A house isn’t complete without a work of art—or several! At first, summoning the bravery to hang stuff on those bare walls may seem overwhelming. Nonetheless, you’ll be glad you did after you have your gallery wall up and can view your favorite images and paintings every day.

Adding hanging artwork to your home or any other space can be very interesting. In fact, it adds up to the look. At the same time, deciding where to place it and how to arrange it can be a tad bit stressful. The trick is to know how and where to hang art. It can be hung in any corner of your home, the kitchen, dining room, bathroom, or bedroom, you name it. Hanging wall art can even enhance the vibe of your office. After all, empty plain walls are boring, right?

If you’re confused about where to place artwork, we’re here to guide you through. We’ve got a few tips and tricks to help you place hanging wall art. Stay tuned!

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Design by: Jessica Crosby


A lot of individuals tend to hang artwork too high. Keep this in mind: On center, 57′′. This implies the center of not the hook but, the art piece which should be 57 inches from the floor. Used as a standard in many galleries and museums, this 57-inch standard is to reflect the specific human eye-height. It also gives a sense of equilibrium in the home since all of your artwork will be aligned along the same visual axis.

This rule does have a few exceptions: If your ceilings are particularly low (less than 8-9 feet), divide the vertical length of your wall into quarters and hang your work in the third quadrant up from the floor. If you’re hanging art over a sofa, allow about 8-10 inches above the back of the sofa, even if this violates the 57-inch guideline. Take note of the space between your artwork and the point where the wall meets the ceiling.

a row of colorful paintings on a white wall.

Photography by: Troy VanLangen-Above the Horizon Media


Another typical blunder we find is art that is far too tiny for the area. Big art might be a daunting purchase (and an expense), but in general, the art you hang should have the same shape and orientation as the wall it’s aiming to occupy.

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Design by: Cate Ball

Photography by: Troy VanLangen-Above the Horizon Media


A gallery wall might be one of the most appreciated and admired characteristics of a place. This style works best when you mix and match different sorts of wall hangings, such as pictures, prints, paintings, text pieces, and even wall sculptures.

Begin with a star piece to structure the composition when making a gallery wall. Hang this piece like you would a solo piece, with the focal point at eye level, then work your way out from there. A suitable distance between artworks is five to ten centimeters.

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Design by: Jessica Crosby

Photography by: Troy VanLangen-Above the Horizon Media


Do you lack the time and patience to create a salon-style gallery wall? Organize in a unique way and install wall art in unexpected areas. Don’t restrict yourself to the bounds of a room! Layering various pieces may create a fascinating and complex effect. If you have a huge piece of art, consider resting it against the wall rather than hanging it for a more contemporary and casual aesthetic.

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If you are still struggling with your artwork, consider working with one of our experienced designers. They can look at your space and let you know the solution that’s best for you. If you are in need of artwork, please stop into our shop to view our collection (we also have a few items online).


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