The Art of Hanging Art When Staging Your Overland Park Home to Sell

One of the biggest issues I have to deal with in Overland Park home staging and rearranging is the art of hanging art. The 3 biggest obstacles people have to tackle are:

  1. What to hang
  2. Where to hang it and
  3. How high should it be hung?

About anything can be an object to hang. I go into people’s homes all the time and they have a collection of framed art stuck away in the closet because they don’t know what to do with it. They moved into the house but never hung the art. Or the other side of that is they have hung things randomly, (there was a nail already there so I just stuck that picture up there).

Hanging art is an art and should be treated as such. That is the very last step of the home staging or rearranging process. Make sure all of your furniture is correctly placed, then accessories and only then should you tackle the hanging of the art.

Here are some tips that should help you hang your objects:

  • The center of the object should be about eye level, or approximately 60” from the floor. That’s a simple task for me because I am 5’ tall and I can easily measure wall hangings using my own height.
  • If you are hanging something over your couch, you will first want to center it over the couch or the wall itself. Then leave a space of 3-6 inches between the top of the couch and the bottom of the frame.
  • Or if you are hanging over a table top, leave between 4-8 inches.
  • Look at the back of the item and decide how it is going to be hung.
  • Decide how many wall hanging hooks you need and what type you need to use. You can buy all different types of hangers at Home Depot or Lowe’s.
  • Get your item placed and put some painter’s or masking tape on the wall with the bottom edge of the tape, even with the top of the item. Then you can mark the sides of the width of the object.
  • If you are using only one wall hanger, divide the width of the item in half and measure this distance in from the marks on the tape.

If you need help hanging your art, I’ve got a great eye. Call me at (913) 515-3250 or contact me here.

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