|Hanging Artwork with Horizontal or Vertical Lines|
The use of line is sometimes overlooked by home decorators, yet proper use of line can set the mood in a room.
Horizontal lines tend to elongate, widen, and emphasize a casual decorating scheme.
Vertical lines however, tend to be more formal, add to the illusion of height, and can seem more elegant and refined.
Strong horizontal lines in artwork, or in the way artwork is framed or hung, tend to be calming and can give the illusion of width in a narrow room.
Strong vertical lines -- in a picture, in a frame, or in the arrangement on the wall -- add to the feeling of height in a room. The arrangement shown here is made even more dramatic by hanging the prints one above the other, furthering the sense of height.