Use the Concept of Symmetry to Hang Art in Your Home!

If you feel a bit lost in the world of wall art and how to distribute it, don't worry. It's simpler than it might seem.
Use the Concept of Symmetry to Hang Art in Your Home!

Last update: 22 September, 2019

Besides adding color and life to your home, decorating with art can also give it a sense of your personality. If you like a more serious, more minimalist, or more picturesque style, art is a great way to liven up your home decor. Using the concept of symmetry can help you hang art in the most eye-catching way possible.

One of the most important things is to convey a sense of order and tidiness. To do that, you have to have a balance. You can’t hang a piece of art any old way. There are rules you have to follow. That being said, you can bend them a bit depending on your personal tastes. It will also depend on the size, format, and quality of the art.

The truth is, art is like the clothing for your walls. Without it, everything would look naked and boring. It will always add warmth to your spaces. That’s why we wanted to dedicate this article to showing you some tricks on how to use symmetry to hang the art in your home in the best way possible. Give it a try!

Use symmetry to hang art in your home

You don’t want it to look like a museum

Putting art on your walls is a great idea, just don’t overdo it. You don’t want it to end up looking like a second-rate exhibition. So, pick out the pieces carefully, because they need to go well with each other, and they shouldn’t be too different.

Depending on what room you’re going to hang the art in, you should think about a variety of functions before you do anything. You don’t want to put art all over the house without a plan, for the sake of “decorating.” You need to have an idea of “why” before you start.

As you probably already know, the interior decorating world is in love with the minimalist style where “less is more.” Wall art is no exception. So, one thing you should always do before you start is to measure the wall and determine how much space you want to use, and how you want to distribute the art.

This means thinking along the lines of whether it’ll be just one piece of art, a few, or more, in a kind of wall collage. You should also keep distances in mind throughout this process. Bigger frames need to have more space in between each other. Smaller ones, on the other hand, should be closer together to truly shine.

The best places to hang art

We don’t believe there’s just one perfect place to hang art. It’s more about your imagination and your particular tastes. Anything goes, from the kitchen to the bathroom, to the bedroom.

However, you’ll need to be more meticulous with common areas. You should try to create a sense of balance to make the room feel orderly. That will ensure that your guests always feel comfortable.

Some of the best, things to put on the walls are landscapes and portraits. But there’s also a growing trend of putting up frames with famous quotes or inspirational messages. That last one happens to be one of our favorite ideas. Not only does it differentiate the area, it also projects your personality.

Some people like to put small pieces of art in one part of the wall above a desk. Do whatever you like best! Our personal recommendation is that you use pieces that inspire you, and that you won’t get bored of. This is a space for work, and creativity.

There are also some parts of the home that are a bit more delicate, and we suggest not putting art in them. We’re talking about the places that are likely to be run or bumped into, like the walls of the stairs, things at a low height if you have kids, or even high up, where you can’t fully appreciate the art.


Layout is one of the absolute most important things to think about in terms of symmetry and how to hang art. It changes everything. For example, you could use the art to stretch out a room. Just remember to always make a plan before you start.

Depending on the nature of the art, you can hang it vertically or horizontally. Vertical hanging will make the room feel taller. It gives off a visual sense that the wall goes higher up than it actually does.

As you can probably guess, horizontal hanging will make an area feel wider. This works well in places like hallways, stairs, or even in the kitchen. We like the idea of having a series of pieces in a horizontal line in those parts of the home.

Symmetry in the art

Symmetry can help you lay things out in a simple and foolproof way when you’re decorating your home yourself. You can really never go wrong with it, and it gives you more room to be creative.

If you like a sense of order, geometrical patterns can really provide a good layout. You can even make your own unique layout by hanging them symmetrically.

Just remember that it’s best not to over-saturate the narrow spaces in your home. Those are the areas where it’s actually best to leave some space unused. Doing this keeps them light, and will make them seem bigger and brighter.

Using symmetry to hang art will help you achieve the kind of visual order that we think all homes should have. Give it a try and add some personality to your home!