Arranging Wall Art: 5 Points to Keep in Mind

The first step in hanging wall art is determining where each piece should go. But when you’ve got a very large abstract canvas, or an odd-numbered stack of petite nautical prints, choosing where to hang is often the most daunting task.

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You might find yourself staring at a blank wall and thinking what now? Well, there is no such thing as an accurate science when it comes to creating a gallery wall, and no two will be alike. Below are 5 pointers that will help you on how to select, arrange, and hang your wall art:

5 Points to Remember When Arranging Wall Art

1. Size matters

While you might say that size doesn’t matter, it does when it comes to arranging wall art interior. The width of art hanging over a piece of furniture does not exceed the width of the furniture, with a general rule of thumb being that the art should be between 50-75 percent of the width of the furniture.

Choosing the proper wall artwork differs depending on the room and wall space. For small spaces like the bathroom and stair landing, one small canvas or group of small sequential canvases is perfect and gives a window effect. Light colors enhance this effect. 

On the other hand, for large spaces, big frames or a gallery wall are preferred which balance out a large space or a high wall. An example of this is a Christian Wall Art that we usually see in our kitchen or a huge 5 Panel Wall Art in your living area. 

Note that large spaces can handle slightly larger spacing than small spaces. Select smaller canvas prints for narrow walls and larger canvas wall art for large walls. 

2. Select & Pair your Art


If you’re using art from your collection or going out to buy new pieces, there are a few rules to follow to make your gallery wall feel seamless in terms of color palette and art types. 

First is you should stick to a color palette and repeat colors across your pieces 2-3 times to tie everything together. Not every piece needs to have the same color, but every piece should have 1-2 other pieces that share a similar color or tone to it.

The second is you need to vary your art styles. Mix various types of canvas paint and print for a truly dynamic gallery wall. It adds texture to the wall and ensures that each piece stands out without competing with the others.

Lastly, create asymmetrical balance. If you have a group of prints that aren’t the same but share at least one common feature, such as subject matter or color scheme, this is a great solution. You can arrange the pieces asymmetrically and still achieve a pleasing ‘organic’ balance. 

But among these rules, if you still don’t know or like to pair and mix your art wall, you can try a 5 Panel Wall Art that will unquestionably look appealing in your home. It is easy to assemble and without any effort, makes your home imaginative.

3. Arrange Before Nails

Before starting to hang your canvases, lay everything out first. It can either be on a table or the floor. This is greatly advisable to avoid feeling bad once we hang our wall art. This also lets you have a view of what your pieces would look like together, and most especially, you won’t regret anything because you won’t have to create holes in the wrong places.

After laying everything, move the pieces around until you have an arrangement that you like then lay the pieces out on a large piece of kraft paper or wrapping paper and then trace around each piece. Mark the hanging points from the back of the art onto the kraft paper then, tape the paper to the wall and hammer in the nails. Remove the paper, and voila, you now have a guide for you to continue your wall art.

4. Hang artwork at eye level

Another very important point to keep in mind is to hang your artwork at eye level. A common mistake when it comes to art installation is hanging pieces neck-craning high. Again, The midpoint of art should be between 57 and 60 inches from the floor, according to a good rule of thumb.

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If most members of your household are small, aim for the lower end of the range while in rooms with ceilings higher than eight feet, artwork can be hung a little higher than 60 inches off the floor. Another thing to remember is that the dining room wall decoration arrangement, like a Christian Wall Art, should be slightly lower, to enjoy looking at it most while you are sitting down. 

For continuity, once you’ve decided on a midpoint, stick with it. Consider a series of works as if it were a single work of art. Place pictures so that the center point of the piece or grouping is at approximately eye level.

5. Proper placement 

The majority of walls are hollow, with relatively soft plaster or drywall covering a solid lumber framework. The boards, or studs, behind such a wall provide sufficient protection for any item hung on it, but they can be difficult to find and spaced where you want them. So for surfaces other than wood, an ordinary nail or screw is usually inadequate.

For concrete block or brick walls, you can use lead wall plugs, available at most building supply stores, to support a hanging screw. You then utilize a power drill with a carbide-tipped bit to create a hole for the plug then tap the plug into place and insert the screw. Hardware dealers can recommend the correct screw and bit sizes. But if you don’t want to damage your walls and create holes there are also available strips and adhesives as substitutes. 

A wooden surface, on the other hand, is something you can’t worry about. Almost everything can be hung on it. The most common type of hanging hardware, in this case, is a supply of wood screws. Wood screws are simple to mount with only a screwdriver because of their pointed ends and sharp grooves.

Louie is the father behind the travel blog He has a background in photography, E-commerce, and writing product reviews online at ConsumerReviews24. Traveling full time with his family was his ultimate past-time. If he’s not typing at his laptop, you can probably find him watching movies.

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