Once you’ve found the perfect piece of artwork for your space, it’s time for the sometimes stressful activity of hanging the art. Many people worry about how high to hang the piece and what materials to use. Here are a few tips on how to hang art like a professional!
• Most galleries use the 57” on center rule when hanging art. This means that the middle of the picture is at 57” on the wall (the average human eye height). If you stick to this rule, all of your art will hang in proportion to one another.
• Use picture-hanging hooks instead of nails or screws. Buy the right size hook for your piece’s weight and use two hooks per piece. This will add security and keep the artwork level over time.
• Install two D-rings instead of a wire on the backs of frames. This will prevent the picture from swinging on a wire.
• Use a level and ruler to ensure that both hooks are aligned when installed.