An artwork is that finishing touch to any room which, if not done the right way, can easily end up sticking like a sore thumb. While we understand that putting artwork to use on the walls might be a tricky part, but it isn’t that hard to get it right. All it takes is some tips and tricks, and you can become a pro at hanging all the pieces on the walls of your room in no time. There are some unspoken rules that you might or might not have heard about when it comes to hanging artworks. And that’s what this article is all about. We will be explaining to you about all the basic rules that it takes to hang the artwork on the wall of your rooms correctly. We are here to help you out by creating an ultimate guide for you that will help you put all your wall arts the right way every time.
Consider the size of the artwork
The first and foremost thing to consider while picking artwork for your home is that it should be of the appropriate size for the spot where you are planning to hang it. No matter if you have excellent hanging skills, but if the size of an artwork is not correct, all your efforts, the money will simply be of no use. Wall art that is either too big or too small for the wall is going to be futile and will also look out of place. Therefore, every time you plan to buy a piece of art for your home, take the size of it into consideration.
For instance, if you are planning to hang an artwork behind a piece of furniture, the ideal way to put it up is to make sure that the length of the furniture piece is longer than the artwork from either side or simply look for artwork that is two-third the length of the piece of furniture.
The placement of the artwork
The placement of the artwork is the second most thing that really matters here. In general, the rule of thumb to hang the artwork was that it should be placed at an eye-level. But someone who is 5’1″ will have a different outlook and eye level than someone who is taller than 6 feet, which makes this whole rule thing an arbitrary one. You can use another trick, which is to keep the center of the piece of artwork 57 inches from the floor. Begin with measuring the length/height of the picture and then divide the number by two to find its center. After that, you should measure the distance from the nail hook to the top of the frame, then subtract the result from half of the picture’s height and, at last, add the formed number to 57. The final number you have got will be used to measure the distance up the wall, which will be used to make a mark to hang the piece.
How to hang the wall art
Now that the main part is done, it’s time to hang the piece of art, which is one of the most crucial things to do. There’s no need to involve another person to get this job done for you as you yourself will be able to get it done the right way. All you will need is paper and some tape. You can begin by tracing your artwork on paper and then taking a cut out of it to use it as a template. You can make markings on the template to keep it clear where all the hooks or the picture wiring will be placed. You can use all the markings that you made on the template to match up with the nail mark on the wall. Keep everything secured with the help of a tape. This will allow you to see how the wall is going to look like once you are done with everything. If you feel completely satisfied with the end result, go ahead and place the nail in the spot you have marked. After that hang the picture and you will be good to go.
Creating a gallery wall
A gallery wall isn’t that hard as it sounds. A lot of people shy away from creating one of these for their homes, but the fear of getting it wrong or not being able to make the arrangement look aesthetically pleasing stops them from having one in their home. But in reality, creating a gallery wall doesn’t require a lot of effort; in fact, it’s pretty easy to get started with. Once you have bought and collected all the pieces, arrange them on the floor first rather than going for the wall straight away. This way, it will be easier for you to make some changes if the layout doesn’t look appealing to you.