Step-by-step explanation to help you attach your art to the wall.

You have finished all the elements of your house. The walls are painted, the curtains are hanging and the furniture is placed... And yet something is missing. Something that grabs your attention and gives the room meaning. In many cases art is the solution. Art can give a stylish touch. An interesting element in a well-decorated interior. You can select some beautiful paintings that show your sense of style in a subtle way.

But how do you hang this up properly? What do you have to take into account and what do you need? In this article, we take you step-by-step through this process.

Choose the right method

In order to hang a painting correctly, it is important to first decide which method you will use. The following factors are important to take into account:

- The place of work
- The weight of the artwork, and how big it is
- The material of the surface

Determine the right place for your artwork

Hang the center of the painting at eye level, usually about 150 cm high. When placing an artwork over a piece of furniture, such as a living room sofa, the bottom edge of the artwork should be 12 to 20 cm above the top edge. This will be enough to keep your wall art from looking too busy and not too tall.

Know what material to use

A nail or a hanging hook would suffice for a picture frame, but this is often different with art. An artwork of 100cmx100cm often weighs between 4.5 and 13 kilos. A nail is not enough for these works. It is safest to work with a plug.

Choose a plug and a drill, usually 6 mm plugs are used. If it concerns a hollow wall, use a hollow wall plug, this plug can carry up to 10 to 15 kilos. You can tap this plug into the wall with a hammer, and then screw in the screw or hook (with the same diameter as the plug).

Drill in the right place

If you know where the work will hang and what material to use , the "hardest" part is drilling a hole in the right place. The easiest is to hang the work against the wall in the right place and stick a piece of painter's tape above the work in the middle so that you know exactly which line to drill. Take into account the suspension system behind the artwork.

To work with a thread in the back, stretch the thread to the highest point, then measure the distance from this point to the top edge. Transfer this point to your wall before positioning the drill hole.

Large paintings often require two holes to hang them. To make the second hole completely equal to the first hole, it is recommended to use a spirit level.

 And now enjoy

Hopefully it all worked out, but if you still have questions, please let us know!