OK. So, I get this question awl the time: How should I hang my artwork(s)? How should I hang pictures best? Whether it’s one or a whole bunch, there are definitely some great tips to help achieve maximum impact to the finished product!! There are certainly some rules you can go by, but sometimes, you gotta act like a lawyer and know how you can break a rule and get away with it, right? For example, normally we would automatically put a large artwork on a large wall. But – what if you put a small artwork(s) on a large wall. And what if you placed that off centre, so it was all asymmetrical?!?! Wouldn’t that be so interesting?
You should consider the content of the artworks if you want to hang in a gallery layout: such as colour, whether they are landscapes/portraits/abstracts, size, framing, balance etc etc
One thing I would say is that don’t hang artworks too high. Rule of thumb is that the centre of the artwork should be at eye level (about 160cm). But do consider bringing this down a little.
One other tip is (if you’re planning on doing a gallery arrangement) place them in position on the floor to see if they all ‘fit’ harmoniously. Take a photo. Tweak. Take another photo. Review. Keep repeating this until you are happy with the layout. Then start hanging artworks from the centre outwards. The centre of the centre artwork should be at eye level or there abouts. You can also blue tack paper templates on the wall to see if the spacing and sizing works:
So, here are three great articles on how to hang artworks perfectly!
http://www.elledecor.com/home-remodeling-renovating/home-renovation/how-to/a3129/hang-art-like-a-pro-a-68712/ (very practical advice….loved this article heaps)
And here are some great illustrative guides:
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