You have spent a considerable amount of time and money getting your art framed. To enjoy itYou have spent a considerable amount of time and money getting your art framed. To enjoy itto its full potential, here are some tips to consider when hanging art:
Your husband is tall. You are short. He always hangs the pictures. He eyeballs the generalYour husband is tall. You are short. He always hangs the pictures. He eyeballs the generalarea, makes a mark on the wall and bang! There goes the nail. OR, he is the gadget guy whogets out the laser level and digitally measures the space until the art is scientifically placed. Buteither way, the pictures are always too high.
For your basic blank wall, visually divide it into thirds. Arrange your hanging in the middle third. You can also go a little higher into the top third, but most of it would be in the middle. Whenever possible, use TWO nails to hang your art. Especially heavier, larger pieces. They should be about 3 to 6 inches apart. It relieves some of the gravity stress on the frame. And it keeps the picture level. No more walking by and tilting an unlevel picture. Consider your space. Depending on the look you are trying to achieve, keep it as simple as possible. Plan out the space above and below your picture. How wide is the wall? And always try to center it within the other accessories.
Sometimes one big picture is too much for the space. Consider a collection of smaller pieces. ISometimes one big picture is too much for the space. Consider a collection of smaller pieces. Icould write a book on how art should be on a mantel, or how many family photos are too muchgoing up the staircase? More on arrangement in the next article.
But always put your art where you can enjoy it the most.