The right way to hang pictures on a wall


The right way to hang pictures on a wall

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  • DesertRose DesertRose on Oct 02, 2018

    Pictures on a home wall are a personal need, and should be hanged to please the residents in the home. There are such things to consider as symmetry, sizes, groupings, and how to hang them evenly. There are levels with red laser lights to help hang them evenly. Here is a site that may help you with your needs. Hope this helps you, Barbara.

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Oct 02, 2018

    Lay them on the floor or bed and play around with the pattern to find something pleasing. It is best if the top of the picture frames are the same height in a room. At least the top pic in a grouping, not every frame

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Oct 03, 2018

    We measure from the top of the wall to where you want the top of the picture to be. measure from the top of the picture down to the type hanger it has and add that to the measurement and that is where to put in the nail or hanger. If it is a wire type hanger, pull it up to the height it will be when it is hung for the measurement. I have found that the easiest way to have the picture where you want it. We always put the pictures we want in a grouping on the floor until we find the arrangement we want for the size of the wall we are putting them on. That way you can move them around, add or subtract pictures, etc. without putting all kinds of holes in the wall.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Oct 03, 2018

    Lay the pictures on the floor on top of a large sheet of paper. Play with it until you create a layout you love. Then trace around each picture and hang the paper on the wall. Place the picture hangers where they need to be and take the paper down. Put the pictures on the hangers and admire!

  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Oct 06, 2018

    One mistake almost all homeowners make when hanging pictures is to put them at the wrong height. You art should be placed so the average "eye level" is about at the center or a little above center of the art itself.

    "The golden rule of hanging a picture is to have the center of the photo be at 57 inches. This reflects the standard eye-height of the average person, and is used as a standard in most art galleries and museums. In order to hang your picture in accordance with 57 inches, you’ll need to measure 57 inches on the wall and lightly mark with a pencil."

    If hanging more than 1 piece, play with the pieces on the floor to choose what to hang together. Consider: Keep the art boundaries even with furniture edges, window frames, or similar.

    Start by hanging the largest piece first. Place that piece on the wall at your determined "eye level" and line it up with some arbitrary boundary you've chosen such as "I want the grouping centered behind the couch". For that, measure the couch and mark the wall at the center point. Work off that line to hang the grouping equally on each side of center. Example: the largest piece will be left of center. Measure (arbitrary number) 6" out from center for the right side of the frame. Then you would measure 6" to right of center point for the other frames to end up centered behind the couch.

    Hope this helps!

    "Pictures should be hung at eye level — not too high, not too low. With that in mind, here are some picture hanging spacing tips to keep in mind: Pictures should be hung approximately 60 inches from the floor. Leave at least a 3-inch to 6-inch gap between the top of your sofa and the bottom of the picture frame."

  • Lorraine Lorraine on Oct 06, 2018

    All bets are off, if it’s a gallery wall...

  • I just wrote about this secret tip to hanging a group of pictures with even spacing! It was just about driving me crazy trying to get them even, then I remembered this great tip!