Yay! Your artwork has arrived. You’re undoubtedly excited to get it up on the wall, and we don’t blame you! However, there’s a few tips and tricks you should follow to make the most out of your new print.
As you probably noticed, our artwork is ready-to-hang and comes with a pre-installed sawtooth hanger. That's because we want to make sure that decorating your wall is super fast and easy!
We’ve created a super easy, step-by-step guide to help you hang your new multi-panel canvas wall art. Roll up your sleeves and let’s get started! Hanging a Multi Panel Wall Art is fairly easy task, and should not take more than 10 minutes.
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- Step 1: Creating a Plan: How to Hang Canvas Panels
- Step 2: Required Tools
- Step 3: Align the Panels
- Step 4: Spread Toothpaste
- Step 5: Mark the Wall
- Step 6: Drive the Nail
- Step 7: Leave Enough Space
- Step 8: Repeat
Step 1: Creating a Plan: How to Hang Canvas Panels
While we’ll break down the nitty-gritty of the technicalities later on, the first step is to visualize the placement of your piece. Don’t make the common mistakes amateur designers typically fall into. For example, plan the best area to hang your print. You want your artwork to take up approximately 60-70% of the available empty wall space for a balanced look. Make sure to always hang your panels flush with the wall. Any gap between the canvas and the wall will instantly cheapen your interior. Choose an area of your room that is visually lacking, rather than a space that already looks crowded with furniture and décor.
Expert Advice: The Best Way to Hang Canvas Art
To get the complete rundown on how to hang a canvas painting the right way, check out our article full of expert advice. Here’s a sneak preview of the first tip:
“Any designer will tell you that the most common mistake homeowners make, is hanging their art too high. Large wall art should be hung at eye level. While it may seem low at first glance, eye-level artwork is a longstanding gallery standard. Guests should not have to crane their necks to look at your prized prints. Your artwork should be in plain view, and blend seamlessly with the rest of your interior. If you’re hanging a piece of art above a sofa, leave no more than 6”-8” in between the top of the couch and the bottom of the print.”
Now that you have an idea of proper placement, let’s get into the physical process of hanging canvas panels!
Step 2: Required Tools
* Nails/screws (one for each panel)
* Spirit level ruler
Toothpaste?! Yup, you read that right! You'll figure out why you need it soon enough!
Follow These Steps
Follow these simple steps carefully, and you'll have your beautiful artwork up on your wall in just a few minutes.
Step 3: Align the Panels
Always start with the middle panel (usually the largest one). Use it as a main focal point to align the other panels.
Step 4: Spread Toothpaste
Spread a small dot of toothpaste on the embossed circle of the sawtooth hanger.
Step 5: Mark the Wall
Press the frame to the wall. The toothpaste will then stick to the wall.
Step 6: Drive the Nail
Place the nail where the toothpaste is, and hit it into the wall using a hammer.
5. Leave Enough Space Between the Panels
By this point, you're probably wondering how far apart you should hang the panels of your canvas!
* Width: For all layouts, we recommend leaving 1" space between each panel when hung, for the best airy but tied-together look! If the gap is too big or too small, you will lose the effect of the split canvas.
* Height: The height of the rest of the panels depends on the layout you selected. Some layouts are symmetrical, and some layouts resemble a wave and feature different heights. In general, be consistent! For example, if you hang the left panel 3" lower than the middle panel, be sure to hang the right panel using the same measurements. Always use your ruler and pencil to measure the right height!
Step 8: Repeat
Repeat the steps above for the rest of the panels, using an alternating sequence (middle, left, right, left, right). Use your level to ensure your panels are aligned.
Don't forget: Keep the distance between all panels the same, to achieve a cohesive look.
The End Result
Multi-panel wall art creates a dramatic effect and instantly adds character to your walls. You will notice how the artwork immediately changes the look of your space!
The end result should look cohesive, creative and balanced. Wall art is the best way to make the most of a blank wall!
We hope you enjoy your new wall art! Post photos of your space on Instagram and use the hashtag #elephantstock
Pro tip: Read how to care for your artwork, to ensure it lasts longer!