How To Hang An Oil Painting In Your Home?

For starters, there’s one simple rule to remember when hanging art: keep the artwork’s center 57 inches from the floor.

Your home will look like an art gallery in no time if you follow these three simple rules for hanging art!

  • Hang your Art by its Center

People should not strain themselves in order to see the artwork. By placing the artwork’s center at eye level, it ensures that the art can be admired comfortably.

The art’s focal point should be at 57 inches. Because this is not where it will hang, you must decide where to place the hangers.

The first step is to measure and mark 57 inches from the floor on the wall. Next, determine the artwork’s focal point by measuring its height and dividing it by two. 

  • When hanging art near furniture or mantles, adjust Rule #1.

When deciding where to hang artwork in your home, it’s important that the eye level rule doesn’t always apply. When hanging a piece above furniture or other obstructions such as mantles and fireplaces, aim for six-to eight inches from the top of this feature–the bottom should be at least 57″ off ground. This will ensure you’re still following proper art placement guidelines: if an object is higher than its surroundings (a small work hungover long couch), then there’s something wrong with how it relates space wise; likewise when two objects are too close together without any distinction between them (multiple works on one wall).

  • Treat Multiple Works of Art as One Unit

When hanging a collection of works of art, treat each piece as if it were a single work of art. The collection will appear more balanced if multiple works are anchored around the 57-inch focal point. The ideal distance between multiple works of art is 3 to 6 inches.

The 57-inch measurement is a good average height, but if your eye level is different, use that measurement when hanging art. Every situation is unique, so make sure you like how your art is displayed at the end of the day.

 

Easy Ways How to Hang Artwork Without Using Nails

Collecting artwork is a lot of fun, but hanging it when you get home can be complicated.

After all, some homeowners don’t have the option to hang their newly acquired masterpiece – whether they’re renting or just bad at home improvement! You’ll find yourself with a hammer in hand and will wonder “Is there any way I can hang my art without using nails?” Fortunately for your wall’s sake here are five easy ways that could work:

  • Use adhesive hooks and strips

There is a wide range of adhesive hooks and strips available that can hold varying weights. You might not want to use the same sticky solution for your holiday stockings, but if you’re hanging light-weight paintings, there is a solution for you as well! Take note of the weight rating of any product before using it to ensure that it can adequately handle what needs to be hung. It’s also a good idea – though it may be easier said than done in some cases – to try multiple solutions until one works best; don’t settle for just one.

  •  Hang artwork from your molding

If you live in an older house or apartment, there’s a chance that your walls have some really beautiful picture rail molding. You can use these as hooks to hang photos and artwork without the need for nails! Just buy special inexpensive hooks (they’re usually about $8) that fit over the rails, then adjust lengths of framing wire based on where you want it hanging. It might not be simple but if done correctly it looks fantastic – plus your wall will stay perfect with no holes

  • Make good use of your mantel

Fireplace mantels are often cluttered with family photos and knick-knacks but they can also become an amazing showcase for dramatic works of art.

The theory is simple—just place your framed artwork on the mantel, lean it back, and enjoy. That said, if you regularly use your fireplace  you will definitely want to make sure the temperature above the mantle won’t damage any work that hangs there . 

  • Bookshelves aren’t just for books

For those who want to showcase their smaller framed works of art, kicking your books off the shelves and turning them into multi-level showcases is a great option. Many stores offer adjustable shelving that will give you many different display configurations with which to choose from.

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