PENTHOUSETHEORY 101: GUIDE TO HANGING WALL FRAMES
WHERE DO I HANG MY WALL FRAMES?
So you’ve ordered your collectibles, an exclusive art design that will accentuate your room to the next level, and it’s fitted perfectly in the frame. Now comes the difficult part, where are you going to hang it?
Well, not to worry fam, we've got you! That is why we're here to give you three simple tips and tricks for your perfect wall frames!
1. HANG ARTWORK AT EYE LEVEL
This may seem simple to many, but this changes the game, creating an interesting focal point within a room, both for guests that visit your home and also for you to see every single day.
People shouldn’t strain themselves to view the artwork. By placing the center of the artwork at eye level, it ensures the art can be admired comfortably.
Don't hang works of art too high on the wall (a common mistake). A good rule of thumb is to have at least 6" between the top of the furniture and the bottom of the frame for breathing room
By all means, use a spirit level to make sure pictures are level, but in the end, always trust your eye: dado rails, ceilings, etc. are not always level themselves.
2. PLAN, PLAN AND PLAN.
I cannot stress the importance of this enough, because you HAVE to plan and arrange pictures on a wall before putting the hammer to nail.
Before you hang multiple pictures together, make a "blueprint" for your group of pictures - It's much easier to adjust paper squares than to re-hang your pictures.
- Lay everything out on a table or on the floor
- Move the pieces around until you have an arrangement that you like
- Lay the pieces out on a large piece of kraft paper or wrapping paper and then trace around each piece
- Mark the hanging points from the back of the art onto the kraft paper
- Then, tape the paper to the wall and hammer in the nails
- Remove the paper, and voila!
3. THREE IS BETTER THAN ONE
The arrangement of pictures on a wall has as much impact as the pictures themselves. A rule of thumb is to use three art prints as a set. This allows you to leverage the synergies of the three wall frames, creating a balanced and casual vibe that is ideal for large spaces such as a hallway or sofa wall.
For this scenario, an odd number of pieces is more attractive to the eye and is visually balanced. A normal spacing of 4-6 inches between each frame is recommended.
Tip: Use your hand, fingers closed, to determine spacing in this scenario.
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