Art is one of the best ways to add personality and character to any space. It elevates a space and helps connect the furniture pieces on the floor to the walls to form a perfect vignette. But no matter how beautiful the artwork is, if not hanged at a proper height will make the space feel disconnected and the artwork will look like its floating away.
Today we are talking about the most overlooked aspects of hanging art. Yes, there is a method to it and following these rules will make your artworks and photos shine even more on the walls.
1. HANGING SINGLE ARTWORK
Always hang a single artwork at the eye level of an average person. Whether it is to be hanged over a console or a sofa or even an empty wall then it should be approximately 57-60 inches from the floor to the centre of the artwork. Make sure it is 6-8 inches above the furniture piece.
2. TREAT TWO OR MORE ART PIECES TOGETHER AS ONE
While hanging a group of two or more artworks, you need to treat all the pieces together as one artwork, and then apply the same rule as above i.e. hang them approximately 57-60 inches from the floor to the centre of the collective artwork and 6-8 inches above the furniture.
3. HANGING A GALLERY WALL
If you’re working with more than two frames or creating a gallery wall, position each frame approximately 3-4 inches apart.
4. CONSIDER THE RATIO OF THE ARTWORK TO THE FURNITURE
Small or wrongly proportioned artworks will look off in respect to the furniture placed in front of it. The artwork should fill 2/3 width of the furniture.
That’s about it on hanging artwork tips. I will be writing more about art and paintings and tips on how to style them. If you happen to have any doubts or suggestions as to what you want me to write next, shoot them down in the comments and I shall make a note of the same. Till then, try these tips out and let me know how it helped you and also do not forget to hover over the images above and save this article on your Pinterest for the future. Thank you!