Hanging Wall Décor Properly
There is always the rule of thumb we have all heard our whole lives, “Hang right above eye level.” This advice is still true! Always remember you should never have to strain your neck looking up to see a piece of art. Think of walking through a museum or art gallery, we never do anything but purely look at the art in front of us, perfectly right above or at eye level.
Make sure you have the proper tools for the job. Before choosing your items needed, you always need to know how heavy the piece is. Some items you may only need a small nail, others need a picture hanger with the appropriate weight requirements, then there are the big pieces needing a wall anchor and screw. If you find a stud located in the wall in the perfect location, Congratulations!
Nails, Screws and Wall Hangers
If you have a picture with a wire, measure from the bottom of the frame to the middle of the wire as you are pulling it taught. Take that measurement and add that to the measurement from the floor up to the where the bottom of the frame will be. This will give you the spot to put your hanger.
If you have something with a ring on each side hold them between your fingers while holding it up against the wall where you want it. While pressing it against the wall wiggle it slightly side to side. This will usually put small marks on the wall. This will give you the distance between the hooks, now all you have to do is make sure they are level.
My best advice is to make sure the room is balanced, and the art is in a location that draws the eye. As you walk into the room what is your focal point? Is the weight distributed correctly? And remember that sometimes the art is enough, I have so many clients who want more and sometimes a powerful piece is enough. Less is MORE…..ALWAYS!