HOW TO HANG ART CORRECTLY - 3 SIMPLE TIPS
Updated: Jan 28
Finding the right art for your space is hard, but hanging art correctly can be even more difficult.
In fact, hanging artwork incorrectly at the wrong height is the #1 most common design mistake we see.
Luckily, after years of hanging art, we've come up with three simple tips for how to hang art correctly so that you never have to second guess the placement again!
Here are the foolproof tips for hanging art that never fail us:
TIP #1 HANG SINGLE ARTWORK AT EYE LEVEL
We find it's best to hang single artwork at eye level, and 150cm from centre to the floor is the magic number.
If you're hanging your art above furniture, it can be 10-15cm 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.
We'll let you in on a little house secret: We usually prefer to use larger artwork and frames rather than smaller in our projects. It's much more simple to fill in spaces when you have less space to fill!
TIP #2: TREAT TWO PIECES AS ONE
When hanging two art pieces, treat them as one and still hang them 150cm from the floor to the centre of the grouping.
This rule also applies to groups of three and four. Make sure they are spaced only 5cm or so apart, so they look together and not disconnected.
* Artworks by Dina Broadhurst, available here
**Sofa by Globe West, contact us to purchase.
TIP #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 5-6 cm apart, and smaller pieces 3-5cm apart.
Make things easier on your end by tracing the frames on a paper and using painters tape to create a layout on the wall before you have to put holes in the wall.x