for the perfect hanging of your pictures
Tips & tricks for the perfect hanging
You have found your personal favorite highlights at garego Artprints and need a few helpful tips about hanging your pictures.
Practical tips from gallery owners and collectors are at your disposal to perfectly stage your pictures.
Which picture is important to you? Which other and which pictures do you want to combine?
The selection of your pictures is at the beginning of every hanging. What do you want to highlight?
Is there a theme for your image selection? Is the color of the works important or are there similar motifs in terms of content?
A self-contained hanging is particularly expressive.
On which wall should the works hang?
Are there larger wall surfaces and should your pictures come into their own in a certain place?
Larger image formats require more space, while smaller image formats also work in smaller rooms.
In both cases, a color-neutral wall is suitable. Do you have a colorful patterned wallpaper?
Here, frames or passe-partouts create calming areas between the pictures.
Changing daylight or artificial lighting have a strong influence on the color strength and sharpness of detail in your motifs.
Avoid dark corners or direct sunlight, which can fade your favorite picture.
Uniform and diffuse lighting or accentuated gallery spots are ideal.
For a harmonious hanging, the proportions of your furnishings play a decisive role:
Large-format pictures look optimal over massive chests of drawers, while smaller formats look great next to a filigree side table.
Rule of thumb: the picture or ensemble of the hanging is 2/3 to 3/4 as wide as the furniture.
Leave enough space for your hanging so that it can unfold, e.g. above the sofa,
a distance between the upper edge of the sofa and the underside of the frame of the picture of 20 to 30 cm is sufficient.
At what height should your pictures hang? In which room should your pictures hang?
Do you show your pictures in the hallway, living area, bedroom, office or practice?
How the viewer moves through the room and at what height he looks at the pictures, determines the height of your hanging. Ideally, works hang with the center of the picture at eye level or one third above and two thirds below.
Motifs rich in detail can only be seen in their intricacies.
Professionals rely on the same distance of 1.5m from the floor to the center of the image.
Let yourself be inspired by our hanging variants. What do you like?
Do you prefer clear lines or rather random hangings?
Different formats, frames and motifs can be combined into a harmonious whole.
Whichever arrangement you choose – the horizontal and vertical lines of the picture edges are a simple help. Continue this imaginary and find your favorite arrangement through intersections and rows.
First make a sketch of the hanging you want.
You can also cut individual papers or cardboard boxes to the size of your pictures and stick them to the wall with painter’s tape at the desired distances from one another.
You get a feel for the formats in interaction.
Another possibility is to spread the pictures out in front of you on the floor and rearrange them until you have the desired arrangement in front of you.
What is your wall like? Is it made of plasterboard or is your wall made of solid masonry?
How heavy is your picture? Are nails enough or do you need screws and dowels?
Start with the central picture of your grouping, arrange all others around this picture.
Mark where you will attach the screws or nails. You can drill holes through the sample sheets (step 7)
and remove the paper again.
If you need several screws / nails per picture or want to attach different pictures at the same height,
it is best to use a spirit level.
Ruler, spirit level, hammer, pliers, screws, dowels, nails and pens for marking, various papers, scissors, cutter, painter’s tape, right angles, cord, cotton gloves, hand drill, drill. Boesner