Home Staging Tip – Hanging Art Over an Object

Home Staging Tip – Hanging Art Over an Object

March 16, 2012 By Pres Ⓡ Staging Resource Centre

This is Part 1 of ‘home staging tips for hanging art over an object’. After hanging 1000s of pieces of art, photos, sculptures, baskets, fabric wall hangings, swordfish (yes swordfish, several of them) I’d like to share some of my ‘hanging art’ guidelines. These are guidelines so there will be variations on the theme, but these work pretty well in any home or office.

A few years ago I wrote an ebook ‘Trade Secrets of Hanging Art Like a Pro!‘ and I just recently produced two You Tube videos to demonstrate my process.

Here are my quick tips for hanging art over an object like a fireplace…


Art over an object

1) Hanging art over an object (click here for You Tube Video)
- perfection is to find a piece of art 2/3 the length of the object you are hanging it above
- find center of your wall – mark with pencil or sticky tack
- find the center of your art – mark it with sticky tack
- measure 4 – 10″ above the object you are placing the art
- line up the centers – put a pencil mark at center at the top of the piece of art
- measure the wire from the top to the bottom
- take that measurement and measure down from the top/center of where you are hanging your art and mark it on the wall with a pencil (like an inverted T)
- the intersecting point is where you put the bottom of your hanger
- nail in your hanger and use a level to make sure it is even

It takes a lot of practice to make it perfect but these guidelines should help a bit! Next post will be ‘floating or gallery wall art’ tips…