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Where Should Art be placed in the Room?

by Iqra Tariq June 16, 2021 2 min read

The bedroom should be a heaven, a place to unwind, and the artwork should represent that. In the bedroom, the best walls for art are directly above the bed or on the wall opposite the bed. The best pieces are large and should be hung at eye level. Look for abstract pieces that have calming colors or tones.   

Ideal Placement of Wall Art:

Over furniture such as a couch, bed, or mantel, artwork should be placed. To look cohesive, artwork put over the main piece of furniture in the room should be no more than six inches above the piece of furniture.

Related: 5 Easy Ways to Hang Canvas Wall Art

4 Tips on Where to Place the Wall Art:

Hang the Artwork at Eye-level:

We find that hanging single pieces of art at eye level is best, and 60 inches from the center to the floor is the magic number. It can be 4-6 inches above the piece if you're hanging art above furniture. If the art would be shown above a sofa or console, it should be around 2/3 the width of the furniture.

Placement of Artwork

General Rule for Hanging Canvas Wall Art:

When hanging art, keep in mind the size of your room as a general rule. We'll reveal a little house secretly to you. In most of our designs, we choose to use larger artwork and frames than smaller ones. When you have less room to fill, it's much easier to fill in the gaps.

Placement of Wall Art.

Make Connection Between Two Pieces:

Treat two art pieces as one when hanging them, and hang them 60 inches from the floor to the middle of the grouping. This rule also applies to three and four-person parties. Make sure they're just a few inches apart so they appear connected rather than disconnected.

Placement of Wall Art

Maintain the Spacing:

We use prints and images with a common theme and clear frames while creating a grid gallery wall. They may be black-and-white photographs, botanical drawings, or sketches, for example. Alternatively, for an eclectic look, we use entirely different pieces in mixed frames. Large and medium pieces are normally hung 2-3 inches apart, while smaller pieces are hung 1.5-2.5 inches apart.


Placement of Artwork


Make it easier for yourself by tracing the frames on paper and creating a layout on the wall with painter's tape before drilling holes in the wall. In this way, you can locate the exact point and your artwork would look appropriate. Try to apply these simple tips of wall art placement while hanging and see the results.