Hanging art correctly is an art in and of itself. The 12 holes in my wall will attest to that. What seems as simple as hammering a nail and hanging a frame is actually a much more involved process with certain rules you’d be wise to follow. So take down that crooked photo of the New York skyline from IKEA, throw it away, get something way better, and then follow these tips.
Know the right height
There are whole armies of design bloggers and interior decorators who insist that "57in on center" is the best position to hang your artwork. What does this mean, exactly? When you measure your wall, you’ll want the center of your art piece to be 57in from the ground. Apparently this is because the average human eye height is 57in... which is weird, when you realize that equates to 4ft 9in. So other experts recommend hanging your art a bit higher, around 60-63in. Obviously, you’ll want to figure out a height that works for your space, but try to stick within 57in to 63in on center for museum-quality results.