Hanging portraits at home can be tricky. Use these steps to get the most appeal from your custom portraits!
The key to successfully hanging portraits is choosing the right location. When you identify the location where your portraits will hang, you can identify how many pieces you will need and at what size they should be.
When hanging portraits the midpoint or middle of the portrait should be at eye level which is approx. 60” from the floor. For larger walls, an arrangement of several pieces may look better than one single large print. When considering a grouping, you should have a common theme that runs through them (the same family, same location, same frames, etc) so that it is pleasing to the eye.
-Even numbers work well when they are grouped close together forming a cohesive unit.
-Odd numbers will provide a visual balance groups.
-For large walls, groups of large horizontal pictures are ideal.
When hanging portraits over pieces of furniture, the space between the artwork or its frame and the furniture item should be between 4 and 6 inches. If the portrait is placed too high it will appear as though it is floating on the wall.
Lowering your portrait from the 60” midpoint to eye level when in a seated position is appropriate for kitchens, office or anywhere else that may be a less formal and more intimate setting.
Finally, when choosing a size of your portrait for over a furniture item, it shouldn’t extend beyond 75% of the width of the furniture item, in order to keep an appropriately balanced look.
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