How High? The Right Way to Hang Art

Tips on how to hang artwork
Tips on how to hang artwork

Hanging artwork for most of us is guesswork. This is how it usually plays out: Your friend holds up a picture, you take a few steps back, squint for a couple of seconds and then out come the commands: "a little to the left," "a little more," "nah, back to the right," "up more," "wait, not so much." Then you shrug, and decide that will do.

Though there's no foolproof, without exception, rules, we've compiled some tips to mitigate the hesitation and start you in the right direction.