How many holes are behind the pictures on your walls? If the answer is more than 1, read this:
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Before you hang your art:
Simple Steps to Hang a Single Painting
- Measure the height of the wall art, divide by 2. (1st number)
- Measure 57 inches up from the floor (2nd number)
- Measure distance between the wire & the top edge of art (3rd number)(hanging wire on the back of painting & top of frame)
- Add numbers 1 & 2
- Subtract number 3
- Put the nail here.
- Hang art. The center of the artwork is 57" above the floor
Consider the space to be filled (from above the fireplace to the ceiling) then place it 6 – 8″ above the piece of furniture (if its big enough) and see how it looks. The artwork and the piece of furniture should relate to each other and live near enough to each other that they collectively engage the whole wall together as a unit. Often, if there is a huge gap in between it will look disjointed
- art hung in a grid works well centered at eye level
- works for picture ledges too
- eye-level above a sofa or seating area
- 6 "- 8" above shelves and furniture
- multiples look best in odd-numbered groupings. (3 is most popular)
Remember ..."Three is the key to symmetry"
I use all-in-one screws/anchors. You can find them at art/hobby stores, DIY stores, retail chains. They support up to 100 lbs without a stud in drywall, concrete or wood. I use a cordless screwdriver and it takes just seconds.
Remember to always use your own judgment to apply these rules in your own home.