How to correctly center artwork on the wall is one of the most popular questions we get asked:
Q: I have a piece of furniture that is not located in the center of the wall. If I want to hang a piece of art above it, should the art be centered on the furniture or on the wall?
When hanging your pictures, always hang them in relation to the furniture sitting below. With your couch off-centered on the wall, focus on hanging your painting centered above the couch to create a great focal point for your living room. As you see in the bottom image, if you were to hang your piece centered with the wall, the entire furniture arrangement would look out of balance.
For more tips on hanging artwork above a sofa, check out this related blog post “Easy tips for hanging pictures above a couch”. Learn more about our Hang & Level™ picture hanging tool, and shop online at UTR Decorating.
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