How-To

How to Properly Hang Artwork


At Saatchi Art, we’re committed to helping you discover art you love. We’re also dedicated to empowering art lovers to buy and #LiveWithArt confidently.

The helpful tips and DIY tutorials in our #LiveWithArt video series are aimed at making living with art fun and easy, instead of intimidating.

We’re starting with the basics. Check out the video above for a step-by-step guide to properly hanging all of your artwork – including how to map and hang a gallery wall. All you need is a measuring tape, picture hooks, nails, a hammer and a pencil.

classic gallery wall inspiration
With the right preparation and planning, even the most expert-level gallery walls are easily achievable. (Image: Kristofer Johnsson Interior Design)

Share your newly decorated walls with us on Instagram! Post your images with hashtag #LiveWithArt and tag @saatchiart and we’ll re-post our favorites.

Love the pieces you see in the video? Featured artworks from Saatchi Art artists include: “Morning,” by K Gavin Brooks, “Diora and the berry tree, 2015, Limited Edition” by Stephanie Vovas,  “Grain of Truth” by Claire Desjardins, and “Saxophone in Hackney” by Fabio Coruzzi.

About the Author

Caitlin Bray is the Marketing Manager at Saatchi Art. She studied History and Art History at Yale University. Her mother is a fine artist and her dog is a mystery mutt named Louise.