Anyone that has tried to hang art before that it is not as easy as it looks. Somehow art galleries can always do it perfectly and yet we are all here struggling to get the nails in line! As a standard, art is usually hung at 144cm at the centre of the artwork. This might be confusing, especially since not everyone is the same height! 144cm is the average eye line height but it is also a great height to allow for the artwork to be the centre of attention in the room. Now, there are a plethora of questions surrounding the if’s and but’s about this standard. What if the ceilings are tall? What if there is a television underneath? But it is important to remember that this is just an average.
Picking the right artwork for a room is of utmost importance. If the ceilings are high, then there is no point putting a small artwork in. Instead, opt for a tall and skinny artwork that will draw the eye to the artwork instead of how tall the ceilings are. Similarly, if the ceilings are small and you hang a horizontally long and thin artwork in this is accentuate how short the ceilings are. Ensuring that the accessories under the artwork match the in colour tone or theme is of utmost importance. It is important to tie together all of the colours as a way of ensuring the room flows.
Now, this is all referring to a single artwork being hung on a wall. What about photo gallery walls though? This has become a recent trend where posters are framed and hung on walls in a cluttered pattern. When done correctly this can make the wall look amazing! Again, 144cm should be the height of the centre piece in the gallery wall and spread out from there. When styling these photo gallery style walls it is important to have a running theme throughout and avoid using family photos. A running colour tone or colour throughout all of the images will allow the wall to flow and look professional rather than like it is just a home job.