Follow these insider tips to find out the ideal way to display your current art.


Whether you’re hanging a priceless heirloom or a Contemporary Limited Edition Art Print; hanging several pieces of artwork or just 1 painting, correct placement is crucial. The main factors for the placement of artwork are the scale of the space and the artwork itself.

Always follow the rule of thumb of significant art in large spaces, little art in tiny spaces. And always hang artwork with the middle of the picture at eye level that’s 155-170cm from the ground.


Large modern artwork looks great when placed over parts of furniture or a fireplace. But make sure art isn’t more than the furniture. It needs to be about 2/3 to 3/4 of the amount of the item over which it stinks.

Never leave over 20cm of wall space between the bottom of your paintings and the thing over which it hangs. Otherwise, the eye will concentrate on the wall as opposed to your artwork.


Attempt to set small pieces of art where possible. Using similar or matching mounts and frames will bring unity into the set but isn’t essential if the theme or colors of the paintings already offer unity.


Among the most interesting methods of displaying modern art is in groupings, which may be utilized in large or compact spaces. There are numerous professional methods for grouping your modern art collection as described below.

Salon Display

Select a group of paintings with a frequent theme like color, subject matter or even frame type. Pieces should be of different sizes and may be centered or lined up over each other and next to each other. Spacing between bits should be kept constant to prevent the design appearing random.

Horizontal Display

Group a selection of otherwise framed art works directly beside each other with the frames almost touching. This permits a display of many art works in a tiny area. It works best with an odd number of bits and the most significant piece in the center and becoming smaller as it goes out.

Vertical Display

Group a group of distinctively styled art works right on top of each other together with the frames almost touching. The uniqueness of the frames and their various shapes and dimensions are both highlighted along a vertical axis.

Mosaic Display

This sort of arrangement is fantastic for an architectural market and uses pieces of artwork of various sizes. Begin by lining up the exterior pieces to get a constant square or rectangular outer border and fill in the remaining space. The spacing becomes irregular as you get toward the center but it works because the edges form a normal shape.

Symmetrical Display

Display a group of pieces of the exact same size in the very same frames and with the identical distance between them. This can either be a single row of art works or rows can be inserted to make a grid. This is particularly effective once the theme of all of the bits is the same.

Asymmetrical Display

Group a blend of 3 pieces of art to reach a balanced asymmetrical display with both smaller pieces piled and centred alongside the bigger piece.


Before you hang the Artwork:

1. Decide which contemporary art you’re likely to group together based on a frequent element which allows the artwork to work together i.e. theme, color, frame type, etc..

2. Decide which layout you’re likely to use – Mosaic Screen, Horizontal Screen, Salon Screen, etc as mentioned above.

3. Gauge the wall, top to bottom and left to right and also the dimensions of all of the individual pieces of artwork to be hung.

4. Arrange the modern art works on the ground in your selected design with 3 – 6 cm between them.

5. Transfer the arrangement to the wall. Put the paintings in their frames – on some old paper. Stick your life-sized paper replicas on the wall with low tack masking tape.

Hanging the Art

1. Find the amount of picture hooks you require. 1 for images with a width less than 75cm differently 2 picture hooks.

2. Determine how big a hook to use. Check the weight of your image (s) and purchase the suitable size hook.

3. Mark the horizontal position of the pins on the wall. Using your paper replicas create a short horizontal pencil line across the top and then a short vertical line down in the center so you have made an upside-down ‘T’ in the peak of the picture. If the image is over 75cm then you want to create 2 more marks at 1/3rd and 2/3rds throughout the width.

4. Mark the vertical position of the pins on the wall. If the image has a series then discover the center and gauge the distance from the series when taut to the peak of the picture. If the image has a’saw tooth’ canvas hanger then assess the distance from the bottom edge of the hanger to the peak of the picture.

5. Hammer on your hooks by putting the base of the hook where the ‘T’ line intersects.

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