Have you ever been in a friend’s house and noticed something a little off with the photos hanging on their wall? No, not their weird looking uncle in the family picture. I’m talking about their picture frames being off balance. No matter what you do to ignore it, once you see the crooked frame, it distracts from all the other decorating efforts. Hanging multiple photos or decorations in a row has been a popular trend for years, so making sure your decorations are lined up correctly can really make them pop.
If you want to hang multiple picture frames in a row, you can follow these steps to make the process a bit easier:
- Make sure to take your time deciding where the first frame will go. Ensuring the first picture is placed exactly where you want it helps when hanging the rest of your frames.
- Pictures look best at eye level. For most, this is around 5’8” off the ground. Although height preferences vary from person to person, picking a starting point for your picture height will help when hanging multiple frames. Measure from the floor up so you remain accurate with other measurements. This also applies when staggering pictures at varying heights. Use floor measurement for reference.
- If you’re hanging frames from wire, the length of wire being used will determine how much height adjustment needs to be made for frames to line up. Don’t forget to calculate additional height wires add to the picture frames.
- After you’ve picked the desired frame height, mark a spot on the wall using some tape or a pencil. Tape won’t scratch up your wall or potentially leave a mark, but most pencil markings can be erased.
- Once the first picture has been correctly hung, measure and mark on the wall where you want the remaining frames to be. Don’t forget to measure horizontal distance from frame to frame so the pictures are evenly spaced. Each case will be unique because of surrounding furniture or lighting.
Depending on what is below your pictures, it can be difficult to determine how high your frames need to be hung. Don’t fret, just remember to take your time with the first picture and determine where you want to go from there. If you like how the first picture looks the rest will be much easier. Take into consideration how your frames will look above a couch, next to a window, or beside a lamp. Along with your personal preference, frame surroundings determine what will look the best on your wall.
If you’ve tried to hang up pictures evenly but can’t get it quite right, fill out a work estimate form and I’d be glad to help you with that problem.