Artwork decorating

The art of hanging art

Hang art at eye level has been my mantra for years when it comes to displaying pictures and paintings.  But what is eye level?  In galleries and museums most art is hung at 57″ on center-that is the center of the painting is hung at that height regardless of its size.

When hanging a pair of works, one above the other, treat them as one.  Find the center point between them and use the same 57 inch rule.

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Other installation tips include separating side by side pieces with two to three inches of space between them.

When hanging multiple pieces, think off the grid with an asymmetrical arrangement.

Relate art to furniture size keeping to the general principle of the art being about 75% of the width of the furniture piece.

In living areas, art should be hung a little lower since the viewer is usually seated.  Ensure placing artwork at the right height by hanging it one hand width above the sofa.

Mr. H says: The principle of art is to pause, not bypass-Enjoy!

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