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Mastering the Art of Hanging: Tips and Tricks for Perfectly Placing Wall Art

Hanging artwork is a great way to add personality and style to your home. But it’s not always as easy as it sounds – there are some tips and tricks you should follow when it comes to hanging artwork. In this post, we will cover the best placement for your artwork and provide some helpful tips!

How to Hang a Single Piece of Art

Positioning art at the ideal height is crucial to the aesthetics of a room because it creates a clear focal point that draws the eye and adds depth and character to the space. The ideal height for hanging art is eye level, which typically falls between 57-60 inches from the floor to the center of the artwork.

When it comes to hanging art above a console table or another piece of furniture, it's important to consider the proportion and spacing to ensure an elegant and seamless design. A good rule of thumb is to hang the artwork so that the bottom edge is approximately 6-12 inches above the furnishing. A well-placed piece of art can elevate the aesthetic and is a great way to add some personality and style to the room.

How to Hang Gallery Wall Art

Creating a gallery wall can be a daunting task, but with a little creativity and planning, it can be an excellent way to add art to a room. To achieve the perfect balance of eclectic yet cohesive, I recommend mixing up styles, sizes, and finishes while maintaining uniform frames, mats, or mediums within each piece.

Before hanging the artwork, testing out different arrangements is essential to finding the perfect layout for the space. The spacing between each piece (a few inches), combined with positioning the gallery about 57-60 inches from the floor and 6-12 inches above any furniture, is key to creating a captivating focal point.

Whether the pieces are arranged in a salon style or a grid, the overall atmosphere you want to achieve should always be a top priority.

How to Layer & Lean Art

We love the look of art leaning against a wall with a console table or sideboard beneath it. The artwork should be smaller than the width of the console table, creating a cohesive and balanced look. You can also layer pieces of artwork by leaning them against one another for a collected and eclectic vibe.

Additional Tips for Hanging Art

Now that you know where to hang your art, here are a few more tips to keep in mind:

  • Consider the art's size and weight: Larger and heavier pieces may require additional support, such as wall anchors or specialized hanging hardware.

  • Use proper tools and hardware: Invest in good quality picture hooks, nails, or screws that can support the weight of the art.

  • Level it up: Use a spirit level or a laser level to ensure your art is hung straight.

  • Regularly check stability: Periodically inspect the hanging hardware and ensure it's secure.

  • Lighting considerations: Proper lighting enhances the artwork's visibility and impact. Consider using picture lights or wall-mounted sconces to illuminate the artwork effectively.


Hanging art is a great way to elevate any room's decor and showcase your design style. With these art hanging tips in mind, you'll be well on your way to creating beautiful artwork displays throughout your home!

Remember, hanging art is a personal expression, so feel free to experiment and trust your instincts. Don't be afraid to make adjustments if something doesn't look quite right. Enjoy the process and let your creativity shine!

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