Hanging art correctly can be hard, so here are four simple tips to help.

Tip #1 Hang single artwork pieces at eye level.

In fact, hanging artwork incorrectly at the wrong height is the #1 most common design mistake.

We find it’s best to hang single artwork at eye level, and 60 inches from center to the floor is the magic number.


TIP #2: Treat two or more art pieces as one 

When hanging two art pieces, treat them as one and still hang them 60 inches from the floor to the center of the grouping and with 1.5-3 inches of spacing.


TIP #3: Hang Gallery Walls with cohesive spacing

When designing a grid gallery wall, we use prints and photos with a similar theme and consistent frames. They could be black and white photos, botanicals, sketches, etc. Or we go with completely different pieces in mixed frames for an eclectic look. We usually hang art work pieces 1.5-3 inches apart.

TIP #4: Sizing artwork should be proportional in size to furniture

If you’re hanging your art above furniture, it can be 4-6 inches above the piece, and if the art is going above a sofa or console, the piece should be approximately 2/3 width of the furniture.