Tips for Using Lighting on Your Framed Artwork at Home

You’ve probably been to art galleries or museums where lighting is used to illuminate artwork and make each piece look just that little bit more special. This lighting technique is called ‘gallery lighting’ and is used to illuminate and accentuate your artwork. It’s a fun and creative way to add that ‘wow’ factor to pieces you have either purchased or worked hard to create! Here are some tips to help you get it right in your home.

Select the right space

Gallery lighting doesn’t work in just any old room of the home, you need to be selective about the space it’s displayed and the position of the artwork on the wall. Think about the fact that the lighting may be distracting in certain areas such as the lounge room or office where the light may reflect off TV and computer screens. Consider choosing a space where lots of people can see it, but where it won’t interfere with your daily life such as an entry way, hallway or dining room.

Choose the right light

There are many different types of lights to choose from and it’s important to be selective about which ones you use as they may affect the quality of your artwork over time. UV lights for example,are notorious for fading pictures and images.

Pick the right frame

When you’re working with light, not all frames are going to work so make sure you choose a frame that accentuates the lighting but doesn’t reflect the light to impractical places around the room. Light shining directly on your artwork may change the look of it, so keep that in mind when picking a frame.

The experts at Frameworks Custom Picture Framing are always happy to help you choose the right frame. Visit our Sydney CBD location today.