My husband and I have been slowly updating our house over the last five years, and as a result, I am always moving or replacing furniture, which means I am also doing the same with my artwork. So what the best way to hang artwork?

So let's first start with an example of what not to do:

There are a couple of things wrong with the above art placement: too high and too small.

SIZING FOR ARTWORK: Whether doing a single piece of art or an entire wall of art, the width should be a minimum of half the width of the sofa or piece of furniture, it’s going over. When hanging a single piece, the art should be from one-half the width to three-quarters the width of the sofa. When it comes to art, it’s better to err on the side of a little too large than way too small. Of course, it depends on the room and also on the art.
PLACEMENT: The art should be eye level and approximately 4" to 8" above the piece of furniture. This holds true whether it’s a single piece of art or an entire art wall. So what does eye level mean?  Well, it can obviously mean something different depending on your height. A good rule of thumb is the 60 inches from the floor to the midway point of the artwork.  

 Now here is the artwork again but with the correct size and placement:


But what if you are hanging more than one piece of art?  How about a pair of art pieces?  Well again here is what you should not do:

SPACING BETWEEN ART: The standard distance when hanging more than one piece of art in a grouping of two or more, is to hang each piece abouto 2″-3″ away from the adjacent piece(s).

SIZING: While it is two pieces that same rule applies. The two pieces of artwork together should be at least the width of the sofa with both pieces.  

Now here is the artwork pair with the correct placement. 


These guidelines can also apply to more than just one or two pieces of artwork.  So now it is up to you to just decide what artwork to start hanging!
I hope this was helpful and please reach out to me if you have any comments or questions!  I would love to hear from you.