If you have already found the magic piece that will transform your home for the better, congratulations! You’re half way there!
Now the question is, how can you hang your art to maximize its value?
Tip 1: 58’’ on center
If you don’t have a good reason to hang your artwork at another height, do the “58’’ on center” rule. “On center” means the middle of the artwork is always at 58’’. This standard represents the average human eye-height and is regularly used as a standard in many galleries and museums.
Tip 2: Use nails, not ropes
Use two nails instead of hooks or ropes to hang your art. Trust me, nails look better. Glasses and Acrylic frames can be dangerous when broken, so make sure your art is held tightly on the walls by making the number of nails two.
Tip 3: Use a level
It is important for the artwork to be horizontal. Use a level if you can! If you don’t have a level at home, simply measure the distance of your art to the ground from each side, and make sure they are equal.
Tip 4: Don’t worry about the marks!
One of the major concerns of using nails is that they will leave tracks on your wall, but fear not. Mix lime powder with water, and fill the gaps. This will make your wall as smooth as it was before. Art galleries use this method in order to frequently change their displays, proving its credibility.
Tip 5: Do it your way!
Guess what? There is really no absolute rule that you must follow when hanging artwork. It’s your space, so why not do it your way? You don’t even have to put art on the wall. Shelves, desks, closets…as long as you like it, anywhere can be the spark of your creativity.