tips & tricks for hanging up your pictures
Choose a ThemeTips & Tricks for the perfect hanging of your pictures
Which image is important to you? Which still and which pictures do you want to combine?
The selection of your pictures is at the beginning of each hanging. What do you want to highlight?
Is there a theme for your image selection? Is the colour of the works important or are there similar motifs in terms of content? A self-contained hanging looks particularly expressive.
Determine the location of your hanging
What wall should the works hang on? Are there any larger wall surfaces and
should their pictures be used in a certain place? Larger image formats require more space, smaller image formats also work in smaller rooms. In both cases, a colour neutral wall is suitable. Do you have a colorful patterned wallpaper?
Here frame or passe-partout create calming surfaces between the pictures.
The right light
Changing daylight or artificial lighting strongly influence the colour and detail of their motifs. Avoid dark corners or direct sunlight that can bleach your favorite picture. Ideal are even and diffuse lighting or accentuated set gallery spots.
Involve your facility
For a harmonious hanging, the proportions of your facility play a crucial role:
Large-format images look optimal via massive dressers, in addition to a filigree side table of smaller formats. Rule of thumb: The image or ensemble of the hanging is 2/3 to 3/4 as wide as the piece of furniture. Allow your hanging enough space to unfold, for example, over the sofa, a distance between the upper sofaedge and the underside of the frame of the image from 20 to 30 cm is sufficient.
At eye level
What height should your images hang at? What room should your pictures hang in? Do you show your pictures in the hallway, living room, bedroom, office or practice? How the viewer moves through the room and the height at which he looks at the pictures determines the height of your hanging. Ideally, works hang with their centre of the picture at eye level or to a third above and two-thirds below. Especially detailed motifs can only be seen in their subtleties. Professionals trust in the same distance of 1.5 m from the floor to the centre of the picture.
Let our hanging variants inspire you. What do you like? Do you rather like clear lines or rather random hangings. Different formats, frames and motifs can be combined to form a harmonious whole. Whichever arrangement you choose – a simple help is the horizontal and vertical lines and image edges. Carry on imaginary and find your favorite arrangement through intersections and Rows.
Try your arrangements
First, make a sketch of your wish hanging. You can also cut individual papers or cardboard boxes the size of your pictures and glue them together in the desired intervals at the desired intervals. You get a sense of the formats in the interplay. Another option is to spread the pictures in front of you on the floor and sort them over until you have the desired arrangement in front of you.
How is your wall sourced? Is it made of plasterboard or is its wall made of solid masonry? How hard is your picture? Are there enough nails or do you need screws and dowels? Start with the central image of your grouping, arrange everyone else around this image. Mark where you attach the screws or nails. You can drill holes through the sample sheets (step 7) and remove the paper again. If you need multiple screw/nails per image or want to attach different images at the same height, it is best to use a water scale.
Ruler, spirit level, hammer, pliers, screws dowels, nails and markers for marking, various papers, scissors, cutter, painter’s tape, right angles, cord, cotton gloves, hand drill, drill. Boesner