Picture hanging tips for your living room

Before you start hammering, remember that art in a living room is enjoyed from a sitting position, so keep your wall arrangements hanging low.

Here are a few tips:

  • Make sure your sofa is placed exactly where you want it before pounding your first nail in.
  • Your artwork should be at least 2/3 of the length of your sofa to create balance between your wall arrangement and your couch.
  • If your artwork or grouping is wider than the width of your sofa, it will overwhelm it instead of enhancing it.
  • The bottom of your frame(s) should hang at approximately 8” to 10” above the back of your sofa. Of course there are exceptions depending on whether you are hanging 1 piece or a combination of 2, 3 or more. You might have to play with those measurements at bit.
  • Hanging your artwork too high will look like it’s floating away from the couch instead of being connected to it.
  • Have someone hold your artwork for you while you step back, sit down and have a look.
  • Depending on the pieces you are hanging, it’s generally a good idea to leave 2” to 5” in between each frame.
  • Hanging frames too far apart will look like you are trying to fill the wall instead of connecting each piece of art.
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