How To- Proper Frame Placement | Family Photo Session

If you are a do it yourselfer and have purchased your digital files, how do you know if you are hanging your family photo session portraits on the wall correctly? In this post we will talk about how to best hang your photos on the wall so you can finish up your diy projects with confidence! (Side note, my hubby and I will come and hang your gallery if you chose to invest in one from us!)

This blog post is inspired by a very informative article my custom framer wrote.

So what size should you choose? How high should they be hung? Where to place them?

Tip # 1:  The Most important…FILL THE SPACE!!! 

Your wall art should generally fill a large portion of the wall space you are hanging it on. You want to make sure it’s balanced and cohesive, and to do this you need to FILL THE SPACE! If you have a large wall area to fill, then multiple frames are a great way to achieve this! Below is an example of a single 12×18 arch as well as a wall art collection that show how “filling the space” is essential.

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You can clearly see how this first image with the single 12×18 Arch (considered a medium on my pricing page) is lacking in balance

And now….The Collection! This includes a 16×24 Vintage Arch (considered a large) that is flanked by two 12×18 Arches (considered medium sizes frames). Well balanced and grounded. 

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Tip #2: Placement -Vertically

When Hanging Artwork above furniture, there are some really simple rules that you can follow for correct placement. First, hang your wall art 6-12 inches above your furniture. This will keep everything balanced vertically and for the most part keep everything at the correct eye level. Below you can see the huge difference this makes in the vertical (floor to ceiling) feel of things.

The first Image feels top heavy

 But….by keeping the images closer to the furniture, the second example feels like everything is balanced!

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Tip #3: Placement- Horizontally.

When hanging artwork keep your images spaced around 3-4 inches apart from each other. You should also make sure that your furniture is slightly longer than your artwork. Think of a triangle. Your eye naturally wants to start at the tip of the triangle and work it’s way down. This is how your eye should move when regarding wall art that is placed above furniture. This may require adding or subtracting a piece. 

This first image shows how spacing art too far apart, and beyond the length of the furniture, throws the entire balance of the wall off. Your eye is moving all over the place. 

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And now…..spaced 3-4 inches apart with the furniture longer than the wall art. Creates a slight triangle for your eye to follow. 

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So there you go! Some very easy, but hugely important tips on wall art placement!

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All images in this blog post were graciously provided by manufacturer.

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