Hanging art prints on your wall is a creative way to express your personality and style. But how do you do it like a pro? As an independent poster shop owner at HiPosterShop, I, Lisa Ketty, am here to guide you through this process.
From the ultimate guide to high-quality fine art printing to transforming your space with home decor posters, I've covered a range of topics on this. Today, we'll focus on how to hang your art prints.
Step 1: Choose Your Art Prints
First things first, you need to choose the right art print. Whether it's a vibrant Yellow Monster Poster or a peaceful Sunset Poster, HiPosterShop has a wide variety of art prints to suit your style.
Tip: Consider the color palette of your room and the mood you want to set while choosing your art print.
Step 2: Plan Your Layout
Now, it's time to plan your layout. As I mentioned in the ultimate guide to creating your personalized gallery wall, you should consider factors like the wall size, the size of your prints, and the spacing between them. You can even lay your prints on the floor to visualize the layout before hanging them.
Step 3: Prepare Your Wall
Before you start hammering, ensure your wall is clean and dry. You might want to mark the spots where you plan to hang your prints. If you're using adhesive strips, make sure they can hold the weight of your framed prints like the Tired Boy Framed Poster or the Nordic Artwork Poster.
Step 4: Hang Your Art Prints
Now comes the exciting part - hanging your art prints. Use a level to ensure your prints are straight. Start with the largest print or the one at the center and work your way out. This method helps maintain balance and symmetry in your layout.
Remember, the typical height for hanging art is eye level or approximately 57 inches from the floor. However, feel free to break the rules and create a wall that's uniquely you!
Pro Tip: Use a piece of masking tape to mark the spot where you'll hammer the nail. It prevents unnecessary holes and keeps your wall clean.
Step 5: Enjoy Your New Gallery Wall
Voila! You've successfully hung your art prints like a pro. Step back, admire your work, and enjoy your new gallery wall. But don't stop there. Remember, the power of art in home decor is immense, and you can always add more prints or rearrange them as you please.
You've picked your frame, and you're now ready to hang. Here's where a bit of math comes in, but don't fret, it's pretty simple!
Decide on the height. Galleries and museums usually hang their art at average eye level, which is about 57 inches from the floor. This is a good starting point for your own home.
Measure and mark. Take the height of the art, divide it by 2, and add this to 57 inches. This is where the top of your frame should sit.
Find the hanging wire or hook on the back of your frame. Measure the distance from there to the top of the frame. Subtract this from your previous calculation. This is where your nail or picture hook should go.
Nail it. Literally. Put the nail in the wall where you made your mark, and voilà! Your art is ready to hang.
In the midst of all this, don't forget about balance and proportion. If you're hanging art above furniture, it should not be wider than the furniture piece. A good rule of thumb is to have the art fill two-thirds to three-quarters the width of the furniture.
Additionally, you don't always have to go for the center. Sometimes, an off-center piece can create a dynamic, interesting look. Experiment with what works best for your space and your personal style.
Grouping Your Art
Grouping artwork can create a striking effect, but it also requires careful thought and planning. There are endless ways to arrange a group of frames, but here are a few strategies:
Uniform: This is the easiest and safest way. Simply hang your frames in a grid, maintaining equal distance between each one.
Eclectic: Mix different sizes, styles, and types of art. This works best if there's some common element tying them all together, like color or theme.
Vertical or Horizontal Line: This is great for narrow spaces. Just line up your frames in a single row or column.
Salon Style: This is a more traditional, European style where frames are hung closely together from floor to ceiling. It's a great way to make a big impact, but it requires a lot of pieces.
At the end of the day, hanging art is a personal process, and there are no strict rules. Experiment with different layouts, arrangements, and pieces until you find what speaks to you.
For example, my Yellow Monster Poster can add a playful touch to a children's room, while the Sunset Poster might bring a calming aura to your office.
Remember, it's all about creating a space that feels like home and showcases your unique style. So have fun with it, and let your walls speak for you!
If you want more tips on selecting the right art for your space, transforming your living room, or creating your personalized gallery wall, explore more on my blog.
Now, go forth and hang your art like a pro!