How to Determine Where to Hang Artwork (Part 2)
Before we hang your artwork, photography, or special projects, here are some more tips to help you determine the best locations for hanging. For more ideas on hanging pictures, see Part 1.
Grab a partner to hold something on the wall approximately where you think you might want your item hung. Step back and see what you think. Revisit it later. If you don’t like it, then move on and try a different location.
When hanging pictures in small spaces, choose small items to hang. When working with big spaces, choose big pieces or lots of pieces to hang. In other words, one very large wide-open wall will swallow a tiny 8″ x 10″ framed picture. Conversely, an over-sized portrait of John Lennon would look absurd in a short and narrow hallway. Think about proportions: avoid cramping the space and the artwork.
If you have an interior designer or decorator, always consult with them on where to hang your items because that’s what you pay them for.
What to do Before We Come to Hang Your Stuff
Before we come to hang your artwork or other valuables, gather all of your pieces and lean them against the walls where you think you want them to go. Then shuffle them around and see if you can find a better location that is more suitable according to proportions, style, etc. Even if you can’t decide before we arrive, we have an eye for this kind of thing and can help you come to a quick conclusion.
These are not laws, they are simply tips and guidelines to follow for aesthetic appeal. It’s your house or office so do whatever you feel comfortable with. We’ll help you hang them no matter what.