How to hang pictures
Hanging pictures, much like painting them, is a balancing act of spacing, colour and proportion. As any gallerist, curator or interior designer knows, the way art is displayed is crucial and transformative, not just to the space it is in, but to the feeling given off in the pictures themselves.
Fear not if your budget is more posters than Picasso. The truth is that virtually anything can look good when framed and hung properly. We’ve pulled some of the most inspiring examples from our archive of how to hang, display and decorate with art.
Don’t hang works of art too high on the wall (a common mistake). The ideal height of the centre of a picture (if there is no piece of furniture below it) is somewhere between 155 and 160cm off the ground.