Finding the right art for your space is hard, but hanging art correctly can be even more difficult.
In fact, hanging artwork incorrectly at the wrong height is the #1 most common design mistake we see.
Luckily, after years of hanging art, we’ve come up with three simple tips for how to hang art correctly so that you never have to second guess the placement again!
Here are the foolproof tips for hanging art that never fail us:
Tip #1 Hang single artwork pieces at eye level
We find it’s best to hang single artwork at eye level, and 60 inches from center to the floor is the magic number.
If you’re hanging your art above furniture, it can be 4-6 inches above the piece.
If the art is going above a sofa or console, the piece should be approximately 2/3 width of the furniture.
As a general rule of thumb, always consider the scale of your space when hanging art.
We’ll let you in on a little house secret: We usually prefer to use larger artwork and frames rather than smaller in our projects. It’s much more simple to fill in spaces when you have less space to fill!