Arranging Pictures -Are you Following the Rules of Hanging Art?

When it comes to arranging pictures and hanging art, there are rules to guide you. But you don't have to follow those rules!

Arranging Large PictureLinda from Lime in a Coconut is a major rule breaker. Large pictures belong in big spaces. But this is a squeeze.

Arranging Small PicturePut small pictures in corners or narrow spaces. Maybe not narrow enough, but for now I like my little beach umbrella photograph in that spot.

Arranging a Group of PicturesEven though the standard practice is to hang the pictures at eye level this stacked combo works beautifully. Seen at House Beautiful.

Arranging a dozen PicturesA way of making a statement on a large wall is to mount a dozen or more identically framed pictures in a common theme placing them very close to one another. 

Arranging a Group of PicturesGroup the pictures into clusters of two or three. Odd numbered groups suggest a focal point while even numbered groups exude a calming and organized effect. Does it feel calming and organized? I'd say it's playful.

Leaning a PictureMy living room again. Another photograph I took. It sits on the floor, leaning against the wall. That's what happens when you can't decide where to hang a picture.