Plain walls are boring and simply uninspiring, unless you like the minimalism look. And if you do, I support you!
I personally LOVE art and it makes me happy to acquire new pieces so my walls are full.
When you hang art successfully, your room will totally transform and feel so well-pulled together.
Many people ask me questions about how to hang pictures, paintings and 3D art. If you search for information, some people are very strict to certain tactics but I do believe there aren’t any hard and fast rules. That being said, there are some great guidelines you can use to avoid putting a bunch of holes in walls and avoid anxiety from rising.There are no hard and fast rules when hanging art. Click To Tweet
ART HANGING TIPS
- Hang single art pieces at eye level (56″-60″H). Museum guidelines use 58” a.f.f. (above finished floor).
- Pull your supplies together: hammer, screw driver, nails, hooks, anchors, measuring tape, level, pencil, measuring tape, level
- If you hang multiple frames together, keep the distance between them 2″-6″.
- Stack frames. Vertically, horizontally, diagonally.
- Lay artwork out on the floor to create an idea of placement.
- Trace each frame onto craft paper and cut out.
- Locate the hanger(s) location on the back of the frame and mark on the cutout.
- Use painters tape to tape up the cutouts. Play around with your layout and you’ll save time and frustration before you commit to putting nails and screws into the wall.
- Mix & match mirrors and art.
- Mix & match styles and colors of frames. Modern, wood, traditional. If you want to keep it simple, use the rule of three. Three colors. Three styles. Etc.
- Play with different layouts to make a statement.
- Place the bottom of a frame 4-8” from the top of a casegood or upholstered piece (sofa) to watch headroom.
- Highlight art with picture lighting: hard wire, battery, spot, track.
Picture Lights: Cocoweb
I hope these tips help you learn how to tackle the art of “hanging art”. It’s not hard and you can even make it fun. If you have any great hacks or ideas, please do share in the comments.
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