When you hang 2 matching pictures how far apart should they be

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  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on Aug 23, 2017
    That depends on how much you want. If it's a big wall, perhaps 3'?

  • Peg Peg on Aug 23, 2017
    That is a personal decision.

  • I have 2 pairs of prints; one set is in the green family and the other in pink . I have the green ones hanging at the same height with only 4" between the frames. The pink ones are 4" apart but staggered, one slightly about the other. It really is more to your taste and the size of artwork.

  • Dysko7710 Dysko7710 on Aug 23, 2017
    You could use tape and tape the size of the pictures to the wall first and stand back and look, or tape a piece of paper the size of the art, that way you can move them around to see the spacing without committing to a nail in the wall.

  • Michele Michele on Aug 23, 2017

  • Michele Pappagallo Michele Pappagallo on Aug 23, 2017
    It is up to you....and is usually determined by the area you are hanging them in. You may want them close together in a small space, or a bit further apart in a larger space. Use your best judgement to determine what looks best to your eye.

  • KatAych KatAych on Aug 23, 2017
    Trace the size of the prints onto paper and "test" them in several different spots until you find what you like.

  • Barb Barb on Aug 23, 2017
    The rule of thumb is 2"apart and 60" up from the floor to the bottom of the frames. If your don't have a layser light, then make a template from newspaper and add the bracket hole and tape it to the wall step back until the picture are even. Just another foul proof with no mistakes📌

  • Donna Wilson Donna Wilson on Jun 08, 2020

    I just want to clarify that your pictures are hung so your eye level is at the center. Sixty inches is the average eye level for most people which is why they say eye level could be between 56” to 60” depending on how tall you are. Perhaps you are not very tall but those who share your space are taller than you so you make a choice of average eye level. Your eye level is exactly how it sounds. It is the height from the floor to your eye placement. Some people chose an eye level seen from a low vantage point ie sitting as opposed to standing. This is your choice. Therefore when hanging pictures horizontally the 60” is not measured from floor to the bottom of your pictures. Hope this clarifies.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jan 04, 2021

    Hello. You might find some good tips here in the link below.

    Basically art needs to be at about eye level— making the brown paper template template I think it’s a good idea.


  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 05, 2021


    It depends really. You could put them either side of a 5'6" Bed or on a staircase. One on top of the other Either side of a door way etc.