Three Simple Rules for Hanging Your Artwork

 Sometimes hanging art can be challenging to navigate. Where do you start? Do you wing it? Here are three simple rules for hanging art that we love to live by.

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  1. Hang art at eye level (average is hanging the center of the artwork 57 inches from the ground) or 4-6 inches above furniture. 
  2. Make sure your artwork is to scale and large enough to fill the space. Improperly sized art can leave too much space and look amateur. If the art is going above a sofa or console, the piece should be approximately 2/3 width of the furniture. Most people call this the 50-80% rule. However, when you're hanging wall art above your bed, that can be another set of rules. 
  3. Use the 57” rule to build out your gallery wall. Start with the piece you love most as an anchor or focal point, and build the rest out from there. Using symmetry when spacing is key!

Why are these three things important? 

Properly hanging wall art enhances the room's appeal, creating a balanced composition that complements the decor. It ensures the artwork becomes a focal point, adding interest and creating a cohesive design. Consideration of proportion and scale prevents overpowering or lost art. Securely hanging art ensures stability, avoiding damage or injury. It also protects artwork from environmental factors, preserving it for longer enjoyment. If you stick to these 3 key rules, we know you'll have the perfect space with your Cove Prints wall art!

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