Hey there, home decor enthusiasts! Are you tired of struggling to find the right spot to hang your favorite artwork? We’ve all been there, aiming for that elusive “perfect” height. Let’s dive into the world of wall art placement and discover the key to achieving a balanced display that transforms your space.
We’re finally at the stage in our home project where we get to decorate and it’s so exciting to add the finishing touches! We just finished up a wallpaper project in our sons room using Photowall wall murals (you can see it here) and loved how it turned out so much. When it came time to order some artwork, we ordered from Photowall again. They have so many different prints and artwork to choose from with lots of customization options for choosing wall murals, canvases, prints and poster that it made it easy to find just what we needed in our space.
Now that we have everything, it’s time to hang it all. Here are some of my favorite tips and tricks for getting the best look when hanging artwork and pictures.
The “Eye-Level” Myth: Are We All the Same Height?
One of the most common pieces of advice is to hang your artwork at eye level. While this notion has its merits, it’s important to remember that everyone’s eye level is different! Your eye level might not be the same as your taller or shorter friend’s. Instead, aim for a compromise that suits your household – a height that’s neither too high nor too low.
The Goldilocks Principle: Not Too High, Not Too Low, Just Right
Remember the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears? We’re going to apply that same energy here. When hanging your artwork, you want to find that “just right” height – not too high that you need a ladder to admire it, and not too low that your dog can appreciate your artistic endeavors more than you can. It’s all about finding that sweet spot.
So, what’s the magic number? Drumroll, please… It’s around 57 to 60 inches from the floor to the center of your artwork. This height tends to be comfortable for most people, creating a cohesive and visually pleasing arrangement.
But Wait, There’s More: The Grouping Game
Ah, the challenge of creating an art gallery on your wall! If you’re diving into the world of picture groupings, the rules don’t change, but the fun multiplies. When arranging a cluster of frames, treat them as one big piece of art. Find that sweet center spot and measure from there.
Remember, variety is the spice of life. Mix up frame sizes and art styles, but keep them all within a certain boundary to maintain that harmonious balance. It’s like hosting a quirky family reunion – everyone’s different, but they’re all part of the same crew.
Tools of the Trade: Measuring Tape and Patience
Now, before you start hammering nails, arm yourself with a measuring tape, a pencil, and a level. Trust us; your inner perfectionist will thank you later. Measure twice, mark your spot, and then take a step back to visualize the masterpiece you’re about to create.
Breaking the Rules: When to Embrace Your Inner Rebel
Look, rules are great and all, but who says you can’t break them from time to time? Feeling adventurous? Consider experimenting with unconventional heights. Maybe you want to create a sense of drama by hanging a statement piece high above your doorway, or maybe you’re all about defying gravity with an art arrangement that stretches from floor to ceiling. Just remember, breaking the rules intentionally can lead to awe-inspiring results.
In Conclusion: Hang Loose, Hang Right
Finding the perfect height to hang your wall art can be an adventure. Armed with the Goldilocks principle, a dash of creativity, and a measuring tape, you’re ready to conquer your walls and create a stunning visual narrative that reflects your personality and style.
So, go on and hang those masterpieces with confidence! Remember: it’s your wall, your rules, and your unique story to tell. 🎨🖼️ Happy decorating!
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