What Are The 3 Most Common Ways To Display Sculptures?

One of the most rewarding elements of owning art is displaying it so that other people can appreciate them. But many pieces, like sculptures, are difficult to display in a way where everyone will get an equal perspective on its beauty and intricacies. The following tips for displaying your sculpture might seem challenging at first glance but with these pointers, you’ll be presenting statues masterfully in no time!

First things first. Start by getting acquainted with what type of space their current or desired location has available to install this sculptural piece into – Is there enough room on the floor? Is it a table that’s just waiting to be filled with your artistry? Would you prefer something more dramatic, like hanging them from the ceiling where they can really shine and make an impression on any onlookers.

Use Tables

Add artwork to your home’s accent tables, whether it frames on the walls or sculptures in a corner. This will convey an inviting atmosphere while also letting guests know about any interests you have.

If space allows for this scenario, display sculptures on some type of table – whether it’s in a dining area or living room is up to you! One suggestion we would give is not to use glass because it prevents viewers from having access to all sides of the sculpture. Another option could be placing objects (books, candles) around as “props” so that people have ways to interact with your piece when gazing at it too long gets tiring.

Creating a focal point is as easy as putting your biggest artwork at the back of your console or side table. For an even better result, place it on top to create a feeling of color and depth for all those who view you from behind. Then stack tiny art pieces in front and next to the big piece so that it’s not too overwhelming when viewed up close but still catches people’s eyes from far away. Doing this kind of display creates the following:

  • Turn any space in your home into a gallery
  • Create the most stunning, awe-inspiring centerpiece to any home
  • Arrange sculptures so the viewer’s eye is drawn in and never released
  • The freedom to design objects around your artwork for interaction

Hang them from the Ceiling

Hanging art from the ceiling can give a unique exhibition and dramatic touch to your home’s decor. While it is slightly more complex than putting up a typical wall hanging, it still takes minimal effort for you to create professional-looking results with no problem at all! Different types of fasteners may be necessary depending on what type of look you want or how heavy and large the object will be that needs hanging. Hanging sculptures helps give your home the following:

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  • Dramatic look
  • Minimal effort to create professional-looking results
  • Allows you to display more artwork in a limited amount of space
  • Makes for great conversation

Place them on the Floor

How many times have you been frustrated with the lack of space to hang all your artwork? It happens a lot. But what if there’s nowhere left for them on walls or shelves and they’re taking up too much room in their boxes? Don’t worry! There are still plenty of ways that these beautiful pieces can be displayed throughout your home decorating scheme without being hung traditionally from the wall. 

One example is leaning artworks against one another on the floor as opposed to hanging them individually onto nails or screws like traditional frames would do to support themselves when standing upright off-ground level flooring surfaces rather than just lying flat on top (which may look unorganized). Letting an entire row lean together will create more visual emphasis whereas separating each sculpture from the other will create a more unique look. Sculptures on the floor are unique because it is a way to:

  • Put artworks on the floor in a creative display
  • Find unique ways to decorate with these pieces that you can lean around or stand up
  • Display your artwork in a different way and bring them to life
  • Save time by not having to waste it on hanging too many pieces on the wall

One of the most rewarding elements of owning art is displaying it so that other people can appreciate them. But many pieces, like sculptures, are difficult to display in a way where everyone will get an equal perspective on its beauty and intricacies. These tips for displaying your sculpture might seem challenging at first glance but with these pointers, you’ll be presenting statues masterfully in no time! Contact us if you need help figuring out how to best showcase your statue or would just like some more information about our design process and services. We’re always happy to answer any questions!

Are You Looking for Contemporary Art to Complement Your Home?

The Marshall Gallery, located in Scottsdale’s Historic Arts District, has been the center of contemporary art since its founding in 1998. Boasting a collection of paintings, sculptures, and exquisite glass pieces, the gallery hosts several exhibitions each year plus a biennial glass invitational that attracts top-notch talent. Here you will find exceptional art presented in an open and relaxed gallery space, which is perfect for browsing the ever-changing collection. Explore on your own, or allow our expert art consultants to offer complimentary assistance to find the perfect addition to your own collection. Looking for the perfect piece of art to complement your home’s decor? Visit us in person or browse our online art store!