Vintage records are not only collectible but they can make great wall décor too! You can hang them as is or put them in frames. You can collect them by artist era or label. Learning how to hang them for proper effect is key.
In your collection, you have a wonderful old record that you know would look wonderful in the dining room. So you bring it into the room and hammer a nail into the wall over the server and place the old record over it. Perfect!
Pleased with your purchase you stand back. You move your head, looking at the hanging from all angles. Then you squint at the framed record. Something’s not right about it, but what?
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 hanging décor on a wall:
Hanging Records 2 In A Frame:
Large records or frames with more than one record mounted can be an area of focus so it needs to go in the appropriate spot What’s the best spot for larger pieces? 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 special records.
Hanging Small Records:
Try to group smaller pieces together to create a little focal point and add interest. You can tie them together by using similar types or putting them in matching frames. A smaller piece can look strange if you try to put it in the middle of a wall so you should hang it lower on the wall and near a piece of furniture.
Hanging Records In Groups:
You can group items of any size together for an interesting display. Try to have them spaced approximately 3 inches apart. 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.
Like other hanging art framed records looks best when hung with the center point 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 records would be viewed from a sitting position, then hang it at the sitter’s eye level.
Décor hung behind a couch should be no more than 8 to 10 inches above the back of the couch.
These tips will help you bring focus and appeal to any arrangement that you choose to decorate your walls with.