By Lee Dobbins
Vintage hankies can make interesting wall décor! These
treasures of yesteryear are beautifully made with lace and
stamped patterns. Have them framed in vintage style frames for
a striking effect. Frame them either folded in a corner or
fully extended depending on the pattern. Hanging them on your
walls can be easy if you follow the tips below.
You can use flea market finds or hankies that belonged to your
grandmother, but either way you’ll need to set them up in a
nice frame. Once you have done that, pick a spot that needs
decorating and hang up your new artwork.
Stand back and take a good look. Does it look great or is
something just not right about it?
There are a few common errors that are made while hanging and
arranging items on a wall. These errors look awkward to the
eye, but you cannot put a finger on exactly what is wrong or
how to fix it. Use the guidelines below when arranging hankies
on a wall:
Hanging Large Pieces:
Hankies in large frames can be the focus of your décor so you
must make sure you hang them in a spot that is appropriate for
the size and focus. Where is the best spot to hang large
Try over the bed if you don’t have a headboard, behind the
couch, over a fireplace or on a feature wall. A feature wall
where the placement of furniture or the layout of the home
naturally guides the eye to a wall - a great place to feature
Hanging Small Pieces:
Grouping smaller pieces can add interest and keep them from
getting “lost”. Using similar or matching frames and matting
make this look more pleasing. If you don’t have a group, a
smaller piece should be hung low and close to the furniture.
Hanging Pieces In Groups:
The key to grouping pieces together is to space them properly.
Space them about 3” away from each other. Try positioning them
on the floor or a table to get a pleasing arrangement before
placing the nails and measure carefully before making any
Framed hankies should be hung with the center of the hanky at
eye level. That means the center should be about 60 to 66
inches from the floor. If you've visited a gallery you will
that the frames are not lined up by their top or bottom edges
but that the pictures are all centered at the same height.
If your hanky will be viewed from a sitting position – like
from a chair or chaise, you should hang at the eye level of
Anything hung behind the couch should be placed no more than 8
or 10 inches above the back of the couch.
These easy tips will have you creating a unique and
designer look with vintage hankies in no time!
About The Author: Lee Dobbins write for
www.bedroom-designs-and-decorations.com/ where you can
find out more about decorating your bedroom in their article