How To Hang A Wall Art Right: 3 Tips And 23 Examples

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Everyone has artworks and photos hanging on the walls but not everyone hangs and places them right. This may be a hard task until you find out the unspoken rules that help you. This roundup is dedicated to these rules and some examples to apply them in any space, and after reading that you’ll place your wall art right. Ready? Let’s start!

Choose The Artwork Of A Proper Size

Though the hottest current trend is oversized artworks, first of all, find out what size of artwork you can place in the space. If the piece is too big or too small, it will look inappropriate. If you’re putting the wall art directly over a piece of furniture, choose an artwork, which is slightly shorter on either side than your furniture piece. If you are going to hang an artwork on a standalone wall, the piece should take up four-sevenths of the wall on which it is placed. To find out how much it is, measure the length and width of the wall, then multiply each number by 0.571, which is four-sevenths as a decimal. Voila!

the tall and rather narrow artwork is almost of the same width as the chair

the tall and rather narrow artwork is almost of the same width as the chair

The artwork over the console table is slightly shorter on both sides

The artwork over the console table is slightly shorter on both sides

the artwork not only fits the space but also echoes with colorful pillows

the artwork not only fits the space but also echoes with colorful pillows

this artpiece is placed on the ikea-like sideboard and it is slightly shorter, so it looks harmonious

this artpiece is placed on the ikea-like sideboard and it is slightly shorter, so it looks harmonious

hanging an artwork over the mantel or placing it right on it is a traditional idea

hanging an artwork over the mantel or placing it right on it is a traditional idea

a beautiful watercolor art piece that matches the space in size and colors

a beautiful watercolor art piece that matches the space in size and colors

an oversized abtract artwork takes the whole blank wall and makes the entryway interesting

an oversized abtract artwork takes the whole blank wall and makes the entryway interesting

a bachelor's space with a beautiful photo that seems to be a continuation of the space

a bachelor's space with a beautiful photo that seems to be a continuation of the space

an oversized artwork is a great idea for a whole blank wall to make it bolder

an oversized artwork is a great idea for a whole blank wall to make it bolder

Find Out The Height

All artworks are supposed to be hanging at eye level but people with different height have different eye level, so how to choose a proper height? The general rule nowadays is the center of a piece of art should be 57 inches from the floor. Find the center of your artwork measuring the height and dividing it in two. Now measure the distance from the picture wire or nail hook to the top of the frame. Subtract that distance from half of the picture’s height, and finally, add your result to 57. But don’t forget that if your room has really high ceilings, hang your wall art accordingly, math isn’t always the only thing you should keep in mind.

Make A Gallery Wall

Many of us shy away from gallery walls because they may be really difficult to build up. But it’s high time to try because a gallery wall is one of the hottest trends now. First arrange your gallery on the floor to find out if all the piece look cool together, if you are satisfied with the shape of the gallery – it’s easier to make changes on the floor. When you are satisfied with what you have, start hanging the pieces. If you want to know more about gallery walls, head over , we have a whole instruction there.

a chic gallery wall with gold and black frames to make the corner more eye-catching

a chic gallery wall with gold and black frames to make the corner more eye-catching

make your dining space more interesting creating a black and white gallery wall with your family pics

make your dining space more interesting creating a black and white gallery wall with your family pics

a modern living room with a whole gallery wall over the dusty pink sofa

a modern living room with a whole gallery wall over the dusty pink sofa

make the sofa wall more interesting with a bold gallery wall with various posters

make the sofa wall more interesting with a bold gallery wall with various posters

a breezy gallery wall with pics inspired by the vacations will make your entryway relaxing

a breezy gallery wall with pics inspired by the vacations will make your entryway relaxing

a vintage-inspired gallery wall with mismatching frames of various sizes and looks

a vintage-inspired gallery wall with mismatching frames of various sizes and looks

a regular gallery wall in black and white adds style and a retro feel to the space

a regular gallery wall in black and white adds style and a retro feel to the space

if you have high ceilings, a large gallery wall will make your blank space cooler

if you have high ceilings, a large gallery wall will make your blank space cooler

a stylish black and white retro-inspired gallery wall for a dining space

a stylish black and white retro-inspired gallery wall for a dining space

a gallery wall with tropical leaves that echo with real greenery around

a gallery wall with tropical leaves that echo with real greenery around

a chic gallery wall for a reading nook and a black radiator that looks invisible on a black wall

a chic gallery wall for a reading nook and a black radiator that looks invisible on a black wall

a colorful gallery wall to add color and prints to your space

a colorful gallery wall to add color and prints to your space

a grey space with a black and white gallery wall that takes the whole grey wall

a grey space with a black and white gallery wall that takes the whole grey wall

a create artwork arrangement in a vintage entryway with artworks placed on the floor, too

a create artwork arrangement in a vintage entryway with artworks placed on the floor, too