I am frequently asked "Do you ever go to people's homes to hang artwork?" To which I respond with an enthusiastic- YES! I find that there are three barriers: asking, cost and quality of my skills.
The second hurdle is always cost. Will the cost be to bring in someone with the important sounding title of Art Consultant be expensive? If a consultant is good (and worth their fees) they should be able to see and fix problems quickly. So the hourly rate may seem high but the final bill will be reasonable. I have often waived my fees for people who are purchasing art from my gallery. It is a value add to the transaction.
I see many of the same problems in each of the homes I have been in. A recurring one is that buyers tend to buy lots of small works. It may be a combination of being intimidated by the price and the bigness. A variety of scale in art will add another dimension of visual interest. It will also keep a collection from feeling to choppy- think how inadequate a luncheon-size china set would look on a big formal table. Same idea. One way to overcome your fear of big is to take home large works on approval to see how they work in a space.
For more tips on hanging art work you can read my post on hanging here.
middle two photos are courtesy of All In the Details Interior Design.