How to Properly Hang Your Art
First, select the proper hardware for your art. Whether it’s a heavy framed mirror or an unframed canvas, be sure you have the correct hardware to safely support and secure your art. Also note the type of surface it will attach to (drywall, stucco, plaster, paneling, etc.).Consider these hardware options:
- Picture Hook
- Plastic Anchor
- Toggle Bolt
- Mirror Hangers
Ask the framing professionals at Deck The Walls for the best method best for your art and wall type.
Second, determine the appropriate height. Here’s a simple formula used by most professionals when hanging art:
- Measure up 60” from the floor
- To this, add half the height of the framed picture
- Subtract the distance between the top of the frame and the hanger or top of the wire
That’s the ideal spot for your picture hanger. If the art will typically be viewed from a seated position or if it is being hung over a low piece of furniture, the art can be hung slightly lower.
Finally, level it out. Use a carpenter’s level to make sure your art is hanging level on your wall. If you don’t have a level, hold a half-full glass of water along the top of the frame.