Hanging Pictures

Reblogger John McCormack
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com

Hanging Pictures

Do you have a problem hanging pictures.  Wondering if you have the right height, place and what you need to secure your pictures?  If so read Kathy Streib's informative tips on hanging pictures correctly and easily.

Original content by Kathy Streib

Boca Raton Interior Redesign  FAQ’s-Got the Picture!

Whether you’re selling your home in Boca Raton or are planning a DIY Get the picturehome project, these Boca Raton Home Interior Redesign FAQ tips can help you bring order to your pictures.    Often I see clients take great pains in maintaining their home and making sure things are just so but when they decide to hang their treasures it’s as if they see a blank space, grab their hammer and nails and as long as it’s straight and doesn’t fall down consider it done.

Put the hammer down!


Hanging pictures is not a mystical trick that only trained decorators know.  
And keep in mind while there are guidelines,  it’s still your home and you choose the rules!  

Tip - Every blank wall does not have to have something on it and

every picture you own does not have to be hung.   


Something I see in so many homes is that photos, pictures, artwork are hung in any blank space there is with disregard for size, space or visual impact.


Tip-Sofas-pictures hung above a sofa should be between 4-8 inches (some say 3-6, others 5-9”).  The point is you don’t want a lot of space between the top of your sofa and the bottom of your picture.   Visually you want the viewer to take in the sofa and picture as a whole.  

One other point- you don’t want your picture (or picture area)  to be longer than your sofa.  Always keep proportion.. having  your picture cover about ⅔ of the wall above the sofa.  

Tip-  Look Me in the Eye!  I think we’ve all heard this... hang your pictures at eye level- roughly having the center of the picture between 60-65” off the floor.  An exception?  If the art is hung in the dining room, for example, where the viewing is from a seated position, then you can groups of picturesgo lower.

Tip- In staging we speak of “clutter”... to me that translates to distracting.  The same could be said of too many small pictures scattered on the wall.  A better option would be larger pictures of groupings where each group is like one larger picture.

Tip- Size does matter.   Admit it... you’ve cringed when you saw this little picture on a big wall.  Distracting isn’t it?  Or conversely when the wall seemed to be engulfed by this too large picture.  

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Interior Design FAQ’s !

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Groupings and Other Showing Options.

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