Easy tips to hang pictures above a couch

Displaying pictures over a couch is an easy way to create a focal point in your living room. Here are a few tips to get the job done:

Size it up

  • To create balance, your artwork (or grouping) should be at least 2/3 the length of the sofa.
  • Don’t have a large piece? Use two or more pieces in a group to create the size you need.
  • Pictures should not be wider than the couch or the artwork will overwhelm the furniture instead of enhancing it.

How high, how low?

  • As a general rule, the bottom of your frame should hang 8” to 10” above the back of the sofa. There are exceptions when you’re hanging a grouping of frames and in this case, you may have to play with the measurements a bit.
  • If you hang your artwork too high it will look like it’s floating away from the couch instead of being connected to it. Keep your wall arrangements low enough to enjoy when you’re sitting.
  • Have someone hold your artwork in position while you step back and have a look to ensure the height is perfect.

Spacing between pieces

  • When hanging a grouping of pictures, leave 2” to 5” between each frame for proper spacing. View a short video on Using Spacer Tape™ to keep spacing consistent between frames.
  • Hanging frames too far apart will look disjointed, like you are trying to fill the wall instead of connecting each piece of art.

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At Under The Roof Decorating, our mission is to make picture hanging easy.  We design products such as Hang & Level and Déco Nails to help you hang pictures exactly where you want them without making extra holes in your walls.

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