A picture can paint a thousand words, but the wrong placement can see them lost forever. Whether you’re hanging a piece of art, or you’re sharing precious memories of loved ones, getting the right placement of your picture frames is an important skill to master.
If you’re unsure what the best method is for hanging picture frames, take a look at our do’s and don’ts below!
How much space should you leave between pictures on a wall?
Hanging multiple pictures on a wall can present its own set of challenges, especially when it comes to spacing them with furniture. So how far apart should they be? The amount of space between your picture frames and your sofa should be no higher than 3” above, while they should take up two-thirds of the length.
When shopping for a painting, the size is just as important as the look of the piece. Having an improperly sized painting can either overwhelm the room, or leave the room overwhelming the art – it’s all about balance. You should always measure the length and width of the piece before purchasing.
If you’re hanging it above a couch or another piece of furniture, measure the open wall space from the top of the furniture to the ceiling, rather than from the floor.
A common mistake when it comes to art instillation is hanging picture frames neck-achingly high. A good rule of thumb is to keep your pieces at eye level, or around 5-6 inches above your sofa – focus on the midpoint of the picture frame and make sure it’s dead centre.