Want to know how to hang a picture above your fireplace?
This article provides an easy way to hang a picture above the fireplace mantel and the ideal height.
In front of the fireplace is a place where you can warm up and also a place where the family can gather and relax.
I hope you hang a nice picture above the fireplace and have a good time.
☑ Table of Contents.
- Can you hang a painting over a fireplace?
- How to hang a picture above your fireplace mantel
- Examples of hanging art above the fireplace
Can you hang a painting over a fireplace?
You can hang a painting above your fireplace, whether it is a wood fireplace, masonry fireplace, gas fireplace, or electric fireplace.
You can enjoy your painting longer if it is hung in a location that is not affected by the heat of the fireplace.
Choose a location on the wall that will not get hot when the fireplace is in use, and hang the painting there.
Is it safe to hang an oil painting above over the fireplace?
You may hang oil paintings over a fireplace as long as they have been a long time since they were created and are sufficiently dry.
If the painting is spaced far enough away from the mantel, it will not usually burn.
How to hang a picture above your fireplace mantel
How to choose a picture above the fireplace mantel
Choose a picture that fits with the interior design of the room where the fireplace is located.
If the taste of the picture is consistent with the taste of the room’s interior, it will give a sophisticated impression.
Ideal Picture size above the fireplace
For more information on the size of a picture to hang above your fireplace, please refer to the following article.
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How high to hang art above your fireplace
When hanging art above your fireplace, it should be slightly above eye level.
The bottom of art should be 57 to 61 inches (1.45 to 1.55 meters) above the hearth in front of the fireplace.
You may hang the painting a little higher above the high mantel in the room with high ceiling.
Leaving enough space between the ceiling and the top of the art can balance the overall interior of the room well.
At this time, be sure to check the following.
- There should be enough space between the bottom of the painting and the opening of the fireplace.
- The artwork should not get hot when the fireplace is in use.
We explains the picture height to hang in detail in the following article.
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how many inches above a mantle should you hang a picture?
When hanging a picture above the mantelpiece, hang the picture on the wall 4 to 10 inches (10-25 cm) away from the mantel.
The space between the mantel and the picture will help balance the overall décor of the room.
Steps to hang a picture above the fireplace
We will explain the specific steps for hanging a picture above your fireplace.
- Decide where you want to hang the picture on the wall above the fireplace.
The bottom of the picture should hang 57 to 61 inches (1.45 to 1.55 m) above the hearth (floor in front of the fireplace).
- Attach a cord behind the picture frame or canvas to secure it to the wall.
Choose a sturdy cord that can withstand the weight of the picture or frame.
- Use a tool to drill a hole in the wall above the fireplace where you will attach the nail to hang the picture.
For masonry fireplaces, rock fireplaces, brick fireplaces, and concrete fireplaces, use a drill to make the holes.
- Put the picture hanging nail to the holes drilled in the wall.
Be sure to use the nail that can withstand the weight of the picture or frame.
Framed paintings are especially heavy.
- Hook the strings behind the picture frame or canvas to the wall nails to secure it in place.
We explain how to hang an oil painting easily in the following article.
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Examples of hanging art above the fireplace
Here are some simple interior design tips for decorating a picture above a fireplace.
large painting above the fireplace mantel.
Hang a large painting above the fireplace mantel.
Choose a painting that is narrower than the width of the fireplace opening.
It is a good idea to hang a painting that matches the impression of the room.
Hang two arts side by side.
If you have a large fireplace, you can hang two arts side by side.
The same size art side by side will give a stylish impression.
To learn more about the arrangement of two pictures when hanging them, please see the following article.
How to hang art on either side of the fireplace
You should hang art to leave enough space from either side of the fireplace.
Hang art a little higher than your eye level, but the bottom of the artwork should get higher than the mantel.
Hanging the artwork too low may cause damage the artwork by the heat from the fireplace.
We hope you can create a relaxing and comfortable space by hanging a nice picture above your fireplace.