The Principals To Framing Art

Below is the best advice from experts that will guide you to hang up and care for your art 

1. Track your screen. Before picking up a hammer, plan where each dot should go

2. trust your instincts Always go with what makes you feel good. This is especially true when hanging artwork in spaces influenced by furniture and architectural elements such as mantels or arches. For this, ask a friend to hold the piece while you sit and stand watching it. It's common to hang art too high, which makes the art appear as if it's floating by itself. When in doubt, hang low so the artwork has more relation to the furniture or architecture.

3. Use a tape measure. This is important, especially when hanging in hallways, stairwells, corners, or anywhere that lacks strong furniture or architectural features. For these areas, hang the pieces so that the bottom is 58″-60″ off the ground. In such a space, when hanging one piece of art above the other, make the midpoint between the two 58″–60″; Then space the edges of the frames two inches apart.

4.Embrace irregularities. The art pool can flow like a cloud or loose from a heavy triangle at the top or fall in a grid-like pattern. First place your art on the floor under the wall and play. To attach the pieces to the wall, measure the full height and width of each piece, then mark the extreme points on the wall with painter's tape. From there it starts to hang.

Remember, imperfection is more than okay. While the golden number for spacing between works is two inches, don't be too strict.

5. Don't string everything together. “People are often tempted to align a piece with the center of a ledge or with the height of a nearby mantel or sofa. This ends up looking monotonous; Instead, they strive to give each artwork its own horizon line and keep the entire space dynamic.

6. Use the images to create focus. Some images have the ability to grab attention and even set a mood. For example, if you are hanging a group of works with a portrait from the side, position the portrait so that it faces the group, not away from it. Or if the same portrait is near a window, place it on the side of the window where it faces into the room and not out the window.

Similarly, darker pieces have more visual weight, so ILevel places them higher up in a group so all focus doesn't pool at the bottom.

7. Leave some blank walls. "This happens by default, once you've hung your favorite pieces in the spots that make the most sense, you're left with some blank walls. Leave her alone.

The existing art effect will be even stronger and more charming with some negative space.

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