Tips To Remember When Hanging Artwork


Having art in your home, gives it a distinctive personality and an element of warmth. It is also a great reflection of your personal tastes and style. However, very often we invest in expensive paintings but the way we hang them in our house, completely mar their beauty. We bring you a few tips to keep in mind when hanging paintings in your home.

 

1) Placement in the room


Your art is a complement to the room and therefore it is essential take every piece of furniture and decor accessories into account before you decide where you wish to place that particular painting. For instance you can use art to fill in the black space above the sofa or you can simply use art to create a focal point for the room. Based on your need is where you can hang the painting.
 
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2) Placement on the wall


Hanging a painting too high or too low can take away from the beauty of the painting. Experts suggest that if the painting will be viewed in the sitting position, like in a living room or a bedroom, you can hang the painting slightly lower. If the paintings will be viewed in a standing position, like in a stairway or in the entranceway, you can hang the art at around at 60″ to 66″ from the floor.
 

3) Placement above a sofa


The area above the sofa is one of the most popular spaces in a home to hang a painting. If you are going to be hanging the artwork above your sofa, you should ensure that yourartwork should be at least 2/3 of the length of your sofa to create balance between your wall arrangement and your couch.Hanging your artwork too high will look like it is floating away from the couch instead of being connected to it.
 

4) Group Paintings


If you are opting for a cluster of paintings, as opposed to a single painting, try to leave a maximum of 5 ‘’ between the frames. If the paintings are hung too far apart, it may look like you will are trying to fill the wall instead of connecting each piece of art.
 
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5) Tools to Use


Besides the regular hammer, nails and hooks for heavier paintings also invest in wires and fasteners to ensure that all the painting hangs firmly on the wall.
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