Most of us tried to hang the photo but always end up with one frame up and down or sometimes above our eye level. You no need to have that problem anymore, and we can assure you that you can avoid this mistake by following a few easy steps from Framelab.
Before we start, you need to know some of the important tips.
- The consensus among designers is that the centre of your art should hang at eye level when standing, or between 60 and 63 inches; some say 65 inches. This is particularly true for photos hanging in a foyer or hallway.
- When you’re hanging something above a table or chair, leave no more than 12″ between the surface and the end of your frame.
- If the art is in a room where you’ll mostly be seated, like in a dining room, you can hang it on the low end of the eye-level range.
- For rooms with high ceilings, try the high end of the range.
Gather all the necessary tools for the project;
- Drill or hammer depends on the wall surface
- The right size of drill bit for concrete wall and make sure it matches with the given screws
- Screw and wall plug (which comes with the frame)
- Painter’s tape
- Safety Glasses
- Measuring tape
- Vacuum for cleaning purpose
Steps for Hanging The Frame
Warning: Some Maths involved
- At the back of the frame, measure the height using a measuring tape.
Let’s say the height is 18” (inch)
- Divide the height by 2. You will get 9”, and we name this as A.
- Find the distance between the top of the frame and the frame hanging hardware, like a wire, hook, or nail. In this example, it is measured 5″ from the wire to the top of the frame; and we name this as B.
Tip: Take this measurement from the backside of the frame. Also, if you have a hanging wire, pull it taught. You want the measurement based on how high/taught the wire would be when it’s hung on the wall.
- Subtract B from the A, for example, A-B, 9”-5” = 4”
- Add 60” to the difference. In this example, 60” + 4” = 64”
Measure 64” from the floor and mark the point with a pencil. Now it’s time to wear your safety glasses. Drill a hole for 1” deep. Inset the wall plug and install the screw
Walla, now you’re ready to hang your photo!
- Set a level on top of the frame to make sure the photo is hanging straight.
There’s nothing like having beautiful photos on the walls to make your house feel like home.