How to Properly Hang Your Photo Or Art Frames

Pictures frames, art work, and even butterfly collections truly make a room more beautiful. They bring life to otherwise boring and plain walls. They also show photos of memorable events and artsy craftwork whether done by family members or other well-known people.

Hanging frames is an art in itself and how you place them and hang them can really emphasize or otherwise diminish the beauty of the photo or art work. Just like any other thing you put on your wall, hanging framed artwork should be done with a keen eye to the surrounding decor.

Here are some basic steps to ensure that your frames will look more beautiful and that the photo or art work in them will be highlighted and focused on.

– Determine the layout that you want to have. It can be a series of frames in a slightly arched position or maybe arrangements similar to layouts seen on a dice.
– Next, try out this layout by placing cardboard or any piece of paper across the wall using the layout that you want. You can immediately see whether it is exactly what you have in mind. Remember to use paper or cardboard that is almost the same size as your frames. You can outline the frames and then cut them out to get the sizes. This way, you can also identify the placements of the frames according to size. A visual trial always works best.
– If your placement doesn’t seem too appealing, try another layout. Your layout will also be affected when you have items hanging from the ceiling at low elevation.
– It is important that the frames can be seen at eye level.
– Have prominent markings when you finalize your placement. Placing nails in the wall will not be easy to remove in case you change your mind or miscalculate. That scar on the wall will not look too good, so be sure to measure carefully.
– Have equal distance between the frames and do not put one too far or too close to the next one. This way, you will be able to have balance in the room through the placement of the frames.
– Note the positions of lights in the room as well. Since framed art is generally composed of glass material on the front, you may want to keep the frames a bit farther from the lights as the light can reflect on the glass making the image of the picture less visible.

Make sure that the frames and the clips are sturdy so they do not fall. Especially if you are hanging frames on a wooden wall, be mindful about the strength of the nails and how they are attached. One important factor is the depth or how deep the nail is inside the wall. For thin double-faced walls, use smaller nails so that the frames on the other side are not affected. With a little planning and coordination, you can make your walls look beautiful with your framed artwork and photographs.