# What is the formula for hanging pictures?

## What is the formula for hanging pictures?

When hanging something at an average eye level, position its center 57 to 60 inches from the floor. Use the following formula: Divide the height of the frame by two; from that number, subtract the distance from the top of the frame to the hanging hardware; add this number to 57, 58, 59, or 60.

### How do you arrange pictures on a wall?

Aim for 3–6 inches between each piece of wall art and around all sides of the frames. Arrange larger art with more space between frames, and group smaller art closer together. Also, make sure there is plenty of space between the frames and trim and molding so the gallery has room to breathe.

#### How high should I hang a picture on the wall?

A good rule of thumb is to hang art so that its midpoint is between 57 and 60 inches from the floor. Aim for the lower end of the range if most members of your household are on the short side; in rooms with ceilings higher than eight feet, artwork can be hung a little higher than 60 inches off the floor.

Should picture be hung at the same height?

If you hang all your photos using the 57 inches rule, then the centers of all of your frames should be at the same height, even if your collection includes pieces of different heights. Hard lines, like those created from matching the tops of the frames, can look very harsh in a room.

Should you center a picture on the wall?

Ideally, artwork should be hung at eye level, where it is easiest to enjoy. Positioning your artwork so the center point of the picture hangs approximately 57” from the floor will help create a consistently harmonious look throughout your house.

## Where should pictures be hung?

We suggest hanging your art so that the vertical center (the middle of the frame) is 57″ (inches) above the floor, or at your eye-level if it’s in a hallway or entryway where you’re usually walking past it. That goes for single pieces (photos, paintings, posters) as well as arrangements like gallery walls.

### How many different types of gallery wall templates are there?

Since art comes in different shapes and sizes (and since people have different preferences regarding gallery walls), I’ve included 21 templates for you to choose from. Some are minimalist; others are maximalist. But all of them are sure to make the DIY gallery wall of your dreams a little more within reach.

#### How do the frame templates work?

The individual frame or frame section templates retain all of the visual details and hardware hanging positions so that you still get flawless hanging. No matter how you hang the templates, what you see is what you get. Combine templates seamlessly for a wide variety of custom looks. Multiple sets can be stacked or used side by side.

How many pieces of art do you need for a gallery wall?

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How does picturewall grow with you?

Your Picturewall gallery can grow with you… over time. Combine multiple sets seamlessly to fill any size space. Each Picturewall® kit comes with BOTH Pre-View Templates > you decide which template you would like to use. These 2 templates are the – basic building blocks – for the Perfect Picturewall system.