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When displaying art, make sure you take a focused approach. If you were to place pictures, paintings, or posters on all four walls, they will lack visual clarity. It is far better to group smaller pieces in a grid on one wall, which will serve to create a focal point. Similarly framed, smaller works of art can be grouped in a grid of four. To maintain visual unity, use identical mats and frames. Bear in mind that structured grids are more appropriate for formal decors, and random collage-like groupings are more casual. Finally, take the scale of your furnishings into consideration when deciding on placement.


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