The other day on Instagram (click here to follow me on Instagram if you don’t already) I asked a lot of y’all what were some of your biggest struggles when it came to decorating your homes. I got an overwhelming amount of responses about art! Specifically, how to choose art and then how the heck to hang it and make it look good once you got it home. So, I came up with TEN tips so you don’t have to stare at big, white walls anymore. Once you finish this post you’ll be hanging art like a pro!

Tips

  1. Try to hang most of your art pieces at eye level (around 55-60 inches from the floor). If you have higher ceilings, you can bump this number up a few inches.
  2. Space out multiple pieces of art about 2-3 inches apart from one another. This will make them feel connected and not like they are all floating separately.
  3. Align multiple pieces of art that aren’t the same size by their center point not by the top or bottom of their frames.
  4. To fill a large horizontal space, hang two vertical pieces of art next to each other. To fill a large vertical space, hang two horizontal pieces of art on top of one another.
  5. If you can get away with using one nail to hang you artwork, do it! It is so much easier to get the art piece leveled with just one nail. Or hang two nails close together so it is easier to get them leveled.
  6. Hammer in your nail at an angle, not straight into the wall so the nail has more grip.
  7. When you hang art above furniture, it should only be about two-thirds the width of the furniture and be 4-6 inches above the furniture.
  8. Use that large or colorful piece of art you have no idea what to do with as a focal point. Embrace the more out there art pieces so it feels intentional! If you try to put them in a corner or off to the side it will just seem awkward.
  9. To get a killer gallery wall, stick to no more than 5 different art pieces so it doesn’t feel overwhelming and cluttered.
  10. Want another tips for creating a gallery wall? Lay all of your art pieces on the ground and play around with their positions until it feels right to you. Now you have a beautiful design and only have to put holes in your walls once.

This is for those of you that always ask about the clock I have in my house! Unfortunately I got it so long ago that I can’t find the exact clock I have. But, I scoured the internet to find you the best dupes. Here are some of my favorites I found!

Those are my tops tips for hanging art like a pro in your own home. Let me know if you have any other tricks for hanging and placing art. And as always, keep living your style!

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12 Comments

  1. Jeanette
    March 29, 2019 / 5:37 pm

    What are your tips for hanging art on two story walls? We have a two story wall in our living room, there are no windows and currently our entertainment center is the only thing on it. I have no idea what to do.

    • Elena
      Author
      April 1, 2019 / 5:53 pm

      Great question! You can get a very large art print to fill the space, but large art prints are more on the expensive side. Or you can get two horizontal prints and stack them on top of each other to fill the space more or do 4-6 smaller prints and make a large rectangle out of those!

  2. Elizabeth Pham
    April 1, 2019 / 2:50 pm

    Where did you get your candle holder?? Thanks!

    • Elena
      Author
      April 1, 2019 / 5:56 pm

      That was from World Market. I checked and unfortunately that specific one isn’t online anymore, but I am linking a couple comparable ones for you! Here are smaller brass ones: http://bit.ly/2Uqc55O, a brass candle plate: http://bit.ly/2Ui56Mk and large white candleholders: http://bit.ly/2Uvb7pb. I hope that helps!

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  4. April 12, 2019 / 9:49 am

    First of all, I would like to say thanks to the author for providing such a valuable information as hanging wall art is not so easy work you have to keep engage with the work to follow a perfect plan otherwise it will be easily fall down.

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  7. Neeta
    April 19, 2019 / 2:29 am

    Hi..In my master bedroom , we have hung one canvas painting of size 5 ” × 3 ” above the headboard. But the headboard is also of same size ie 5″×3″ .. is it appropriate ?? Should we extend the headboard ?? As it is possible to do so . As you have mentioned that the size of the art should be two third width of the furniture.. kindly clear my doubt.. TIA

  8. Abhijeet
    April 19, 2019 / 2:44 am

    Hi..In my master bedroom we have hung one canvas painting of size 5″×3″ just above the headboard. The size of the headboard is also 5 “×3” ie the painting and the headboard are of same size.. is it appropriate or I should extend the headboard from both the sides over the side tables which is possible. Pls clear my doubt.. TIA


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