Would you like to know about picture framing? Want to frame your art to make it look more professional? Wondering how you should go about either choosing a frame or finding the right type of artwork? Here’s a blog post with some tips on how you can make your framing make sense for the type of art you are working with!


When you take the time to frame a picture, it sends a message that the photograph is important to you. It also makes the photo look more professional.

There are a few things to keep in mind when framing a picture:

  • The frame should be proportional to the size of the photograph. A small picture looks best in a small frame, and vice versa.
  • The color of the frame should complement the colors in the photograph. For example, if your picture has a lot of white space, consider using a black or dark-colored frame.
  • If you’re displaying multiple framed pictures together, try to use frames of similar style and color. This will create a more cohesive look.

Which corner should the first nail be driven?

When you are ready to hang your picture, the first step is to find the wall studs. The studs are the support beams behind your drywall, and they will be the anchors for your nails. Once you have found the studs, decide which corner you want to start in.

Some people like to start in the top left corner, but others prefer to start in the bottom right corner. There is no wrong answer, but starting in the top left might be a good idea if you are hanging multiple pictures because it will help you keep track of where you have already put nails.

Where is the top of the picture?

If you want your picture to look professional, you need to make sure that the top of the frame is level with the top of the picture. This can be tricky, especially if yourpicture is not a standard size. If you’re using a level, hold it against the top of the frame and mark where the top of the picture is with a pencil. You can also use a tape measure to measure the distance from the top of the frame to the top of the picture.

If you’re not using a level, you can try to eyeball it. Place your thumb at the top of the frame and stretch out your arm. Try to keep your elbow in line with the top of the picture. Use a pencil to mark where your thumb is.

How to hang a picture on a wall

Hanging a picture on a wall is a simple process, but there are a few things you need to do to make sure it looks professional. First, measure the wall space where you want to hang the picture and use that measurement to choose the right size frame. Second, pick out a frame that complements thepicture and stylishly fits with the rest of your decor. Third, gather the supplies you’ll need: hammer, nails, level. Fourth, place the frame on the wall and mark where the nails will go. Fifth, drive the nails into the wall at an even distance apart. Sixth, hang your picture on the nails and step back to enjoy your handiwork!

If you want your picture to look extra professional, you can use command strips instead of nails. Just follow the instructions on the package.

Is it okay to let slack space between where you’re hanging and the edge of the frame?

Assuming you’re talking about hanging a picture on a wall, the general rule of thumb is to leave about 2-3 inches of space between the edge of the frame and the wall. This allows the picture to stand out and also makes it easier to dust! If you have a particularly large or heavy frame, you may want to increase that margin to 4-5 inches.

Must you mirror images when hanging them right-side up or upside down?

In general, you should always mirror images when hanging them right-side up or upside down. This creates a more polished and professional look, as well as makes it easier for viewers to understand the image.

There are exceptions to this rule, however. If you’re hanging an image that is already reversed (such as a reflection in a mirror), there’s no need to mirror it again. Additionally, some abstract images may look better without being mirrored, so it’s ultimately up to your own judgement.


There are a few things you can do to make sure your pictures look professional when you frame them. Make sure the matting is clean and even, use high-quality materials, and choose a frame that compliments the picture without overwhelming it. With a little bit of care, you can create beautiful framed pictures that will last for years to come.