Interior design

Hanging up pictures correctly – tips and ideas for a harmonious wall design

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When it comes to purchasing wall decorations, it’s not just aesthetics that play an important role. There are some basic rules that one should follow in order to create an overall harmonious environment at home. We give you 5 useful tips on how to hang, arrange and stage pictures correctly.

Hang up pictures correctly – if possible at eye level

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It is easy to determine the optimal place for each picture. The correct height for hanging the pictures is the average eye level, which is 1.60 meters. In passageways, where pictures are mainly viewed standing, they are hung at standing height. However, if you will mostly look at your pictures while sitting, for example from the sofa in the living room, you can place them a little lower.

Note the size of the furniture


Orientate yourself to the corners and edges in the room, such as door and window frames, and note the size of the furniture. Make sure that large pictures next to small furniture and vice versa can disturb the harmonious effect of the room.

Hang pictures correctly – picture arrangement on the wall

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There are different ways of arranging the pictures on the wall. Make your walls look wider by hanging multiple photos side by side or grouping pictures of different sizes in a collage. Make sure that the distance between the images is always the same. About 2 to 10 centimeters should be enough.

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If you only opt for a large picture, take advantage of it to add depth to the room. Frameless masterpieces in panorama format, for example, create the impression of space. Wide landscape shots, sky and beach are motifs that automatically allow us to look into the depths.

Sunlight is poison for every picture


Whether graphics, watercolors or photographs, pictures should not be exposed to direct sunlight. The thermal radiation and short-wave UV radiation contained in sunlight can damage images and accelerate the aging process. But with today’s most advanced digital printing processes, you don’t have to worry about that. With the UV direct printing from BilligBanner24 For example, photos and graphics are displayed on UV and up to 80 degrees temperature-resistant panels that can also be used outdoors. You can also enjoy beautiful pictures on the balcony!

Style and color choice of the picture

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Images should be adapted to your facility. An oil painting in a heavy picture frame does not fit into a modern home interior. It is not only the style that is important, but also the colors of the picture. The overall picture looks more harmonious if the picture contains a color that is repeated in the room. You can’t go wrong with white walls, but with wallpapers with eye-catching patterns, pictures should be framed to show off the motif.