Hanging artwork can often be more complicated than choosing the artwork itself. This is especially true if you have multiple pieces to hang upon one wall or within one room. Hanging too many pieces of artwork or framed photos within a space can make the room feel smaller and cluttered. Not hanging enough wall art can make a space feel bland and devoid of personality.
Art hanging tips
When hanging art above a piece of furniture, make sure the piece or grouping of pieces is no longer than the furniture itself. A good rule of thumb is to hang art and groupings that are about three-fourths of the total width of the furniture below.
Do not hang your wall art too high. Art should always hang at eye level. Many people assume that hanging art higher will make the ceiling seem taller.
Visualize and Create a Template
When hanging groupings of different sized art, you should first create a template. Measure the space you have to work with on the floor. Place photos or art within that space so you can visually see how it will look on the wall.
Careful About the Weight
Lastly, select hardware carefully and do not misjudge the weight of your artwork. Often framed pieces of art, especially those with a thick glass front, are too heavy for your average hook. Better to err on the side of caution and place 2 hooks about 3 /4 inches