24 July How to Hang Art

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How to Hang Art: Accenting Your Interior Design

Art can make one of the largest impacts in completing your space, like the cherry on top of any good ice cream sundae. It can also be one of the easiest things to be unsure about- How high do you hang something? What’s the correct spacing between pieces? Does everything need to match? These are questions we get all the time, and relatively easy to answer, so we’ve taken the time below to detail some of the easiest Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to hanging art.
1. Hanging Art Above Furniture
When hanging a piece of art over a credenza or console table or sofa, make sure the piece your hanging is less wide than the furniture below it. If the art is too wide, it causes the space to feel top heavy, and a little unbalanced.
2. Gallery Wall
Gallery Walls can be intimidating, but it’s one of the easiest ways to fill large walls and display a unique collection.
3. Hanging Height
If you’re hanging art in a hallway, or on a blank wall and can’t decide how high to hang it, the general rule of thumb is 5 feet off the ground to the center of the piece of art. This is pretty standard for galleries, museums, etc., because 60” off the ground is the average eye height. This rule won’t work for EVERY piece because some could be smaller or larger than others, but it’s a good place to start, then adjust the height of the piece as needed.
4. Hanging in Pairs
Occasionally you’ll get a set of prints, photos or paintings that need to be hung as a diptych (two pieces) or triptych (three pieces). The Biggest mistake we see is hanging the individual pieces too far apart.