How To Hang Art

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.

Step 1

Measure the height of your frame and divide the result in half (a).

Step 2

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).

Step 3

Add 60 inches (or 1500mm) to figure (c). This is your grand total (d).

Step 4

Starting from the floor, measure (d) up the wall and mark the spot with an 'x.'

Step 5

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.


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