How To Hang & Install Fine Art

How To Hang & Install Fine Art

Artwork installation is much more than knocking a few nails in the wall. Follow our best practice guide to ensure your fine art is positioned safely, with the best possible aesthetic effect.

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Step 1

Select a wall space where your fine art will be safe from direct sunlight. Ultra Violet light rays can damage artwork and also cause glaring reflections which disrupt the visual appearance of the work.

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Step 2

Allow sufficient space between large-scale artworks to ensure they do not compete for attention. Fine art should be positioned to complement both one another and the overall mood of the room.

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Step 3

Consider the colour scheme of your space carefully before selecting which room to hang your artwork in. Fine art materials and colours in your art and framing can have a dramatic impact upon an interior design. Are you looking to create harmony or stark contrast?

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Step 4

Installing artwork at the right height is of paramount importance. We follow a museum guideline of 156cm from the floor to the centre of the image. This may have to adjust depending on the size of your wall space.

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Step 5

Consider the layout of a group of artworks carefully before hanging. When hanging a series of artworks of the same size, a grid formation looks fantastic. Ensure the gaps between the artwork are all equal.

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Step 6

Position your artwork so that it is not in direct line with door frames and furniture in the room. This may sound like a logical idea, but the result often appears awkward and unnatural.

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Step 7

Protect your fine art by installing it at a safe distance from direct heat sources such as radiators and electric heaters. Fluctuations in heat can cause long-term damage to an artwork which can lead to costly art restoration treatments!

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Step 8

Conserve your fine art by hanging it at a safe distance from damp areas such as bathrooms, spaces with poor ventilation and steamy kitchen areas. Moisture and humidity can damage artwork significantly over time, potentially ruining pieces of financial, cultural or personal value.