Thursday, February 8, 2018

Hang Wall Décor Perfectly in Your Lexington, MA Home

Whether you are staging your Lexington home to sell, or you are decorating the new home you just bought, do you know how to hang wall art and photos properly? This is something you rarely hear discussed, but we’ve all been there, trying to find the perfect place to hang décor before hammering a nail into the wall!

As your Lexington real estate agent, I am here to the rescue. I found an article on Apartment Therapy that clears up the confusion. The key rule is to hang art at 57 inches on center.

What does this mean? Basically, the center of your wall art should hang at 57 inches from your floor. So to do this, you would measure up from the ground with measuring tape until you reach 57 inches up the wall. Make a small mark on the wall with a pencil.

Then you would measure from side to side and top to bottom on your artwork and find the middle. That is what you want to hang at the 57-inch mark. The tricky part is taking into account where the art will actually hang from, such as from a hanging wire or a canvas ledge. You want to take that into account when finding the middle point of the decorative piece.

This also applies to groups of pictures. If you have a group or gallery wall, think of the group as one giant picture. Once you determine how you want them to look on the wall, put the center of the entire gallery at the 57-inch mark, and then work out from there.

Obviously, this won’t always work, such as if you have high pieces of furniture in the way, or light switches, etc. But this is a great rule of thumb that art galleries use, and it should help you with decorating or staging your Lexington MA home!

When you are ready to buy a Lexington home, or ready to sell your Lexington home, contact me! As your Lexington real estate agent, I am here and ready to help you with all of your needs this year in the Lexington real estate market!

Theresa D'Antuono

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