Hanging a painting is a delicate moment in the decoration of a room. The painting dresses a wall; it personalizes the space. The choice of its location is decisive for a successful decoration. Depending on its weight and the nature of the wall, the method differs: here’s how to hang a painting.
1.Determine the location of the painting before hanging it
Determining the location of your painting can be tricky, depending on where you want to install it.
Choose the wall on which to hang your painting.
Once the room has been chosen, you have to select the wall on which your painting will best find its place. For it :
- Study the light: to protect the colors of your painting, avoid places where the light is direct (sunlight, but also halogen and neon), especially for markers, pastels, and inks, which will resist it very poorly.
- Take into account the color of the walls and the location of your furniture.
- Avoid dimension paradoxes: isolating a small frame on a large wall will only make it appear smaller to the eye; a large format in the corner of a wall will look smothered unless that’s the desired effect.
- Adapt it to the style of the decoration of the room: play with the size of the paintings, the color of the frames, the unity in sizes or colors, or create a sweet madness in genres.
- Determine the correct height of the painting: the frames are often hung too high. The general rule is that the center of the painting is at eye level (approximately 1.60 m).
- With a pencil, draw a few marks at the top corners of the frame.
If you have no one to hold the painting and see its effect on the wall, test the location before drilling:
- Make a template of the frame or picture in kraft paper and install it on the wall using masking tape on the space to be occupied not to tear off the paint or wallpaper when removing it.
- Step back to see the effect better, repeat if necessary, until complete satisfaction.