10 Common mistakes to avoid when hanging art

Abstract artist, Claire Desjardins, hangs artworks at exhibition

Hanging art can instantly transform your living space, but it requires careful consideration. Unfortunately, many people make common mistakes that undermine the impact of their art. In this post, we'll explore 10 mistakes people often make when hanging art and provide practical tips to avoid them.

Interior decor: abstract paintings hanging in a sunroom.
  1. Hanging art too high or too low: Aim for the center of the art piece to be at eye level, around 57-60 inches from the floor.

  2. Ignoring proportions: Consider the dimensions of both the wall and the artwork to ensure a balanced composition.

  3. Poor lighting: Use appropriate lighting fixtures that highlight your artwork without causing glare or fading.

  4. Ignoring the room's aesthetic: Choose artwork that complements the room's design and existing decor.

  5. Lack of cohesion: Group related pieces together to create a cohesive display.

  6. Improper hanging hardware: Use quality hooks or picture hanging systems suitable for the weight of your art.

  7. Overcrowding the wall: Curate a selection of art and leave enough space between each piece for a visually pleasing arrangement.

  8. Lack of balance: Distribute artwork evenly or use larger pieces as anchors to establish balance.

  9. Neglecting framing choices: Choose frames that complement the artwork and the room's decor.

  10. Failing to experiment and evolve: Don't be afraid to try different arrangements and allow your art collection to evolve over time.

Interior decor: installation of abstract painting in dining room.

By avoiding these common mistakes, you can ensure that your artwork takes center stage and enhances the overall aesthetic of your space. Hanging art is an art form in itself, and with careful consideration, you can create a visually stunning display that reflects your personal style and creativity.

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