How to Hang Art

When hanging art, the rule of thumb is that a painting is hung 60 inches from the floor, which is the average eye level.

  • Hang work on two hooks (spaced out side by side, at about 1/3 and 2/3 away from one edge) which will keep the painting straight.
  • For salon groupings, start with an anchor as a focal point.
  • Hang other works in a pattern around this, remembering that it’s not about the size of artworks, it’s about balance.
  • If you’re worried about making unnecessary nail marks, lay the artworks on the floor before hanging them directly to the wall.