Don’t you just love the look and feel of a room that feels nice and finished? It’s hard to explain, but you just know when you walk into a room and it feels as though it’s missing a little something, especially if you love the farmhouse style.
You see, when it comes to farmhouse interior design, some of the most important elements to a wonderfully decorated space are the elements you have hanging on those shiplap walls of yours. In other words, a farmhouse just isn’t a farmhouse without some beautifully rustic farmhouse framed art!
And – you guessed it – that’s where we come in. We’ve already talked about the importance of selecting the right tabletop top decor and even for your bathroom, but what about the walls?
Below, we’ll show you four of our favorite pieces of farmhouse framed art and give you a few tips for hanging wall art in your home.
1. Decide Where to Place It
Farmhouse Pig Wall Art
Placement is a very important consideration when hanging wall art. Common areas in which to hang art include above sofas, consoles, and dressers. You’ll also frequently find wall art above headboards, mantels, and you’ll also spot them in grouped arrangements, such as in gallery walls.
If you decide to hang your art above a couch, console, dresser, or the like, you’ll want to hang it about 8 to 10 inches above the top of the furniture. If it’s going higher up on the mantel, where exactly you hang it largely depends upon the height of your ceilings. Generally, though, somewhere between 4 and 6 inches is usually a good height.
2. Measure the distance between the hardware on the back of the frame and its top edge.
Ocean Scene Framed Wall Art
This is an important step you don’t want to forget. Be sure to take this distance into account so that you don’t accidentally drill a hole into your wall only to find that you’ve mistakenly placed your art much higher than you intended.
Also, be sure the hardware is securely fastened to the back of the frame. There are times you may find that the frame seems a bit heavier than what the hardware might be able to support. No worries! With a handy frame back kit (which you can find at any hardware store) you can make a quick fix.
3. Hang the Art Within Your Line-of-Sight
Poppy Flower Framed Wall Art
The commonly accepted optimum height for hanging wall art is around 57 to 60 inches off the ground. That is, the art should be hung so that its midpoint is 57 to 60 inches off the ground – not its top or bottom edge.
There are some schools of thought that call for hanging art several inches lower, but at the end of the day, this all depends upon your personal preferences. Low-hanging art is more commonly seen in mid-century modern and contemporarily designed interiors, but it’s not unheard of to find it in traditional or farmhouse style homes. Lower-hanging art is also more common in households wherein family members tend to be shorter.
4. Measure Twice, Then Hang
Running Horses Print on Galvanized Metal
If you’re anything like us, you get pretty excited when you bring home a new piece of art. But because you’ll be hammering holes into your pretty white walls, you need to be absolutely certain that your measurements are correct. Once you’ve found the exact spot in which you’ll be hammering or drilling, it’s wise to mark it using a pencil.
Once your nail or hook is securely in place, simply hang your art. A level can then be used to ensure it’s nice and evenly hung. Then all that’s left to do is take a step back and enjoy the view!
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