6 Awesome Hacks for Hanging Wall Art

Dated: February 3 2020

Views: 593

Tips for Hanging Wall Art From the Pros

How you hang art in your home is influenced by where you place it, and the dimensions of your pieces. Consider these six tips.

Entryways and Hallways

More likely than not, in entryways and hallways you and your guests will be in a standing position. In these instances art should be hung so that its center is at eye-level—between 60 to 65 inches from the floor, on average. In entries and hallways with tall ceilings hang your art just a few inches higher.

Rooms with Seating

In spaces like living rooms, dining rooms, and offices—where you’ll be in a seated position—pictures and artwork should be placed lower on the wall, since eye-level will be lower than when in a standing position. While seated, have someone hold your art against the wall until you find an ideal viewing level.

Groupings of Art or Photos

When hanging a grouping of art or photos, consider the grouping as one large piece. With that in mind, arrange the bottom of the grouping in relationship to the furniture beneath it.

Search for Your Beach Home Here

Vertical Art

When hanging vertical art arrange it so that the top third of the picture is near eye level. The height of the art will ultimately dictate the ideal placement. Have someone lower and raise the art to find the perfect position.

Small Photos

Hanging a small photo on a large wall can look disproportionate. Instead, hang small pictures on narrow walls, like the spaces between two doorways and windows. Try hanging two or three pictures in a vertical line, using the center picture as the center of the grouping.

Use a Template

One quick and effective hack for hanging art and photos is to use templates. For each piece of artwork cut a paper template to size. Using painter’s tape attach the template(s) to the wall. Now you’ll have a chance to see how your art will look without needing a second pair of hands to hold it to the wall. This is perfect for groupings of art, since you can manipulate the arrangement to see how different configurations will look on the wall before you hang your pieces.

Are You Buying a Home in Vero Beach?

If you're buying a home in Vero Beach, we can help. Call us at 772-231-6509 so we can start searching for your dream home today!

Blog author image

Chip Boyer

Chip is the IT Manager for Alex MacWilliam Real Estate. He handles the technology needs of the company as well as helping agents in their day to day problem solving.....

Latest Blog Posts

5 Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventures Near Vero Beach

If you're buying a home for sale in Vero Beach, you'll be glad to know that there's always something to see or do nearby. In fact, check out these five quirky adventures you can go on after you're

Read More

The 5 Best Places to Catch the Sunrise in Vero Beach

If you're thinking about buying a home in Vero Beach, you probably already know that this community has tons of great places to watch the sun come up – but where are the best spots? This guide

Read More

3 Great Vero Beach Attractions Worth Checking Out

If you're thinking about moving to Vero Beach, you're not alone – this is an extremely popular area. After you get settled in, there are several fabulous attractions everyone should see. This

Read More

5 Great Places to Take Your Grandkids in Vero Beach

If you're a grandparent who's thinking about retiring in Vero Beach, part of your job is scouting out the best places to take your grandkids when they visit. We've got you covered with the five best

Read More