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Top 5 Tips For Hanging Art

TIP #1 Hang work at eye level

We find it's best to hang single artwork at eye level, and 1.5m from centre to the floor is the magic number.

If you're hanging your art above furniture, it can be 10cm - 15cm above the piece.

If the art is going above a sofa or console, the piece should be approximately 2/3 width of the furniture.

TIP #2 Treat two pieces as one

When hanging two art pieces, treat them as one and still hang them 1.5m from the floor to the centre of the grouping.

This rule also applies to groups of three and four. Make sure they are spaced only a few inches apart, so they look together and not disconnected.

TIP #3 Hang Gallery walls with cohesive spacing

When designing a grid gallery wall, we use prints and photos with a similar theme and consistent frames. They could be black and white photos, botanicals, sketches, etc. Or we go with completely different pieces in mixed frames for an eclectic look. We usually hang large and medium pieces 5-7cm apart, and smaller pieces 4-6cm apart.

TIP #4 Unify the frame colours

When hanging multiple pieces on a wall it's important to unify to colour of the frames, stick to three or four colours in total.

The more pieces you're hanging the greater the need for cohesive frame selection.

TIP #5 Choose the correct fixing to hold the weight of the artwork

For light artworks, adhesive picture hooks and strips like the 3M Command range are great! They can be easily removed without damaging the wall which is important in a rental. They also give you the ability to re-stick the fixing if you have misjudged where you want to hang it.

For heavier artworks you can head to your local hardware store and pick up some GIB wall anchors to safety secure your work to the wall.

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