HANGING ARTWORK

Finding the right art for your space can be hard, but hanging art correctly can be even more difficult.  Here are the foolproof tips for hanging art that never fail us, so that you never have to second guess the placement again.

1. Hang single artwork pieces at eye level

We find it’s best to hang single artwork at eye level, and 60 to 66 inches from center to the floor is the magic range, depending on ceiling height.

If you’re hanging your art above furniture, it can be 4-6 inches above the piece.  If the art is going above a sofa or console, the piece should be approximately 2/3 width of the furniture.

As a general rule of thumb, always consider the scale of your space when hanging art.

2. Treat two pieces as one

When hanging two art pieces, treat them as one and still hang them 60 – 66 inches from the floor to the center of the grouping.

This rule also applies to groups of three and four. Make sure they are spaced only a few inches apart, so they look together and not disconnected.

 

 

3. Hang Gallery Walls with cohesive spacing

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 mixed frames for an eclectic look. We usually hang large and medium pieces 2-3 inches apart, and smaller pieces 1.5-2.5 inches apart.

 

 

Art hung the wrong way on a wall is like a character in a movie wearing a really bad wig. It’s just kinda hard NOT to see it, and you wish so bad you could just rip it off, knowing that everything would be so much better without it. It doesn’t ruin your experience, but it’s just terribly distracting.

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