The 3 top tips for hanging art like a pro

The 3 top tips for hanging art like a pro

Finding the right art for your space can be hard, so once you have found it, hanging it correctly will really help to enhance that perfect piece in your home.  Did you know that the number one design mistake is hanging artwork at the wrong height, and how following a few design principles will help you hang art in your home so it is oh so right.

Here are our suggestions to get hanging art right the first time and every time.

1. Hang single pieces of artwork at eye-level:


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With the centre of the artwork measuring 153 cm (60 inches) from the floor will place your artwork at a comfortable eye level.  When you are hanging your art above furniture, it can be 10 to 15 cm (4-6 inches) above the piece. When the art is going above a sofa or sideboard, the piece should be approximately 2/3 width of the furniture piece.

Think about the scale of your space when hanging art.  Of course using a larger artwork and frame rather than smaller ones on your project makes it much simpler to fill in spaces as you have less space to fill!


2. Treat multiple pieces as one

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When hanging art pieces together as a gallery wall whether that is 2, 3, 4 or more it is best to treat them as one.  Which means still hanging them 153 cm or 60 inches from the floor to the centre of the grouping.  So that they look together and not disconnected make sure that they are spaced only a few inches apart.


3. Create visual impact with a Gallery Wall:

Grouped artworks can really make a statement, and create the same impact of a much larger artwork for a fraction of the cost.

To design a cohesive gallery wall, use similar themes and consistent frames.  They could be sketches, botanicals, black and white photos etc.  For an eclectic look go with completely different pieces in mixed frames.  Hang large and medium pieces 2-3 inches apart and smaller pieces 1.5 to 2.5 inches apart.

The easiest way to get a visual feel of how your gallery wall will look is to trace the frames onto paper and use painters tape to space out the layout on the wall before putting any holes in the wall.  The old builders saying “measure twice, cut once” comes into play here.

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Showcasing your memories of family, travel and your own personal style through artwork like photography, paintings and drawings, this makes your house a home and creates memories that live on…

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