Tips for Picture Frame Hanging

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Here are some great tips to get you started when hanging up your custom framing!

Picture Framing Arrangement

EYE LEVEL
A general guideline is to hang the center point of the picture or grouping of pictures at eye level. Some pictures are primarily viewed while standing while other artwork is viewed while sitting. Hang pictures according to “sitting” or “standing” eye level.

AVOID DIRECT SUNLIGHT
Even with UV protective glass, artwork can fade over time when exposed to large amounts of light.

AVOID HEAT
Avoid hanging artwork directly over sources of heat such as a vent. Over time, pictures can begin to buckle or ripple inside of the frame when exposed to extreme temperature changes.

PRE-DRILL
If you live in an older home with plaster wall, it is best to pre-drill your holes to prevent crumbling.

USE A TEMPLATE 
Consider making a newspaper template of your framed art. Tape it to the wall where you think it will look best, and take a step back. It is a lot easier to reposition newspaper than it is to rehang a picture. This is especially useful when deciding on how to arrange a grouping of pictures.

SPACE PROPERLY
When hanging a grouping of picture frames, the space between the frames is important. A good suggestion is to not hang pictures more than the width of a hand apart. Too much space between the frames and your artwork will look lost.

Picture Frame Hanging

Images from: Better Homes & Gardens & Home Guides

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