How to Arrange Oil Paintings on a Wall

To understand how to arrange oil paintings on a wall, first decide how you want them to look. The most obvious way to do this is to hang them symmetrically, with one piece above the other. However, you can also use asymmetrical display arrangements to create more visual interest. You can hang the same painting in a series and work your way outward. You can expand your collection over time as your taste and budget evolves. If you’re using a single large piece, make sure to keep the other pieces at eye level.

The space between artworks

When hanging oil paintings on a wall, there are some things to keep in mind. The first is to determine how close you want the pieces to be to one another. For example, if the paintings are hanging on either side of a fireplace, they should be spaced approximately 15 cm apart. It’s not a good idea to hang a painting too close to a mantlepiece. If you’re not sure where to put the painting, watch Emily’s IGTV for an excellent tutorial on hanging art.

Once you’ve decided which oil paintings will fit on the wall, it’s time to hang them. The first step is to lay them out on the floor, up against a wall. Then, move them around until you’re happy with the layout. Make sure the spacing between the pieces is even and there are no gaps or “rivers” of space. A carpenter’s level is essential when hanging art.

Where to hang the oil paintings

Next, you need to decide on where to hang the oil paintings. The first rule is that they should be at eye level. If they’re larger, you can hang them higher. If they’re too small to be viewed from the floor, you can try to hang them on a wall directly above a sofa. This can cause movement issues with your furniture. If you are hanging them over a fireplace, consider placing them at least 15 cm away from the mantlepiece.

How to hang oil paintings

After choosing where to hang your oil paintings, you should decide how to hang them. For small walls, drywall anchors are enough. If you’re working with a large canvas, you should drill into studs. You can also use nails or screws that are hidden, but you should never nail directly into a wall. You don’t want to risk the painting falling and being damaged by the nails.

Think about the size and style

Once you’ve decided on where to hang your oil paintings, it’s time to think about the size and style. Ideally, you should hang each piece at eye level. You can then move the remaining pieces higher or lower depending on the size and type of the piece. When hanging a large oil painting, it’s best to choose an anchor piece. You don’t want the painting to hang on the opposite side of the wall.

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Sebastian Watkins

About the Author: Sebastian Watkins

I am an experienced and passionate CEO of Dolphin Gallery. I specialize in interior design and art, having worked professionally in both fields for over a decade. With my eye for detail and my dedication to excellence, I create beautiful spaces that are both aesthetically pleasing and comfortable.