Do you ever feel like something is missing from your living room or that the walls are too bare and bland? Hanging artwork above your sofa or mantle can be a great personal touch to your home but it can also be tricky to get it just right. Here are 3 tips on how to hang artwork in your living room so that it looks both beautiful and professional.
1. Choose the Right Artwork
The first step to refreshing those walls is choosing the right piece of art for the space. It's important to consider the size and scale of the artwork relative to its surroundings. If you are unsure of what size might feel right to you a helpful hint is to tape out the size you're considering with blue painter's tape, let that live in your space for a couple of days, and see how it feels. And most importantly, make sure whatever artwork you choose reflects your own personal style and taste. We recommend always buying what speaks to you and that you will cherish.
Art by Katie Brickman
2. Measure Your Positioning Point
Once you have chosen your piece it is time to get measuring. You want to hang your art so it is centered above the furniture/mantle and that the bottom of the art is roughly 8"-10" above your furniture/mantle; if you hang the artwork too high it won't feel connected to the room. Hanging multiple pieces? Leave about 2"-5" between each piece to ensure a balanced look.
Art by Valerie Leuchs
3. Hang with Care & Enjoy!
Have the perfect spot measured out? Time to grab the hammer and nails! Be extra careful when hammering nails into your walls; use a level if necessary so that your piece hangs straight. Step back and enjoy your new artwork! You will be amazed at how the perfect piece(s) can change the look and feel of your whole room.
Art by Carson Overstreet
Need help deciding what might work best for your space? Take our quiz to find out what your art style is!