Hang Art Like a Pro
Put these masterful tips to work and tame your bare walls with beautiful artwork.
Measure Twice, Hang Once
These decisions won't seem so tricky if you make a map. First, measure the space the grouping will take up. Then, model it out with masking tape on the floor (or on a posterboard, etc.), marking eye level (5 1/2 feet!) for reference. Take everything into account as you measure, including furniture that will stand against the wall. If you're hanging art over a curved-back piece, as in the image at left, consider designing it so that the grouping follows the lines of the furniture. This is the time to experiment freely with spacing and proportion (and save your walls a few stray marks and nail holes).
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