Whether you are hanging one large piece or a lot of small ones, determining the proper placement of your artwork can sometimes seem daunting. Here's a guide on how to hang artwork to make the process a little bit easier, and maybe even fun. It can be tough to gauge how large or how small a piece of art should be so it doesn't overpower or get swallowed up by the wall you are hanging it on. You want to maintain a certain balance of white or negative space.
Is Bigger better?
While a bigger picture is almost always better, it is important to take the size of your wall into account when choosing your art. If you have a large, blank wall in your home and want to hang a work of art, you will need to use a very large size. On a large wall like that, even a piece such as 24" x 24" would look tiny.
As a general rule, hang the artwork so that the center point of the piece or grouping is approximately eye level; think of groupings as a single unit. For example, you may want to consider hanging art slightly lower in a dining room, since you are sitting down when you are looking at it.
Here is a good trick to figure out the general size that is appropriate for your wall: Use the Sunday newspaper. Take a full spread and tape it up in the area where the final print would hang. If it is too big fold it in half and re-tape it. Using the newspaper in place of the artwork will help you rough out the size you will need for your wall.
Art hung over a piece of furniture should not be wider than the width of the furniture, a general principle being that the art should be about 75% the width of the furniture. Anything narrower than that has the potential of losing visual impact on the wall and just get swallowed up with the excess white space.
Choose smaller pieces for narrow walls and larger pieces for big walls. For anything above a mantle - The artwork* should cover at least half the width of the mantle space. (* - Artwork can be one single image or it can be several prints together).
custom Framing options
All frames are sold unframed. We do offer framing on sizes up to 24" x 36" . They can either be framed in traditional wood frames or plexi mounted. Customers and design professionals are welcome to contact us for custom size and framing quotes.
The frames are each handcrafted to a gallery-quality frame with sustainably-harvested wood profile in your choice of Black, White, Natural Maple or Natural Walnut. It is possible to add an archival 6-ply, acid-free conservation level matboardto the frame that protects your artwork. Framed artwork will arrive with all necessary instructions and hardware for hanging. As each frame is custom made by hand, please allow an additional 2 weeks for your delivery.
We have partnered with our friends at Duggal to offer high quality custom plexi framing. Gallery plexi-prints are stunning gallery/museum pieces used by top artists around the world for presentations. The image is face mounted and beautifully finished with flamed polished edges. It is backed by archival acid free museum board and a metal brace. Each frame is custom made. Please allow an additional 2-3 weeks for delivery.