How to hang your art

If done well, hanging your art can give you the most satisfying feeling. Stepping back and admiring the result of what you’ve spent so long planning, is the very final part in the whole art buying process. That’s why we feel it’s important for you to take the time to prepare and plan before you hang your art.

Make art the centrepiece of your room with these 3 steps on how to hang.

1. Be prepared

Before you start, make sure you’re fully prepared with the necessary tools to hand. These include a hammer, nails, a pencil (for marking the point where the nail will go), a tape measure, a screwdriver, screws, drill and a spirit level. Also, try to get someone to help. It’s a lot easier (and more fun) to hang pictures with a partner.

Remember, your Easyart custom frame is supplied with appropriate fixtures and fittings to suit the size and weight of the frame, including string. To support our larger, heavier framed art you will need to fix large brackets to the wall or use screws with support plugs. Bracket packs will usually state the maximum weight they can support on the package.

2. Decide where you’re going to hang your art

There are loads of fun and inspiring ways to position your art, but a good general rule is to make sure the centre of the artwork or group of art sits at about eye level. Artwork is best viewed at eye level and for this reason you will notice that art galleries, museums and other great art institutions all display their artwork this way.

Finally, have a good think about the space available on the wall and the features and furniture it might hang next to. Your artwork should always have enough even space around it on your wall, so that it doesn’t appear cramped.

Visit our blog for inspiring ideas on ways to hang your art.

3. Hanging your art

Once you’ve decided where everything will go, you’ll need to measure out your space and decide how best to centre your artwork. Make a small pencil mark on the wall where you want your picture to sit (the middle of the piece at roughly eye level) and another little mark on the wall for the nail (marking where the top of the tightened string will be). Canvas art is hung by its internal wooden frame at the back, so make sure the pencil mark for the nail is measured to fit that.

Next, hammer the nail into the wall where you have made the marking for the nail and hang your art. Use a spirit level to make sure your picture is straight and, if you want to, place wall mount tape on the back of the frame to keep it from sliding around.

Finally, step back and admire.

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Moulding

Gives the frame its character and provides the perfect setting for an artwork to be fully enjoyed.

Perspex or glass

Protects the artwork from dust and wilting so that it can be admired for many years.

Mount

Adds depth to an image and works with the moulding to enhance and protect the artwork.

Backing board

Bonds to the artwork ensuring it is perfectly smooth and holds the whole frame together.

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In the Design Studio

We partner with the world's top museums and galleries to bring you exclusive prints of the highest quality. Our teams of designers ensure the colours are accurate, papers are well suited and the best frames are suggested.

Colour Perfecting in the Print Room

In the printing room, artworks are printed on state-of-the-art machines with a team of technicians checking colour and quality every step of the way.

Measuring Up

After being cut down to size, our team carefully finish any stray edges, check measurements and prepare the prints for mounting and framing.

Assembling Frames in the Framing Workshop

We have a team of master framers who work with high-quality, responsibly-sourced wood to create our vast range of framing combinations - each frame is bespoke and made to order for every print.

Hand-finishing in the Framing Workshop

Our selection of hand-finished frames are painted or stained by hand in a variety of colours, and finished with a layer of wax - the end result is a uniquely crafted, beautiful frame that is made to last.

The Last Stop

In this workshop everything comes together - the print, the frame and the glass - in a seamless and stream-lined process.

Mounting the Prints

The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.

Laying the Glass

Once mounted, the print is ready to be covered by glass or perspex - a delicate procedure but expertly done with not a fingerprint in sight.

The Final Product

After a final, thorough check, the framed print is ready to be carefully packaged up and shipped to the customer.

Transferring to Canvas

For those who order their art as canvas prints, the same amount of attention and care goes into the process. Here, the print is being transferred to a wooden frame.

Finishing the Canvas Edging

As with the framed prints, our canvases are all hand-finished in the workshop - a labour of love from start to finish.