where smaller artworks are just dwarfed by the scale.

Our panoramic pieces are a great option for placement above pieces of furniture from beds and sofas to sideboards and console tables. In fact we designed these to sit perfectly behind double, queen or king size beds, 2, 2.5 and 3 seat sofas.

It's a common mistake to buy artworks that are too small for today's open plan spaces - hopefully these tips will save you from that.