The most common mistake people make when hanging pictures is hanging them way too high – an error sometimes referred to as ‘tall husband syndrome.’ Experts always recommend that paintings be hung at ‘eye level,’ but the question remains: Whose eye? I recommend that you take 'eye level' to be 60 inches, or 1500mm. This may seem too low at first, but I promise you, it’s not. If you follow the steps below, you’ll have your pictures hung perfectly in no time at all, and in a style that any gallery would be proud of.
Measure the height of your frame and divide the result in half (a).
Measure the distance between the wire at full tension and the top of the frame (b). Subtract (b) from (a) to give a third figure (c).
Add 60 inches (or 1500mm) to figure (c). This is your grand total (d).
Starting from the floor, measure (d) up the wall and mark the spot with an 'x.'
Bang a nail in at the 'x,' hang your picture, and then stand back and admire your handiwork. It's that easy! Note: You will need to measure all your pictures individually as frame size and wire tension varies, however Step 3 remains the same for all pictures.