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Wall Prints I How High Should I hang My Art?

When hanging framed art prints, you might wonder how high up you should be hanging them? Consider these two things before making any holes in your walls:

Furniture

An easy guideline for hanging art is sticking to around eye level, or about 57-63 inches off the ground. This may vary if your furniture is much taller or shorter and the distance seems odd. If that's the case, hang the framed art print around 4-8 inches above it. One of the most common beginner interior design mistakes is hanging art too far up away from the furniture.

Eye Line

Think about the space in terms of usage. For example, in a living room, you will be sitting more than standing, which can change your eye line. It might be a good idea to hang a piece lower around some furniture so that you're not craning your neck to look at it. Hanging art lower can also provide interesting vignettes in a space. 

Framed Modern Landscape Art Print

Wall Prints I 5 Tips For Styling Art on Shelves

Subject Matter

Consider your space, is your office or living room minimalist and modern, or in a more transitional design style? If it's more traditional, go for a classical print or maybe a small more landscape. If your space is modern, perhaps opt for an abstract or bold colourful line art piece.

Colour Palette

Do you want this piece to be the focal point of your shelf, or is it meant to be more subtle and blend into the shelf? Neutral pieces are always a safe bet to style on a shelf, but consider playing around with a fun pop of colour.

Size

If the art piece is being styled on a shelf, keep it smaller, perhaps an 8x10 or a 10x13 framed art print. These look great on modern shelves and won't look out of place or too big.

Frame

The frame should be a simple frame, a neutral wood or black frame is a perfect choice to style on a shelf. These simple thinner wood framed art prints are a classic style.

Accessories

Lastly, how do you style the shelf around your new art piece? Remebr to stagger the heights of the objects on the shelf. Add a few taller objects such as candle sticks, vases or books, and some smaller pieces like wooden bowls or small pottery.
Framed modern art print on office shelf

Wall Prints I 3 Tips For Styling Small Art Prints

Shelf

Small artworks can make a wall feel incredibly empty. They tend to draw the eye and seem out of proportion with the space. Instead of hanging a single small art print on the wall, style it on an art shelf.

Accessories

Beside your small art print on your shelf, consider adding some accessories. This could be anything from candle sticks, to books and potted plants. Try to vary the height of these objects so that the shelf looks visually balanced. For example, place one smaller decor piece, and one larger one beside a the artwork. It's best to decorate in uneven numbers, so consider adding three or five small accessories.

Sets/Gallery Wall

If you're set on hanging the small art print, try to hang it in a set or gallery wall. This way the piece is more proportionate to the space.
Framed Small Art Print on Art Shelf