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Blog published on 27th Dec 2018

How To Hang Your Art Like A Pro

No matter where or how you decided to hang your artwork we have the best selection of options with over 300 frame styles available for custom framing.  A great place to start is with some of our most popular frame styles: Black Frame Collection, White Frame Collection, Gold Frame Collection, Clear Maple Frames, or our new Floating Acrylic Frames.  All of these frames are available in a variety of custom sizes and ship to your home in 2-3 days.

While framing with Art To Frames is easy, choosing the right art pieces, and knowing where to place them can be tough.  Below we will have some helpful hints on how to correctly decorate your home!

Where to place your frame

First, let us consider where you want your picture to be placed.  Get a helping hand to hold the frame on the wall so you can best decide if you like it there.  You should always keep in mind where the sunlight in your home is and select the appropriate glass options for your frame.  We offer five different glass options to best protect your art.

 

 

Place your frame where you can see it

One style trick to you help you out is to make sure you hang your art level to your field of vision. You should try to avoid placing it anywhere where you have to look up or down. The average eye level is around five feet. You should make sure your frame is measured at that height from its center, not at the top or bottom.

 

 

Spacing Your Artwork

 

Frames In A Group:  

When hanging multiple frames as a group, we recommend that you space the frames five to six inches apart, both horizontally and vertically.

Frames Above Your Furniture:

Frames above your furniture should be around eight to ten inches above the top of the furniture.  This leaves room in case anyone leans back, as not to hit their limbs on the frames.

Frames Above Your Bed:

Your picture frames can be hung around four to eight inches from the top of your headboard.  

Scenario #1

Frames placed in groups of even numbers make you feel calmer than frames placed in odd-numbered groups.

Scenario #2

 

Using the “Rule of Three” can create visual interest when you decorate your home.  This occurs when your frames are arranged in odd numbers and it engages people’s attention, welcoming them into your home.

 

The wall area where you choose to hang your frames should be big enough to have space surrounding it. When hanging artwork on top of a couch or table, the bottom of the frame should be around a hand's width. The frame should also be roughly ⅔ the width of the couch or table, for example, a nine-foot wide couch should have artwork hanging roughly six and a half feet above it.

Scenario #3

You can also choose to align different-sized picture frames horizontally according to their upper and lower borders.

Scenario #4

When planning for a spacious wall with a set of the same sized frames, hang the frames in a horizontal line with equal spacing.  This helps make your frames look wider than they actually are. You can see this when the tops of the frames align with one another from left to right. To give a similar illusion of height use a vertical arrangement with the left and right sides of the frames aligning from top to bottom.

Scenario #5

Hanging frames of different sizes can seem daunting. One of the more popular designs is to level the center of the frames instead of the top or bottom of the frames and hang them so that their vertical center is in alignment.

 

Scenario #6

Shelves and ledges can turn empty walls into a great place to place and lean your favorite artwork.  With lots of different styles of ledges and shelves, you have plenty of options to match your frames and the space you are planning to place them in.

Scenario #7

Hanging your frames on a stairway can be tough. The previously mentioned methods of vertical and horizontal alignments will not work for a stairway. Instead, you will want a diagonal placement, keeping in mind how many frames and how many steps your stairway has.

 

 

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