The following recommendations are common best practices for installing artwork in your home.
Hire a Professional Installer.
Professional art hangers work with a multitude of hardware and have a system based on weight and size to hang your pieces.
If you have any doubts about where to install your piece, find a knowledgeable professional or contact the artist to help.
Hang Art Away from Doors and Ventilation
When planning your art display, assume it’s a beautiful day with your doors and windows open. If a breeze or sudden summer rain comes in through a screened door and damages your piece, it’s a good idea to brainstorm alternate locations.
You also want to keep artwork out of direct draft from your ventilation system.
Don’t Place Art In Direct Sunlight
Light damage is irreversible to your artwork, but you shouldn’t have to keep your blinds closed. You can still use natural lighting, but you will need to seek out the translucent protective film for your windows and skylights. Companies specialize in clear window protections that block UV light and heat.
Additionally, remember to protect your art from sunlight with specialty glass in the frame.
Don’t Hang Valuable Art Over a Fireplace
Keeping your art directly above a fireplace or radiator invites smoke and heat damage.