This is a tricky task as many people make the mistake of hanging their art too high because they are worried that it will be too low. There are many scenarios but here are 3 main guidelines to follow when hanging art:
1. When hanging above a sofa: the bottom of the art shouldn't be more then
6-8 inches from the top of the sofa.
2. When hanging above a console table: the bottom of the art shouldn't be more then 10-12 inches from the table.
3. When hanging in a hallway or where it will be mostly viewed standing up: the centre of the art should be eye level.
The family that lives in the home must also be considered. If the family members are mainly tall or short people then "eye level" would be what suits them best.
The main thing to remember is that the art should be visually connected to the fixtures & furniture pieces.
RESA-Pro member Kelly Penuita is the Lead Interior Stylist at DecoChic Interiors where she specializes in Residential Interior Decorating and Home Staging in Winnipeg, MB. Her company is based on integrity, respect and trust – the fundamentals to building lasting relationships with her clients.
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