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Tips For Hanging Antique Signs

Many people love to collect old signs. Sings from shops signs from gas stations andsigns from restaurants all make great wall décor. Hang them right on the walls for an interesting display. Make sure you know how to hang them properly so they look their best.

You have a fabulous vintage baker sign which you want to hang in the kitchen. Marking the perfect spot, you set a nail into the wall beside the hutch and place the vintage baker sign on it. Instant Décor!

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You stand back, pleased with your accomplishment. You look at the wall from different angles. Then you squint at the antique sign. Something is definitely not right but you cant put your finger on it.

If you find yourself standing back from your hanging décor, dissatisfied with the look, dont despair. It is not uncommon to make these mistakes that you can see look awkward but you do not know how to fix. Use the guidelines below when hanging wall décor on a wall:

Hanging Large Signs:

The larger signs can be the focus of your décor so you must make sure you hang it in a spot that is appropriate for the size and focus. Where does large hangings look best? Try over a couch, behind the dining set, over a fireplace or on a feature wall. A feature wall is where the placement of furniture or the layout of the home naturally guides the eye to a wall - a great place to feature signs.

Hanging Small Signs:

Grouping smaller pieces looks nice and can make a great statement. Using similar or matching frames and matting make this look more pleasing. Hang a single smaller piece low on the wall and as close to the furniture as possible, otherwise it will seem to be floating.

Hanging Signs In Groups:

You can create an interesting display by grouping like items together. The key to getting it to look right is the spacing. Each item should be spaced about 3 inches away from the items on either side. Before you start making holes in the wall, try laying them out on the floor so you can figure out the best spot for each piece.


Signs should be hung with the center of the picture at eye level. That means the center should be about 60 to 66 inches from the floor. If you've visited a gallery you will see that the frames are not lined up by their top or bottom edges but that the pictures are all centered at the same height.

If your sign will be viewed from the couch or while sitting at the table, then it should be hung at sitting eye level.

If you are hanging it behind the couch, make sure it is no more than 10” above the back.

These tips will help you bring focus and appeal to any arrangement that you choose to decorate your walls with.

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