The 3 measurements you need to hang artwork –

The 3 measurements you need to hang artwork

height to hang an artwork



So you've found the perfect piece of artwork, you pick up your hook and hammer to put the artwork up. Only to figure out that you have little to no idea where to place it.

There is definitely a science to hanging artwork properly. So here goes with the three measurements that you’ll need to take into consideration to ensure nothing goes wrong.


145cm – 155cm

The Ideal Height for Art on a Wall

8cm – 15cm

The Ideal Distance Between Pieces of Art

15cm – 20cm

The Ideal Distance Between the Bottom Edge of Art and the Top Edge of Furniture


The first number shows that your artwork should be around 145cm (or more) from the floor. If you’re hanging lots of artwork or photos, try to make this the visual center of the arrangement. Remember to map it out on the floor before you start with making holes in the walls.


The second figure shows that you should look to place pictures between 8 and 15cm between each of the artworks or frames. If there is too little room, the wall will look too crowded. Too much space and you’ll lose the connectedness between the pieces.


The last measurement is a guide to keep your artwork grounded around furniture, or a sofa, or headboard or back of a sofa. This figure might have problems, especially if you have very low profile furniture. In that case, I would suggest that you find a happy balance, bringing the center height of the art down to sit closer to the top of the furniture in the room.


Remember these this is just a guide, you should always make it your own. There is no magic formula If you have any more tips or tricks be sure to leave them in the comments! 


Peace and Print,

Claudia Cameron

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