How To Hang Art Correctly
Art makes a house a home. Finding the right art for your space can be challenging, but hanging art correctly can be even more difficult. Hanging artwork incorrectly at the wrong height is the #1 most common design mistake we see. As a general rule of thumb, always consider the scale of your space when hanging art. We usually prefer to use large artwork and frames rather than smaller ones. It’s much easier to fill in areas when you have less space to fill.
Here are the foolproof tips for hanging art that never fails:
Hang single artwork pieces at eye level. 60″ from the center to the floor is the magic number. If you’re hanging your art above furniture, it can be 6″-8″ above the piece. If the art is going above a sofa or console, the work should be approximately 2/3 width of the furniture.
When hanging two art pieces, treat them as one and still hang them 60″ from the floor to the center of the grouping. This rule also applies to groups of three and four. Make sure to space the art only a few inches apart so they look together and not disconnected.
Tip # 3
When designing a grid gallery wall, we use prints and photos with a similar theme and consistent frames. They could be black and white photos, botanicals, sketches, etc. Or we go with completely different pieces in mixer frames for an eclectic look. We usually hang large and medium pieces 2-4″ apart and smaller pieces 1.5-2.5″ apart. You can trace the frame on paper and use painter’s tape to create a layout on the wall before you have to put holes in the wall.
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