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Three classic ways to hang art

At a loss for what to put over your sofa? Try one of these arrangements, and get tips on how to do it like a pro.
By Andrea Mills
Three classic ways to hang art

Photo by Roberto Caruso

Three classic ways to hang art

Statement piece

For a standard eight-foot-high ceiling, the middle of your picture frame should be about 60 inches up from the floor. If hanging above a sofa, leave about seven inches of space between the top of the sofa and the bottom of the picture frame. And don’t forget to use a level to make it straight. 
Three classic ways to hang artPhoto by Roberto Caruso

Symmetrical grid

When hanging art, enlist help: extra hands means one person can hold art against the wall while the other decides on the perfect placement. To prevent frames from shifting, place a bit of Blu-Tack putty behind the corners.

Three classic ways to hang artPhoto by Roberto Caruso
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Salon style

There is no right or wrong way to map out your arrangement, so don't over-think it — just do what feels best in your space. If you need a plan, lay your pieces out on the floor first and shift them around until you find a combination you love.

Three classic ways to hang artPhoto by Roberto Caruso

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