THE ART OF HANGING ART

You’ve decided to tackle the blank walls in your space and give them some personality ~ your personality!

There are so many things you can do to walls with lighting, tapestries, art and even painting them a colour that makes you happy. Today, though I’m going to discuss the best tricks for hanging art.

ART HANGING ABOVE NO FURNITURE

If you are hanging a single piece of art without any furniture below, the general rule is to hang the piece 60″H (or approximate eye level) and centred within the space.

If there are multiple frames stacked on top of one another, measure all the frames as a whole and mount them 60″H from the centre of the whole to the floor.

Stick to this rule no matter what your own height is.

ART HANGING ABOVE FURNITURE

The art and furniture needs to feel like a cohesive single piece and visually connected as a whole.

The bottom of the frame should be mounted between 6″ – 10″ about the top of the furniture.

If the piece looks like it’s hung way too low, it’s likely too small for the furniture item and you need to size up.

GENERAL TIPS TO FOLLOW:

Edit ~ Resist the urge to hang every piece of art you own. Hang only your most cherished.

Protect ~ Sunlight will fade art. Also keep your pieces away from heat and humidity.

Light ~ Add lighting to make your art a focus in the space. Use low wattage, not too close or  LED light bulbs which don’t get hot. See https://www.lucydesign.co/a-light-education/for more on lighting.

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